There is under a month to enter RØDE Microphones’ major short film competition ‘My RØDE Reel’.
The competition, which opened on 1 March and closes 1 June, has returned in 2016 for its third year with an increased total prize pool of over $300,000 and more awards than ever before.
From amateur to professional, all filmmakers are encouraged to take part by creating a short film of three minutes or less, as well as a behind-the-scenes reel that features a RØDE product being used during the production of the film.
As well as the four marquee awards featured in previous years – Judges' Film award for the best short film, Judges' BTS award for the best behind-the-scenes reel, People's Choice award for the most popular short film, and the Young Filmmaker award – RØDE has this year announced the introduction of the Female Filmmaker award.
This award, selected by the judging panel, is designed to encourage and celebrate women in the film community, and will reward winners with a production filmmaking kit worth more than $30,000.
The prize pool, valued at more than $300,000, includes equipment from Adobe, Angelbird, Atomos, Blackmagic Design, Blastwave FX, Bright Tangerine, F&V, FilmConvert, Freefly, G-Technology, KesslerCrane, Miller, Movcam, Music Bed, New York Film Academy, NiSi, Paralinx, Red Giant, Sachtler, Shane's Inner Circle, SmallHD, Story & Heart, Teradek, ZEISS, and of course RØDE.
Entry kit, a free entry pack, and a full list of the prize packs are available at www.myrodereel.com.