Prizes

Major Awards and Prizes

Entries close June 1 2015
My RØDE Reel 2015
Judges' Film
Award
This is the short film chosen as the best of all films entered in My RØDE Reel 2015, by the judging panel
Prize pack includes
  • Adobe Creative Cloud 1YR
  • Atomos Shogun
  • Blackmagic Production Cinema Camera 4k (BMPC 4K)
  • Event Opals
  • F&V Z1200 Ultra Colour
  • Film Supply $1000 Credit
  • Freefly Systems MōVI M5 + MōVI Ring + Toad in the Hole Quick Release
  • G-Technology Gdock EV
  • Kessler Second Shooter - Stealth slider bundle
  • Miller DS20 Solo 75 Carbon Fibre System (1514)
  • RedGiant Color, Shooter & Keyer Suites + Universe Lifetime
  • RedRock Micro UltraCage Studio Rig for BMPC, Top Plate, Shoe Clamp Kit, microMatteBox Deluxe, Backpack accessory, Top Handle Double Clamp, MicroFollowFocus Pro Studio
  • RØDE NTG3
  • RØDE NTG4+
  • RØDE NT55-S
  • RØDE Blimp
  • RØDE 4 x smartLav+
  • RØDE RØDELink Filmmaker Kit
  • RØDE Reporter
  • RØDE NT1 Kit
  • RØDE SVMX
  • RØDE VMP
  • RØDE DCVMP
  • RØDE WS7
  • RØDE 3 x invisiLav 10Pk
  • RØDE boompole
  • RØDE i-XY
  • RØDE SC1
  • RØDE SC3
  • RØDE SC4
  • RØDE SC6
  • Small HD On-Camera Monitoring Package
  • Teradek BoltPro 300 HDMI
  • The Music Bed $1000 Credit
  • ThinkTank Photo Airport Security V2.0
  • Zeiss 35mm ZE, 50mm ZE Lenses
My RØDE Reel 2015
People's Choice
Award
This is the short film with the most number of public votes at the end of the voting period.
Prize pack includes
  • Adobe Creative Cloud 1YR
  • Atomos Shogun
  • Blackmagic Production Cinema Camera 4k (BMPC 4K)
  • Event Opals
  • F&V K8000+ 2 light kit
  • Film Supply $1000 Credit
  • Freefly Systems MōVI M5 + MōVI Ring + Toad in the Hole Quick Release
  • G-Technology Gdock EV
  • Kessler Second Shooter - Stealth slider bundle
  • Miller DS20 Solo 75 Carbon Fibre System (1514)
  • RedGiant Magic Bullet, Shooter & Keyer Suites + Lifetime Universe
  • RedRock Micro ultraField Shoulder BMC, BMCC Deluxe upgrade, microMatteBox Deluxe, MicroBalance, Top Handle and MicroFollowFocus Black Pro
  • RØDE NTG3
  • RØDE NTG4+
  • RØDE NT55-S
  • RØDE Blimp
  • RØDE 4 x smartLav+
  • RØDE RØDELink Filmmaker Kit
  • RØDE Reporter
  • RØDE NT1 Kit
  • RØDE SVMX
  • RØDE VMP
  • RØDE DCVMP
  • RØDE WS7
  • RØDE 3 x invisiLav 10Pk
  • RØDE boompole
  • RØDE i-XY
  • RØDE SC1
  • RØDE SC3
  • RØDE SC4
  • RØDE SC6
  • Small HD On-Camera Monitoring Package
  • Teradek BoltPro 300 HDMI
  • The Music Bed $1000 Credit
  • ThinkTank Photo Airport Security V2.0
  • Zeiss 35mm ZE, 50mm ZE Lenses
My RØDE Reel 2015
Judges' BTS
Award
This is the behind-the-scenes video chosen as the best of all entries.
Prize pack includes
  • Adobe Creative Cloud 1YR
  • Atomos Shogun
  • Blackmagic Production Cinema Camera 4k (BMPC 4K)
  • Event Opals
  • F&V K4000S Plus 3 light Kit
  • Film Supply $1000 Credit
  • G-Technology Gdock EV
  • Kessler Second Shooter - Stealth slider bundle
  • Miller DS20 Solo 75 Carbon Fibre System (1514)
  • RedGiant Magic Bullet, Shooter & Keyer Suites + Lifetime Universe
  • RedRock Micro microMatteBox Deluxe, MicroFollowFocus Black Pro
  • RØDE NTG3
  • RØDE NTG4+
  • RØDE NT55-S
  • RØDE Blimp
  • RØDE 4 x smartLav+
  • RØDE RØDELink Filmmaker kit
  • RØDE Reporter
  • RØDE NT1 Kit
  • RØDE SVMX
  • RØDE VMP
  • RØDE DCVMP
  • RØDE WS7
  • RØDE 3 x invisiLav 10Pk
  • RØDE boompole
  • RØDE i-XY
  • RØDE SC1
  • RØDE SC3
  • RØDE SC4
  • RØDE SC6
  • Small HD On-Camera Monitoring Package
  • Teradek BoltPro 300 HDMI
  • The Music Bed $1000 Credit
  • ThinkTank Photo Airport Security V2.0
  • Zeiss 35mm ZE, 50mm ZE Lenses
My RØDE Reel 2015
Young Filmmaker
Award
This is the entry (short film and BTS) judged to be the best from filmmakers aged 13 to 18.
Prize pack includes
  • Adobe Creative Cloud 1YR
  • Atomos Ninja Star, Power Station
  • Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC)
  • Event 2020BAS
  • F&V K4000S 3 Light Kit
  • Film Supply $500 Credit
  • G-Technology Gdrive ev 220 2TB
  • Kessler Pocket Dolly Basic
  • Metabones BMPCC Speedbooster
  • Miller Air Carbon
  • RedGiant Magic Bullet, Shooter & Keyer Suites + Lifetime Universe
  • RedRock Micro microMatteBox Deluxe, MicroFollowFocus
  • RØDE NTG4+
  • RØDE Blimp
  • RØDE 2 x smartLav+
  • RØDE RØDELink Filmmaker kit
  • RØDE VMP
  • RØDE DCVMP
  • RØDE WS6
  • RØDE 2 x invisiLav 10Pk
  • RØDE boompole
  • RØDE i-XY
  • RØDE SC1
  • RØDE SC3
  • RØDE SC4
  • RØDE SC6
  • Small HD On-Camera Monitoring Package
  • Teradek Clip
  • The Music Bed $500 Credit
  • ThinkTank Photo Airport, 2x LC35 Lens Bag
  • Zeiss 21mm ZE Lens
This is the short film chosen as the best of all films entered in My RØDE Reel 2015, by the judging panel
Prize pack includes
  • Adobe Creative Cloud 1YR
  • Atomos Shogun
  • Blackmagic Production Cinema Camera 4k (BMPC 4K)
  • Event Opals
  • F&V Z1200 Ultra Colour
  • Film Supply $1000 Credit
  • Freefly Systems MōVI M5 + MōVI Ring + Toad in the Hole Quick Release
  • G-Technology Gdock EV
  • Kessler Second Shooter - Stealth slider bundle
  • Miller DS20 Solo 75 Carbon Fibre System (1514)
  • RedGiant Color, Shooter & Keyer Suites + Universe Lifetime
  • RedRock Micro UltraCage Studio Rig for BMCC, Top Plate, Shoe Clamp Kit, microMatteBox Deluxe, Backpack accessory, Top Handle Double Clamp, MicroFollowFocus Pro Studio
  • RØDE NTG3
  • RØDE NTG4+
  • RØDE NT55-S
  • RØDE Blimp
  • RØDE 4 x smartLav+
  • RØDE 2 x RØDELink Filmmaker kit
  • RØDE Reporter
  • RØDE NT1 Kit
  • RØDE SVMX
  • RØDE VMP
  • RØDE DCVMP
  • RØDE WS7
  • RØDE 3 x invisiLav 10Pk
  • RØDE boompole
  • RØDE i-XY
  • RØDE SC1
  • RØDE SC3
  • RØDE SC4
  • RØDE SC6
  • Small HD On-Camera Monitoring Package
  • Teradek BoltPro 300 HDMI
  • The Music Bed $1000 Credit
  • ThinkTank Photo Airport, 2x LC35 Lens Bag
  • Zeiss 35mm ZE, 50mm ZE Lenses
This is the short film with the most number of public votes at the end of the voting period.
Prize pack includes
  • Adobe Creative Cloud 1YR
  • Atomos Shogun
  • Blackmagic Production Cinema Camera 4k (BMPC 4K)
  • Event Opals
  • F&V K8000+ 3 light kit
  • Film Supply $1000 Credit
  • Freefly Systems M5 + mounting ring + Toad in the Hole Quick Release
  • G-Technology Gdock EV
  • Kessler Second Shooter - Stealth slider bundle
  • Miller DS20 Solo 75 Carbon Fibre System (1514)
  • RedGiant Magic Bullet, Shooter & Keyer Suites + Lifetime Universe
  • RedRock Micro ultraField Shoulder BMCC, BMCC Deluxe upgrade, microMatteBox Deluxe, MicroBalance, Top Handle and MicroFollowFocus Black Pro
  • RØDE NTG3
  • RØDE NTG4+
  • RØDE NT55-S
  • RØDE Blimp
  • RØDE 4 x smartLav+
  • RØDE 2 x RØDELink Filmmaker kit
  • RØDE Reporter
  • RØDE NT1 Kit
  • RØDE SVMX
  • RØDE VMP
  • RØDE DCVMP
  • RØDE WS7
  • RØDE 3 x invisiLav 10Pk
  • RØDE boompole
  • RØDE i-XY
  • RØDE SC1
  • RØDE SC3
  • RØDE SC4
  • RØDE SC6
  • Small HD On-Camera Monitoring Package
  • Teradek BoltPro 300 HDMI
  • The Music Bed $1000 Credit
  • ThinkTank Photo Airport, 2x LC35 Lens Bag
  • Zeiss 35mm ZE, 50mm ZE Lenses
This is the behind-the-scenes video chosen as the best of all entries.
Prize pack includes
  • Adobe Creative Cloud 1YR
  • Atomos Shogun
  • Blackmagic Production Cinema Camera 4k (BMPC 4K)
  • Event Opals
  • F&V K4000S Plus 3 light Kit
  • Film Supply $1000 Credit
  • G-Technology Gdock EV
  • Kessler Second Shooter - Stealth slider bundle
  • Miller DS20 Solo 75 Carbon Fibre System (1514)
  • RedGiant Magic Bullet, Shooter & Keyer Suites + Lifetime Universe
  • RedRock Micro microMatteBox Deluxe, MicroFollowFocus Black Pro
  • RØDE NTG3
  • RØDE NTG4+
  • RØDE NT55-S
  • RØDE Blimp
  • RØDE 4 x smartLav+
  • RØDE 2 x RØDELink Filmmaker kit
  • RØDE Reporter
  • RØDE NT1 Kit
  • RØDE SVMX
  • RØDE VMP
  • RØDE DCVMP
  • RØDE WS7
  • RØDE 3 x invisiLav 10Pk
  • RØDE boompole
  • RØDE i-XY
  • RØDE SC1
  • RØDE SC3
  • RØDE SC4
  • RØDE SC6
  • Small HD On-Camera Monitoring Package
  • Teradek BoltPro 300 HDMI
  • The Music Bed $1000 Credit
  • ThinkTank Photo Airport, 2x LC35 Lens Bag
  • Zeiss 35mm ZE, 50mm ZE Lenses
This is the entry (short film and BTS) judged to be the best from filmmakers aged 13 to 18.
Prize pack includes
  • Adobe Creative Cloud 1YR
  • Atomos Ninja Star, Power Station
  • Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC)
  • Event 2020BAS
  • F&V K4000S 3 Light Kit
  • Film Supply $500 Credit
  • G-Technology Gdrive ev 220 2TB
  • Kessler Pocket Dolly Basic
  • Metabones BMPCC Speedbooster
  • Miller Air Carbon
  • RedGiant Magic Bullet, Shooter & Keyer Suites + Lifetime Universe
  • RedRock Micro microMatteBox Deluxe, MicroFollowFocus
  • RØDE NTG4+
  • RØDE Blimp
  • RØDE 2 x smartLav+
  • RØDE RØDELink Filmmaker Kit
  • RØDE VMP
  • RØDE DCVMP
  • RØDE WS6
  • RØDE 2 x invisiLav 10Pk
  • RØDE boompole
  • RØDE i-XY
  • RØDE SC1
  • RØDE SC3
  • RØDE SC4
  • RØDE SC6
  • Small HD On-Camera Monitoring Package
  • Teradek Clip
  • The Music Bed $500 Credit
  • ThinkTank Photo Airport Security V2.0
  • Zeiss 21mm ZE Lens

Genre Awards

Winners announced June 30, 2015
My RØDE Reel 2015
Best
Drama
Film

The best dramas have complex characters and an engaging story. You'll need both to win this award.

The winner of this prize will receive:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud 1YR
  • Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve
  • F&V R300 + Milk Filter
  • Film Supply $100 Credit
  • G-Technology Gdrive ev 220 2TB
  • RedGiant Universe Annual Sub
  • RØDE VideoMic GO
  • RØDE DCVMGO
  • RØDE smartLav+
  • RØDE SC3
  • RØDE SC7
  • The Music Bed $100 Credit
  • ThinkTank Photo Perception Pro bag
My RØDE Reel 2015
Best
Horror
Film

Just another zombie film? Probably not. The winner of this award will have to scare our pants off!

The winner of this prize will receive:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud 1YR
  • Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve
  • F&V R300 + Milk Filter
  • Film Supply $100 Credit
  • G-Technology Gdrive ev 220 2TB
  • RedGiant Universe Annual Sub
  • RØDE VideoMic GO
  • RØDE DCVMGO
  • RØDE smartLav+
  • RØDE SC3
  • RØDE SC7
  • The Music Bed $100 Credit
  • ThinkTank Photo Perception Pro bag
My RØDE Reel 2015
Best
Comedy
Film

Whether it's witty or slapstick, you'll need to make us laugh to take home this award!

The winner of this prize will receive:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud 1YR
  • Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve
  • F&V R300 + Milk Filter
  • Film Supply $100 Credit
  • G-Technology Gdrive ev 220 2TB
  • RedGiant Universe Annual Sub
  • RØDE VideoMic GO
  • RØDE DCVMGO
  • RØDE smartLav+
  • RØDE SC3
  • RØDE SC7
  • The Music Bed $100 Credit
  • ThinkTank Photo Perception Pro bag
My RØDE Reel 2015
Best
Documentary
Film

Last year's My RØDE Reel featured a number of engaging documentaries with interesting subjects and engaging storytelling. To be eligible you will need to tell a true story in an undramatised manner.

The winner of this prize will receive:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud 1YR
  • Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve
  • F&V R300 + Milk Filter
  • Film Supply $100 Credit
  • G-Technology Gdrive ev 220 2TB
  • RedGiant Universe Annual Sub
  • RØDE VideoMic GO
  • RØDE DCVMGO
  • RØDE smartLav+
  • RØDE SC3
  • RØDE SC7
  • The Music Bed $100 Credit
  • ThinkTank Photo Perception Pro bag
My RØDE Reel 2015
Best
Action
Film

Explosions, car chases, fight scenes - only the best need apply to win here!

The winner of this prize will receive:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud 1YR
  • Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve
  • F&V R300 + Milk Filter
  • Film Supply $100 Credit
  • G-Technology Gdrive ev 220 2TB
  • RedGiant Universe Annual Sub
  • RØDE VideoMic GO
  • RØDE DCVMGO
  • RØDE smartLav+
  • RØDE SC3
  • RØDE SC7
  • The Music Bed $100 Credit
  • ThinkTank Photo Perception Pro bag
My RØDE Reel 2015
Best
Non-English
Film

All films in a language other than English are eligible to win this award. Please note that while subtitles are not compulsory they may assist the judges in enjoying your film.

The winner of this prize will receive:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud 1YR
  • Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve
  • F&V R300 + Milk Filter
  • Film Supply $100 Credit
  • G-Technology Gdrive ev 220 2TB
  • RedGiant Universe Annual Sub
  • RØDE VideoMic GO
  • RØDE DCVMGO
  • RØDE smartLav+
  • RØDE SC3
  • RØDE SC7
  • The Music Bed $100 Credit
  • ThinkTank Photo Perception Pro bag
My RØDE Reel 2015
Best
Sci-Fi
Film

Like all the very best science fiction, the winner of this award will send us into the future.

The winner of this prize will receive:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud 1YR
  • Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve
  • F&V R300 + Milk Filter
  • Film Supply $100 Credit
  • G-Technology Gdrive ev 220 2TB
  • RedGiant Universe Annual Sub
  • RØDE VideoMic GO
  • RØDE DCVMGO
  • RØDE smartLav+
  • RØDE SC3
  • RØDE SC7
  • The Music Bed $100 Credit
  • ThinkTank Photo Perception Pro bag

Technical Awards

Winners announced June 29, 2015
My RØDE Reel 2015
Best
Sound Design

Not just the sound recorded on set, but any foley and ADR combine to give the overall sound design. RØDE will be expecting a high standard to take out this prize!

The winner of this prize will receive:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud 1YR
  • F&V Z180 UltraColor
  • Film Supply $100 Credit
  • G-Technology Gdrive ev 220 2TB
  • RedGiant Universe Annual Sub
  • RØDE VideoMic GO
  • RØDE DCVMGO
  • RØDE RØDELink Filmmaker
  • RØDE NT1 Kit
  • RØDE smartLav+
  • RØDE SC3
  • RØDE SC7
  • The Music Bed $100 Credit
  • ThinkTank Photo Perception Pro bag
My RØDE Reel 2015
Best
Soundtrack

It's not just epic music that will take out this award, the soundtrack needs to match the film and add to the scene(s).

The winner of this prize will receive:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud 1YR
  • F&V Z96 UltraColor + Milk Filter
  • Film Supply $100 Credit
  • G-Technology Gdrive ev 220 2TB
  • RedGiant Universe Annual Sub
  • RØDE NT1 Kit
  • RØDE NT5 MP
  • RØDE Stereo Bar
  • The Music Bed $100 Credit
  • ThinkTank Photo Perception Pro bag
My RØDE Reel 2015
Best
Cinematography

With many of 2014 entries shot with incredible creativity and expertise it will be an incredible achievement to win this award in 2015!

The winner of this prize will receive:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud 1YR
  • Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve
  • F&V Z96 UltraColor + Milk Filter
  • Film Supply $100 Credit
  • G-Technology Gdrive ev 220 2TB
  • RedGiant Universe Annual Sub
  • RØDE VideoMic GO
  • RØDE DCVMGO
  • RØDE smartLav+
  • RØDE SC3
  • RØDE SC7
  • The Music Bed $100 Credit
  • ThinkTank Photo Perception Pro bag
My RØDE Reel 2015
Best
Art Direction

Art Direction sets the scene for the film and is a vital component to drawing in the viewer. Elaborate sets, wardrobe and high production values will count for this award!

The winner of this prize will receive:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud 1YR
  • F&V 96 UltraColor + Milk Filter
  • Film Supply $100 Credit
  • G-Technology Gdrive ev 220 2TB
  • RedGiant Universe Annual Sub
  • RØDE VideoMic GO
  • RØDE DCVMGO
  • RØDE smartLav+
  • RØDE SC3
  • RØDE SC7
  • The Music Bed $100 Credit
  • ThinkTank Photo Perception Pro bag
My RØDE Reel 2015
Best
Location

From cold, dark forests to sun-soaked white beaches, My RØDE Reel films are produced all around the globe. Impress us the most with your scene location and you'll take home this award!

The winner of this prize will receive:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud 1YR
  • F&V 96 UltraColor + Milk Filter
  • Film Supply $100 Credit
  • G-Technology Gdrive ev 220 2TB
  • RedGiant Universe Annual Sub
  • RØDE VideoMic GO
  • RØDE DCVMGO
  • RØDE smartLav+
  • RØDE SC3
  • RØDE SC7
  • The Music Bed $100 Credit
  • ThinkTank Photo Perception Pro bag
My RØDE Reel 2015
Best
Acting

While the My RØDE Reel entrant will typically be the filmmaker/director, the actors make an obviously huge contribution to the film. This award aims to recognise them.

The winner of this prize will receive:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud 1YR
  • F&V 96 UltraColor + Milk Filter
  • Film Supply $100 Credit
  • G-Technology Gdrive ev 220 2TB
  • RedGiant Universe Annual Sub
  • RØDE VideoMic GO
  • RØDE DCVMGO
  • RØDE smartLav+
  • RØDE SC3
  • RØDE SC7
  • The Music Bed $100 Credit
  • ThinkTank Photo Perception Pro bag
My RØDE Reel 2015
Best
Visual Effects

Whether it's creative make-up, or computer graphics, you'll have to blow us away with your creativity and skill to win this award.

The winner of this prize will receive:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud 1YR
  • Blackmagic Fusion Studio
  • F&V Z180 UltraColor
  • Film Supply $100 Credit
  • G-Technology Gdrive ev 220 2TB
  • RedGiant Universe Annual Sub
  • RØDE VideoMic GO
  • RØDE DCVMGO
  • RØDE smartLav+
  • RØDE SC3
  • RØDE SC7
  • The Music Bed $100 Credit
  • ThinkTank Photo Perception Pro bag
My RØDE Reel 2015
Best
Cameraphone

There's no denying that smartphones are becoming powerful cameras, but regardless of specifications this award aims to recognise filmmakers that are focusing on story over gear and using simple, accessible tools.

The winner of this prize will receive:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud 1YR
  • F&V 96 UltraColor + Milk Filter
  • Film Supply $100 Credit
  • G-Technology Gdrive ev 220 2TB
  • RedGiant Universe Annual Sub
  • RØDE VideoMic GO
  • RØDE DCVMGO
  • RØDE smartLav+
  • RØDE SC3
  • RØDE SC7
  • The Music Bed $100 Credit
  • ThinkTank Photo Perception Pro bag
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