Every year we look at how we can improve My RØDE Reel – in all respects. One of our biggest observations from previous years is that an overwhelming majority of entries were from male filmmakers.
By providing an award that specifically recognises female filmmakers we are hoping that this increases the involvement, just as our Young Filmmaker award succeeded in encouraging young adults to enter My RØDE Reel.
Every entry is eligible for the Judges' Prize, People's Choice, BTS & Young Filmmaker awards. Entrants who are female and select their sex as female on the registration form will also be eligible for the Female Filmmaker award.
It is optional for entrants to nominate their sex when submitting, so female filmmakers can easily opt out of consideration for the this award if they wish and still be considered for all other award categories.