My RØDE Reel has returned in 2021 to bring you the world's largest short film competition

Several South African filmmakers have walked away with prizes since RØDE introduced this international competition so, if you’ve got a story you’re itching to tell, read on!

This year, RØDE are offering you a grand prize of $250 000 – the largest cash prize ever offered in a short film competition.

Along with this is a long list of other gear and cash prize packs to be won across the genre and special categories to help you take the next step on your filmmaking journey.

How to enter:

  • Make a short film
  • Make a behind-the-scenes film
  • Submit your film to My RØDE Reel
  • Share your film for a chance to win a People’s Choice Prize
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Last year's proudly South African Winner

Winner ($200K): AMANZI OLWANDLE (Ocean Water) – Timothy Hay (South Africa)

Amazni Olwandle was absolutely excellent,” says My RØDE Reel judge Ryan Connolly. “Excellent cinematography, rock-solid pace, well-acted, and a ton of heart. It conveyed its emotion and story effortlessly while showing a lot of respect for its audience. I was really floored by it.”

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