RØDE announces the winners of MY RØDE REEL 2021

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RØDE has announced the winners of My RØDE Reel 2021, including the recipient of the $250,000 USD major prize, which to our knowledge, is the largest cash prize ever offered in a short film competition.

There were over 2,000 entries submitted from 114 different countries. You can watch all the winning and runner-up films at myrodereel.com. My RØDE Reel will return in 2022.

Below you can see who all of the winners were.

Judges’ Prize

Winner: ‘Two Halves’ – Chen Wei Choon (Malaysia)


1st Place: ‘The Cold Order’ – Lucas Nicotra (Australia)
2nd Place: ‘Last Birthday’ – Wiktor Szafrański (Poland)
3rd Place: ‘Walk in the Park’ – Chris Lodge (Ireland)


1st Place: ‘The French Cowboy’ – Jacob Redman (France)
2nd Place: ‘Xolani’ – Tao Farren-Hefer (South Africa)
3rd Place: ‘EMBAERA’ – Noam Tryber (Israel)


1st Place: ‘ZERO’ – Tim Hamilton (New Zealand)
2nd Place: ‘Next in Line’ – Alex Raban (USA)
3rd Place: ‘Pipe Dreams’ – Nigel Shinnors (Ireland)


1st Place: ‘Two Halves’ – Chen Wei Choon (Malaysia)
2nd Place: ‘SKYLER’S BOX’ – John Remar Lavina (Phillippines)
3rd Place: ‘Nighty Night’ – Bruno de Sena Giovanini (Brazil)

Sound Design

1st Place: ‘Brainstorming’ – Bruno de Sena Giovanini (Brazil)
2nd Place: ‘Employee of the Month’ – Scott Pope (Australia)
3rd Place: ‘Misia – A Love Letter to My Daughter’ – Andrzej Rudz (Japan)

Behind The Scenes

1st Place: ‘Employee of the Month’ – Scott Pope (Australia)
2nd Place: ‘Fadeaway’ – Lucas Nicotra (Australia)
3rd Place: ‘Escape’ – Malik Bouabid (Canada)

People’s Choice Prize

1st Place: ‘The Stage’ – Yadukrishnan O.V (India)
2nd Place: ‘CHUZALONGO’ – Diego Ortuño Ñ (Ecudor)
3rd Place: ‘The Redemption’ – Mohanad Al-jawaheri (Germany)

Best Chinese Film

1st Place: ‘归宿 (The Home)’ – Xie Dawei
2nd Place: ‘家庭驱邪的五个步骤 (Five Ways of Home Exorcism)’ – Dazhao Gege
3rd Place: ‘无价之宝 (Priceless Treasure)’ – Chen Si

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