My RØDE Reel Winners 2019

JUDGES’ FILM PRIZE – As voted by our judging panel Grace Randolph, Dan Mace and Ryan Connolly

Good Boy – Ben Leoberg (USA)

A suspenseful story about man’s best friend, Good Boy is not only our winner for best Horror Film, but it’s also the highest-scoring film from our panel of judges, taking the top prize for our Judges’ Film category.

The My RØDE Reel judges’ (Ryan Connolly, Grace Randolph, Dan Mace) said of the film – ‘fun and interesting twist on this sort of supernatural horror‘, ‘great concept…perfect execution‘, as well as commenting that the star of the film ‘is an amazing actor!


Spirit of Kerala – AJ (Film Ferry) (INDIA)

Emotion, rhythm, culture and celebration come together in this piece, showcasing riverboat racing in Kerala, India. This film received the most votes of any My RØDE Reel entry, taking home People’s Choice.


Pollution – James Walker (Australia)

A powerful and emotional piece that demands action on the big issues, Pollution takes out the Young Filmmaker prize.


I DON’T SPEAK – Tess Emmerson (Australia)

A thought-provoking piece about the reflections of a woman in silence, I DON’T SPEAK is the winner of the Female Filmmaker category.


Studio Tour in 360 VR – Cam Shand (Australia)

An incredibly detailed and playful masterclass in the creation of 360 content, Studio Tour in 360 VR is the winner for BTS-Educational.


GOOD CITIZEN – Mathieu Jonckheere (Belgium)

The winner for the BTS-Entertaining category, GOOD CITIZEN is an original and charming take on the traditional BTS with a humorous emphasis on the ‘magic’ of cinema.


2019 saw the launch of “The Trailer Is The Movie!”, a new category inviting filmmakers to submit a trailer for the film they’ve always wanted to make. The prize? A $50K and $30K scholarship to Full Sail University – one of America’s top film schools – for the two best entries. And the winners are….


Feliz Navidead – Sebastian Khayat (Germany)

The first of the winners for the new ‘Trailer is the Movie’ category; Feliz Navidead is a cheeky take on your typical action flick starring a surprising protagonist.

Runner Up

La voie du silence Trailer – Yoann Roig (Switzerland)

The runner up is La Voie du Silence, a dramatic and intense introduction to a story of freedom that leaves you wanting more.

Check out all of the winners, including the technical prizes, genre prizes and regional prizes here.


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