Audio for Video Short Film Competition
Submission deadline: 21 June 2020

We’re calling all aspiring filmmakers to create an original short film reflecting the theme ‘Uniquely New Zealand’, and be in line to win some amazing prizes!

After the success of our ‘Audio for Video’ webinar, we have once again teamed up with Sennheiser to give local filmmakers the chance to win great audio gear for your next film project.

As the current situation restricts us from overseas travel, we want to focus the lens on New Zealand. We’ve emerged from a strange time of staying at home in our bubbles, but now that we can explore again, we’re giving you an opportunity to get out and showcase what our country has to offer.

You can shoot any genre/format you want (documentary, drama, comedy, TV commercial, vlog, animation…) just be sure to capture the spirit of Aotearoa!

It’s easy, all you have to do is head over to the official blog post, fill in your details in the form and submit the external link to your video clip.

Key Points:
• Film length: maximum 5 minutes
• Theme: ‘Uniquely New Zealand’
• Must include audio (ie. dialogue, background sounds, film score)
• All genres & formats are welcome
• Entrant must own the whole of the copyright in the Short Film
• Submission deadline: 21 June 2020


So now, let’s talk about the prizes!

The first prize winner will receive:
Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone
Sennheiser HD280 PRO Closed Back Headphones

The second prize winner will receive:
Sennheiser XSW-D Portable Interview Set Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Plug-On Mic System (2.4 GHz)

The third prize winner will receive:
Sennheiser MKE400 Compact Shotgun Microphone


The competition kicks off on Thursday 28 May 2020 and closes on Sunday 21 June 2020.

Please submit your entries using the form below.

If you are having issues with this form, you can send an email with your name and surname and the link to your short film to nici@rubbermonkey.co.nz


Full Terms & Conditions

  • The Competition is free to enter and open to anyone residing in New Zealand at the time the competition is active. Entrants under the age of 18 must have the permission of their parent or guardian before entering the competition.   
  • Entry into the competition is limited to ONE film per person. The Entrant shall be the one individual person most responsible for the creation, filming, producing and editing of the Short Film.
  • The Competition commences on the 28th of May 2020 and closes at midnight on the 21st of June 2020.
  • The short film must:
    • Reflect the chosen theme ‘Uniquely New Zealand’
    • Be no more than 5 minutes in length 
    • Include audio (ie dialogue, background sounds, film score)
  • Entrants must own the whole of the copyright in the Short Film.
  • The criteria used for judging will include originality, creativity and ability to reflect the chosen theme. 
  • There is no cash equivalent for prizes, and cannot be part-redeemed for a mixture of product and cash. Winners will receive: 
    • First prize: Sennheiser MKE 600 Microphone and Sennheiser HD280 Pro Headphones 
    • Second Prize: Sennheiser XSW-D Portable Interview Set 
    • Third Prize: Sennheiser MKE400 Microphone 
  • In circumstances where the Short Film is derived from or contains images, sounds or material from an existing work, the Entrant must have obtained written copyright clearance from the owner of that existing work.
  • In circumstances where the Short Film contains images of people, locations, trademarks and any other images which would require permission for their use, the Entrants must have received appropriate written releases for their use.
  • Rubber Monkey and Sennheiser will not hold any liability arising from any copyright infringement or of any rights whatsoever that may arise in respect of the Short Film and reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant who does not comply with the conditions set out in this clause.
  • The Short Film must not defame any person or entity, or be disparaging to any religion, race, or nation, or contain language obscene or inappropriate, or use any copyrights, images, marks, trademarks or logos for which the Entrant has not obtained permission for their use. Rubber Monkey reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant who does not comply with the conditions set out in this clause.