New York City Drone Film Festival


The 2017 NYC Drone Film Festival is taking place on March 17th-19th. The festival is being held at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts and the Liberty Science Center, New Jersey. A full access festival pass is $150 and will give you access to all events during the weekend including:

-Afternoon panel discussions
-New York City Drone Film Festival screening and awards ceremony
 -Beginner, intermediate & master classes
-Panel discussions
-Drone Expo
-Drone racing
-Freestyle FPV competition
-Additional NYCDFF Screenings and more

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Festival founder, Randy Scott Slavin says, “This year’s films not only dazzle the senses with their beautiful imagery and high-flying acrobatics… they take us to far-away places, examine social issues like climate change and the Dakota Pipeline, and riff on pop culture. One of them even features a team of drones making a cake. With films originating everywhere from the ocean to the desert to the skate park, the 2017 festival is our most diverse one yet.”

There’s a cool $75,000 worth of camera and drone gear up for grabs for the best films, courtesy of headline sponsors Freefly and RED.

Nominees have been announced and are as follows:


Drone Star Wars – Corridor Digital (USA)

The Mountain Within  – Philippe Woodtli (Switzerland)

Rendez-vous – Yan Giroux (Canada)


Mixed Motion Project – Ilko Iliev and Marin Kafedjiiski (Bulgaria)

Caos en la ciudad – Roberto Hernández (Mexico)

Balance – Tim Sessler (USA)


#NoDAPL: Drones Monitor North Dakota Police – AJ+ (USA)

Manabi 7.8 – Juan Fernando Rojas (Ecuador)

Beauty & Bounty – Doug Armknecht (USA)


An Aerial Perspective of Nordland – Michael Fletcher (Australia)

Perspective – Jay Worsley (USA)

Australia – Wild Pacific Media (Australia)



Moon Line – Frédéric Rousseau (France)

Sessions – Eric Sterman (USA)

Cala d’en Serra – Drone Parkour – Giles Campbell Longley and Kie Willis (United Kingdom)

Doonies 3: A Drone’s Eye View – Jake Yubeta (USA)



Drone Free Style – Rafael Paiva (Brazil)

Stone Eagle’s Flight – Gabriel Kocher (Switzerland)

One Night in Atlanta – Johnny Schaer (USA)

Fresh Squeeze – Robert McIntosh (USA)



Byzantine – Joris Favraud (France)

Dizi – David Etienne Durivage (Canada)

From Inside to Outside – Stephane Aboudaram (France)



Drone Cake Baking – Lucas Zanotto (Norway)

Light in Motion – Daniel Riley and Henning Sandstrom (USA)

Dron’t You Love Me? – Madeleine Dudley (Australia)


Cape Town Dronie – Matthew Wade (USA)

A Man (Almost Two) and a Dog – Mauro Pagliai (Italy)

Family Island – Florian Fischer (Germany)


Skynamic Pilot Reel 2017 – Skynamic (Germany)

KopterCam 2017 Showreel – Koptercam (Finland)

ThisIsTilt Showreel 2017 – Tilt (Norway)


Climate Change Claims a Lake and an Identity – Josh Haner/The New York Times (USA)

Kim on the Rocks – Karim Iliya (USA)

Lost in Foliage – Dirk Dallas (USA)

Sea and Salt – Wellington Rodrigues (Germany)

The Tree of Life – Michael Bishop (USA)

Drone Runner – Gerard Juarez (USA)


There are an incredible selection of films but our pick is Drone Star Wars from Corridor Digital:

Tickets for this event are available at



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