FRiFF Awards at the Roxie
About the Festival

What Is FRiFF?

The Flying Robot international Film Festival, now in our 3rd year, is the world's premier open competitive short film festival focused on aerial cinema created from the perspective of drones.

Submissions for the 2017 festival are now being accepted. Festival participation is open to anyone around the world with an Internet connection. Entry fees are low. The final deadline for submissions has been extended to October 1, 2017.

Shorts drone films, 5 minutes or less, are being considered for these categories.

  • Cinematic Narrative
  • Epic Landscape
  • Drones for Good
  • FPV Racing & Freestyle
  • WTF LOL
  • Promotional
  • Student Film
Finalist and Runner Up selections will be recognized and awarded for each category. Best of Show and Audience Choice selections will also be awarded.



Final selected films will screened at the 2017 premiere in San Francisco on November 16th at the Roxie Theater. Tickets can be purchased here.


The 2017 FRiFF Jury hails from the worlds of aerial cinema, FPV drone racing, feature filmmaking, robotics, artificial intelligence, manufacturing and media. They will critically assess this year's submitted films.

In 2016, FRiFF received 180 submissions across 8 categories spanning 40 countries. 25 selected shorts, as determined by the FRiFF jury, were screened on November 17th, 2016 at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco.


Read what Intel, WIRED, CNBC, Variety, FastCompany, Make: and From Where I Drone had to say about Flying Robot.

FRiFF was founded by Eddie Codel, a San Francisco based live video producer, aerial filmmaker and drone nerd.

Judges

FRiFF Jury

The Flying Robot jury will critically assess your creative submissions. Qualities that judges look for include: a good story, composition, visually epic footage, uniqueness and a sense of whimsy.

Judges will make final selections for the 2017 program after the close of the submissions period. Filmmakers will be notified shortly thereafter.
Matt Barkin
Matt Barkin
Avery Bazan
Avery Bazan
DJI
Veronica Belmont
Veronica Belmont
Natalie Cheng
Natalie Cheng
Marque Cornblatt
Marque Cornblatt
Amy Critchett
Amy Critchett
Terrence Williams
Terrence Jerod
Haley Jude
Haley K. Jude
Simone Jude
Simone Jude
Ryan Junell
Ryan Junell
Rhianna Lakin
Rhianna Lakin
Beto Lopez
Beto Lopez
Karen Marcelo
Karen Marcelo
Glenn McKenna
Glenn McKenna
Bre Pettis
Bre Pettis
Edie Sellers
Edie Sellers
Mike Senese
Mike Senese
Star Simpson
Star Simpson
Zoe Stumbaugh
Zoe Stumbaugh
Noel Von Joo
Noel Von Joo
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