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About the Festival

What Is FRiFF?

The Flying Robot international Film Festival is an open competitive drone film festival focused on aerial cinema created from the perspective of flying camera robots, also commonly known as drones. Festival participation is open to anyone around the globe. Entry fees are low. Over $10,000 in cash and prizes were awarded to filmmakers of winning selections from our inaugural 2015 festival.

Call for Submissions for the 2016 festival will begin on June 1st. Sign up for our email list to be notified of all the related details.

A panel of esteemed judges from beyond the Internet critically assessed submitted films across seven categories in 2015: Cinematic: Narrative, Cinematic: Postcard, Drones for Good, Aerial Sports, LOL WTF, I Made That! and Student Films. A "best of show" winner will also be chosen.

Finalist and winning films were screened on November 19, 2015 at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco.

Read what Wired, CNBC, FastCompany and Make: have to say about the festival.

FRiFF was founded by Eddie Codel, a San Francisco based live video producer, aerial filmmaker and drone enthusiast. He resides over at Eddie.com.

2015 WINNERS

2015 Winning Films

The inaugural Flying Robot international Film Festival took place November 19, 2015 at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. We received 153 submissions representing 35 countries across 7 categories. We gave away over $10,000 in cash and prizes. A huge THANK YOU to all the filmmakers who submitted, the sponsors who donated, the volunteers who toiled away to make all the events a success and of course, everyone who showed up to be a part of history. This was historic and we certainly plan on being back next year. Here is the complete list of winning films and runner-ups as decided by the FRiFF panel of 15 judges.

Roxie screening

Best in Show

All Away - Colin Solal Cardo

Cinematic Postcard

Running into the Air - Sebastian Wöber

Runner up: Teahupo'o, Du Ciel - Eric Sterman

Cinematic Narrative

All Away - Colin Solal Cardo

Runner up: My forest - Sébastien Pins

Drones For Good

Mark Jacobsen - The Syria Airlift Project

Runner up: Mapeando las Invasiones de la Comarca Embera-Wounaan - James Cameron Ellis

WTF LOL

Hello World - PRENAV

Runner up: Targeted Advertising - Mitchell Rose

Student Film

Quinn Muller - Electric Africa

Runner up: Butterfly - Ryan Rizzo

Aerial Sports

Office Space FPV - Jonathon Davis aka Skitzo

Runner up: Tommy Tibajia aka Ummagawd - FPV Paradise Hawaii

I Made That!

Compilation - Bart Jansen

Runner up: Chocolate Copter - Michael Niedermayr

Judges

Esteemed Judges

Our panel of esteemed judges from beyond the Internet will critically assess your creative works. Qualities that judges look for include: visually epic footage, a good story, uniqueness and sense of whimsy. Judges will make final selections after the close of the submission period.
Veronica Belmont
Veronica Belmont
Karen Marcelo
Karen Marcelo
Star Simpson
Star Simpson
Tim Hwang
Tim Hwang
Fellow at Data & Society
Ryan Junell
Ryan Junell
Director/Animator/Editor - Junell.net
Glenn McKenna
Glenn McKenna
Edie Sellers
Edie Sellers
Marque Cornblatt
Marque Cornblatt
Amy Critchett
Amy Critchett
Mike Senese
Mike Senese
Terrence Williams
Terrence Williams
Johannes Grenzfurthner
Johannes Grenzfurthner
Noel Von Joo
Noel Von Joo
Cinema audience
Screenings

Upcoming Screenings

June 9, 2016, 8pm
Henry Miller Memorial Library, Big Sur, CA


Past Screenings

May 14, 2016
Gascoyne River Music Festival, Gascoyne Junction, Western Australia

April 23, 2016, 7pm
Exmouth Yacht Club, Exmouth, Western Australia

March 26, 2016, 8pm
Ceningan Dive Resort, Bali, Indonesia

March 17, 2016, 7pm
Emergence Creative Festival, Margaret River, Western Australia

November 19, 2015, 7pm and 9:30pm
Roxie Theater, San Francisco

The inaugural Flying Robot International Film Festival screenings took place on November 19, 2015 to sold-out crowds at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco.

A short awards ceremony, hosted by the Internet's own Justin Hall, took place immediately following the 7pm screening.

FRiFF 2015 Program Guide [PDF]

2015 SPONSORS

2015 Platinum Sponsors

2015 Supporting Sponsors

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