FRiFF at the Roxie Theater
About the Festival

What Is FRiFF?

The second annual Flying Robot international Film Festival is the world's premier open competitive film festival focused on aerial cinema created from the perspective of drones. FRiFF is currently accepting short film submissions until October 1, 2016. Festival participation is open to anyone around the globe with an Internet connection. Entry fees are low. $10,000 in cash and prizes, including a DJI Inspire 1 and Osmo, will be awarded to filmmakers of winning selections. Submissions must be 5 minutes or less total runtime.


In 2015, FRiFF's inaugural event attracted 153 submissions spanning 35 countries across 7 categories. 20 final selections, as determined by the FRiFF jury, were screened on November 19th, 2015 at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco.

Our panel of esteemed judges from the worlds of aerial cinema, feature filmmaking, robotics, artificial intelligence, media, and drone sports will critically assess this year's submitted films across eight categories: Cinematic Narrative, Epic Landscape, Drones for Good, FPV/Aerial Sports, LOL WTF, Promotional, I Made That! and Student Films. Best of Show and People's Choice awards will also be chosen.

Final selected films will be screened November 17, 2016 in San Francisco. A short awards ceremony will follow.

Read what WIRED, CNBC, Variety, FastCompany and Make: had to say about our inaugural festival.

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

Judges

Esteemed Judges

The FRiFF jury will critically assess your creative submissions. Qualities that judges look for include: a good story, visually epic footage, uniqueness and a sense of whimsy. Judges will make final selections after the close of the submissions period.
Veronica Belmont
Veronica Belmont
Natalie Cheng
Natalie Cheng
Marque Cornblatt
Marque Cornblatt
Amy Critchett
Amy Critchett
Ryan Junell
Ryan Junell
Rhianna Lakin
Rhianna Lakin
Beto Lopez
Beto Lopez
Karen Marcelo
Karen Marcelo
Glenn McKenna
Glenn McKenna
Edie Sellers
Edie Sellers
Mike Senese
Mike Senese
Star Simpson
Star Simpson
Ryan Tong
Ryan Tong
DJI
Noel Von Joo
Noel Von Joo
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FRiFF at the Roxie Theater
Screenings

Festival Screenings

The second annual Flying Robot international Film Festival will take place November 17, 2016 at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco.

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

November 17, 2016, 7pm
Roxie Theater, San Francisco

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International screening dates to follow. Australian screenings produced under exclusive license through Sunset Cine.

Aerial Imagery Workshop Day
Workshops

Aerial Imagery Workshop Day

New this year to the 2016 Flying Robot international Film Festival, is a day of workshops, presentations and demos focused on all aspects of aerial imagery. Whether your brand new to drone based aerial imagery or you're a master pixel tamer, there's something for everyone.

Subject areas include:

  • Aerial Photography Basics
  • Aerial Cinematography Tips & Tricks
  • Photogrammetry
  • 360 & Panoramic Aerial Photography
  • FPV (First Person View) Systems
  • Live Streaming
  • Drone Building
  • FAA Part 107 Certification

This event will be an informally structured day of fun and learning. We will provide a stage for presentations, an enclosed drone cage for demos and breakout areas for workshops. If you have an aerial imagery project or skillset you would like to share, please drop us a line.

FRiFF Aerial Imagery Workshop Day
November 19, 2016, 11am-7pm
Monument, San Francisco

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