FRiFF at the Roxie Theater
About the Festival

What Is FRiFF?

The second annual Flying Robot international Film Festival, the world's premier open competitive film festival focused on aerial cinema created from the perspective of drones, is now accepting short film submissions for consideration. Festival participation is open to anyone around the globe with an Internet connection. Entry fees are low. $10,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to filmmakers of winning selections in all categories. 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 in October 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 submission period.
Veronica Belmont
Veronica Belmont
Karen Marcelo
Karen Marcelo
Star Simpson
Star Simpson
Beto Lopez
Beto Lopez
Ryan Tong
Ryan Tong
DJI
Glenn McKenna
Glenn McKenna
Edie Sellers
Edie Sellers
Marque Cornblatt
Marque Cornblatt
Amy Critchett
Amy Critchett
Mike Senese
Mike Senese
Terrence Williams
Terrence Williams
Ryan Junell
Ryan Junell
Noel Von Joo
Noel Von Joo
FRiFF at the Roxie Theater
Screenings

Festival Screenings

The 2016 Flying Robot International Film Festival will screen final selections in October 2016 in San Francisco. A short award cermony will take place following the premiere festival screening. Stay tuned for details.

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