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. Submissions for 2016 closed on October 1st. 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 festival 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.
FRiFF was founded by Eddie Codel, a San Francisco based live video producer, aerial filmmaker and drone nerd. He resides online at Eddie.com.
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
International screening dates to follow. Australian screenings produced under exclusive license through Sunset Cine.
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 you're brand new to drone-based aerial imagery or you're a master pixel tamer, there's something for everyone.
Subject areas include:
FRiFF Aerial Imagery Workshop Day
November 19, 2016, 11am-7pm
Monument, San Francisco