The 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 the 2017 festival will open in May 2017. Festival participation is open to anyone around the globe with an Internet connection. Entry fees are low.
The world premiere of the 2nd annual 2016 Flying Robot international Film Festival took place November 17, 2016 at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco.
In 2016, FRiFF attracted 180 submissions spanning 40 countries across 8 categories. 25 final selections, as determined by the FRiFF jury, were screened on November 19th, 2016 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, WTF LOL, Promotional, I Made That! and Student Films. Best of Show and People's Choice awards will also be chosen.
Final selected films were screened November 17, 2016 in San Francisco. A short awards ceremony followed announcing winners in each of the 8 categories, as well as "Best of Show" winner. The "Audience Choice" award was voted for on Twitter and announced the next day.
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 world premiere took place November 17, 2016 at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. FRiFF 2016 received 180 submissions representing 40 countries across 8 categories. 25 were selected for inclusion and nominated for awards in each of 8 categories. This is the complete list of award winning films as chosen by the FRiFF jury.
Darkhad Valley, Jeff Colhoun [USA]
Drona, Chafic Saad [USA]
The Drone, Jordan Rubin [USA]
An Aerial Perspective of Nordland, Michael Fletcher & Alan Mathieson [Australia]
Drone Poem: Always Take The Window Seat, Alexander Hotz [USA]
Into The West, Mike Bishop [Canada]
Midnight Sun, Christian Linares [USA]
Vietnam from Above, Max Seigal [USA]
Drones For Good
Help Us Give Elephants and Rhinos Wings, Michael Parfit [USA]
Zipline in Rwanda, Jimmy Collins [USA]
ascent, Jonas Kunze [Germany]
The First Racing Drone In Chernobyl, Steele Davis [USA]
Byzantine, Joris Favraud [France]
Drone Blender, Billy May & Damien Gallagher [United Kingdom]
Marinière, Athanasia Lykoudi & Nestoras Kechagias [Greece]
Moon Line, Frédéric Rousseau [France]
I Made That!
Mario Copter, Michael Niedermayr [Austria]
Robot Quadrotors Perform James Bond Theme, Kurtis Sensenig [USA]
Spectacular Norway, Simen Haughom [Norway]
The Making of Expedition Alaska, Brian Leitten [USA]
This is Chapman, Kevin Wolf [USA]
Digitized 2016 - Opening Titles, Athanasia Lykoudi & Nestoras Kechagias [Greece]
Drone100, Sergio Abuja [USA]
San Francisco Drone Rescue, Chris Lindland, Robbie Wiedie & Tyler MacNiven [USA]
This is Tilt, Daniell Ashby [Norway]
Big Sur, CA
Details to come.
March 18, 2017, 7pm
Luminary @ The Midway, San Francisco
A special encore screening of the Flying Robot international Film Festival will take place as part of Luminary - Art : Tech : Music. If you missed the premiere screening last November, this is your chance to catch the festival program alongside some incredible interactive art, tech and music. There will be drones!
April 1, 2017
Emergence Creative Festival, Margaret River, Western Australia
Following the screening of the inaugural Australian Drone Film Festival, the winning films from the 2016 Flying Robot international Film Festival will be screened at The Beer Farm as part of the Emergence Creative Festival.
November 17, 2016, 7pm
Roxie Theater, San Francisco
The world premiere of the 2nd annual Flying Robot international Film Festival took place on November 17, 2016 at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco.
A short awards ceremony recognizing winning selections took place immediately following the screening, hosted by the Internet's own Justin Hall.
Australian screenings produced under exclusive license through Sunset Cine.
On November 19th, the first ever Flying Robot Aerial Imagery Day was held, part of the 2016 Flying Robot international Film Festival. The day was chock-full of presentations, demos and workshops focused on various aspects of drone-based aerial imagery.