Coming Soon: 2016 NYC Drone Film Festival

One big special drone event, now on its 2nd year, is coming soon on the first week of March. It aims to highlight the beauty, the good and the usefulness of drone technology.

A drone footage of a volcano crater

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The 2nd Annual New York City Drone Film Festival will be held from March 4th – March 6th 2016. The three-day event will feature a dynamic slate of interactive panel discussions, guest speakers, screenings of nominated films and the annual awards ceremony. The festival will return to the Directors Guild of America Theater for the second year in a row. Read more at:

The NYCDFF is the oldest and probably the biggest drone film festival in the world. It was founded in 2014 by director and aerial cinematographer Randy Scott Slavin, with the overall mission of changing the perceptions of drones. As Randy Scott said: “I’m tired of drones being synonymous with questionable legality, FAA regulation…I want to celebrate the art of aerial cinematography”. The 2015 festival received over 150 submissions from 19 countries. – Read more at:

“People have never seen the inside of a volcano before. But drones have gone there,” the filmmaker says of the airborne, remote-controlled computers. “There are so many ways these technologies can be used for good.” […] Over the last several years, drone technology has been more associated with more controversial topics than aerial selfies — stuff like targeted airstrikes in the Middle East (and unexpected landings on the White House lawn), rather than film or art. – Read more:

The award categories for this year’s drone filmfest have been expanded from nine to eleven and from being a one-night event to a 3-day happening, Slavin said on the NYCDFF website.

Steve Cohen, President of the Drone User Group Network said the winning NYCDFF films will be screened all day on the last day and there will FPV racing demonstrations, discussions, “Drone Wars” in a safe, netted area and “The Drone Runway,” a chance for custom builders to show off their stuff.

In recent years, fascination for drones in aerial film/video/photography has rapidly spread, demand for uav aerial photography services continues to rise, setting new trends in these creative industries.

Drones indeed are innovative tools and events such as the coming drone film festival are excellent ways to showcase the artistry of filmmakers and drone enthusiasts with a penchant for aerial photography/cinematography. Hopefully, the film festival will also help dispel the negative perceptions some people have of drones.

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