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The New York City Drone Film Festival is the worlds largest dedicated drone film festival and it's quickly approaching. On the 18th of March the doors open for the 2 day event, screening the best of the best in the world of drone filming and talks from some of the biggest companies and individuals in the industry, featuring Gryphon, RED and Freefly Systems. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjYjVfLY2rU

Breeding Ground For Inspiration

The NYCDFF offers a very public platform for film makers from all over the world to exhibit their work. To get an idea for the calibre of talent we're talking about here, check out the video below for some of the work featured at last years festival. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T22l_ffT48U&list=PLWa6uO3ZUweBPwqU97m_IiV2vlsRxH4dm The rapid growth and development of kit available is astounding and it's constantly opening up new doors for creativity but what I always find interesting is that it's not just high budget commercials with heavy lift drones that result in great shots, there's also quality shots from the humble DJI Phantom in there operated by the lone enthusiast.

2017 Film Festival Nominees

I won't mention all of the nominees on here as there's a big bunch and there are 11 categories but if you get the time and want some inspiration, i recommend checking out the nominee list here on the official event website. Here are our favourite five: https://vimeo.com/136554146 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOJYAifXWTI https://vimeo.com/178300706 https://vimeo.com/163590531 https://vimeo.com/188934353

What Are You Capable Of?

We're always interested to see what our readers and customers get up to with their drones so if you've been involved in any interesting or innovative projects with your drone, tag us on social media or drop us a line in the comments below, we'd love to check it out.

Written by

Phil Harris

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