The Arizona Drone Film Festival

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Aerial Cinematography Excellence

AZDrone Fest is a film festival and a family event designed to celebrate, promote and cultivate the art of aerial cinematography in Arizona.  The film festival will be dedicated to recognize the best in aerial cinematography in multiple categories.  Attached to the film festival is a family event with FPV drone racing, drone demonstration, vendors, industry panel discussion, and entertainment for families and drone enthusiasts to attend.

CATEGORIES

NARRATIVE / DOCUMENTARY

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SUBMISSION RULES

– Entries are open to all filmakers world wide

– All entries must be 5 min or less

– At least 50% of each entry must be shot using a drone or UAV

– Entry fee $50 for each individual entry

Arizona: Single film either featuring Arizona, or from an Arizona filmmaker

Narrative: Fiction or non-fiction single film or compilation of clips from 1 film

Landscape: Single film or compilation of clips showcasing nature’s beauty

Showreel: Single film or compilation of clips from multiple film

News: Single story or compilation of clips from multiple stories

Still Photography: Single still photo taken with a drone

New Pilot: FREE Entry.  *This category is for an Honorable Mention to celebrate new up and coming talent 

OUR JUDGES

     
     
Tom Middleton

 

Duane Oldham

 

Maxime Pontoire

 

Tom has over 15 years experience working in professional multimedia production. Tom is a talented Cinematographer/Director at SMN Films in the UK, and a drone operator for the BBC. He has lectured in film production for Staffordshire and Worcester Universities.

Duane is a talented DP with over 15 years of experience working on a wide range of projects from Network news to reality TV shows, and national TV ad campaigns. He is currently co-owner of 602 Films and recognized as one of the top DPs in Arizona.

Maxime is a professional aerial photographer/cinematographer and drone pilot based in France. He has flown in France, the U.S., and French Polynesia, winning multiple regional awards. When he is not flying he shares his expertise on photo processing, flying techniques, and product reviews on his blog.

Matthew Price

 

Yasmin Tajik

 

Matthew has over 20 years’ experience as a cinematographer, camera operator, and drone pilot working for a vast array of world-renowned brands. Based in the San Francisco Bay area and owner of 11Loud Productions, he is a veteran storyteller who brings creativity and technical know-how to a set.

Yasmin is a professional photographer and FAA certified drone pilot based in Arizona.  She is also a Brand Ambassador for Women Who Drone.  Her goal is to inspire and create change by sharing images that document the basic rights we all deserve living on this planet.

     

ATTEND THE EVENT

10/26/2019
Grand Canyon University
Phoenix Arizona
2:00pm – 7:30pm 

 

 

DRONE EXPO & FAMILY FUN 
2:00pm – 5:00pm

FREE
with boxed toy donation for PCH

FPV DRONE RACING
FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION CAGE
SEARCH & RESCUE SIMULATION
FREESTYLE FPV COMPETITION
VENDORS
FOOD TRUCK

 

INDUSTRY PANEL DISCUSSIONS
3:00pm – 5:00pm

VIP Ticket required
$30/person

Learn from industry experts about:
– Latest FAA Regulations
– New Equipment
– Aerial Cinematography Trends 

 

FILM SCREENING
5:00pm – 7:30pm

VIP Ticket required
$30/person

All nominated film will play on the big screen
Winner of each category will be announced
Networking with filmakers & pilots

 

FREE DRONE EXPO
  • Access to Drone Expo
$30 VIP TICKET
  • Access to Drone Expo
  • 1 Pass to Film Screening
  • 1 Pass to All Panel Discussions
BUY YOUR TICKET
$90 FILMAKER BUNDLE
  • 1 Film Entry (any category)
  • Access to Drone Expo
  • 2 Passes to Film Screening
  • 2 Passes to All Panel Discussion
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