The New York City Drone Film Festival is the world's first event exclusively dedicated to celebrating the art of drone cinematography. For the 4th year now, the festival is offering an international platform to bring together the droners! Filmmakers and cinematographers from all over the world come to exhibit their work in front of industry professionals and the drone community. As you are about to witness below, these artists are incredibly talented and as technology continues to grow, this phenomenal industry will flourish brilliantly. Stay tuned! Winners will be announced on March 3rd & 4th, 2018!
Here are just a few of the best we've selected from each category of nominees:
"Donny the Drone" by Mackenzie Sheppard
"The world’s first sentient machine goes on stage to accept a prestigious “Person of the Year” award as an auditorium of humans are confronted with his emotional and controversial story.
Donny the Drone (voiced by Guy Pearce) has just been named the “Person of the Year” by World Times magazine. Donny takes the stage to dramatically tell his story of how he came to have real human emotions. His anecdotes are portrayed with highlights from his world-spanning adventures that have shaped who he has become. As the ceremony goes on, Donny’s vision becomes grander, more ambitious and potentially concerning. Will Donny be able to freely pursue his dream of helping all over the world—or will mankind’s darker, paranoid instincts intervene before Donny achieves ultimate, worldwide control."
Mission Turbo : The Chase by Anthony Jaska
"A giant hamster / secret agent driving a Kia Soul, gets chased but FVP drones armed with explosives. 2018 Kia commercial."
LANDSCAPE AND ARCHITECTURE
Perspectives by Tarsicio Sanudo
“Drones allow us to see different perspectives of the world. So I decided to blend these perspectives to create new worlds. The ability to see the real world through different perspectives unlocks our creativity.”
Walls of Water by Karim Iliya
“2015-2016's El Niño year brought some of the biggest waves in the world to the Northern Hemisphere. The best big wave surfers flew out to Maui, Hawaii to surf "Jaws" Peahi. “
Showreel 2018 airV8 by Holger Hirsch
Spinclass by Andy Shen
Muscle-Up by Robert McIntosh
“World's smallest HD drone cruises through Muscle Beach.”
God's view of Independence Day by Jordan Nelson
Football Island by Brent De Bleser
Flutter by Chris Castor
"Nature is amazing in its design. And of all the incredible things mankind can do, we still can't quite achieve the level of complexity found in nature. May we always look to the beauty found in nature for inspiration and be humbled by what it has yet to teach us."
"If this isn’t what you want, please take action at http://autonomousweapons.org/"
"The Big Ugly" - Dramatic Rescue of a Fallen Big Wave Surfer by Máquina Voadora
"Brazilian professional surfer Pedro “Scooby” Vianna takes an epic spill from his board during a storm in Nazaré, Portugal. By February 28, Scooby was tearing down the tide at 45 miles an hour on his rattling surfboard. There was a 70-foot mountain of water avalanching behind him."