And the Winner Is…Meet the 11 Winners of the 2017 New York…

It is unimaginable to see how a lot the New York City Drone Film Festival has grown since final yr.

In 2016, the #NYCDFF acquired 355 submissions from 45 totally different international locations. This yr, it acquired over four,000. We can solely think about what subsequent yr might be like…

Some of the highlights for us had been watching Ty Evans and Phil Bloom discuss craft and what’s coming subsequent for drone cinematography throughout their panel on Saturday; one other panel that included Casey Neistat, and Justin Oakes and Elaine Lozano of DroneWorks Studios, the place we received all the particulars on how the HUMAN FLYING DRONE video was made doable; an extremely shifting standing ovation for the #NODAPL winner in the documentary class; and the movies, the movies, of course the movies!


The staff grabs a photograph op with the #NYCDFF backdrop


Alan and Lana check out the FPV expertise on Sunday at the Liberty Science Center

Now with out additional ado, listed here are the winners from this yr:


By: MMP3 (Mixed Motion Project)
Director: Ilko Iliev and Marin Kafedjiiski
Producer: Ilko Iliev and Marin Kafedjiiski
Ilko Iliev
D.O.P: Marin Kafedjiiski
Music: The Derevolutions
Film Location: Bulgaria
Team Location: Bulgaria

A journey that entails parkour, video game-type options, extremely easy enhancing, and is only a complete lot of enjoyable. 

NEWS/DOCUMENTARY: #NoDAPL: Drones Monitor North Dakota Police

By: AJ+, Shiyé Bidzííl, and Myron Dewey
Film Location: North Dakota
Team Location: United States

A behind-the-scenes take a look at how drones helped document police actions, and thereby helped hold protesters secure, throughout the prolonged protest towards the Dakota Access Pipeline.

NARRATIVE: Drone Star Wars

By: Corridor Digital
Directors: Sam Gorski and Niko Pueringer
Producers: Sam Gorski, Niko Pueringer, and the Corridor Digital Team
Film Location: California
Team Location: Los Angeles, California

A brand new twist on an epic battle everyone knows, fought in miniature. 

LANDSCAPE: Australia

By: Wild Pacific Media
Editor: Caspar Mazzotti
Cinematography: Nick Robinson, Luke Peterson, Caspar Mazzotti, Cam Batten, Sid Tinney
Film Location: Australia
Music: ‘Lumina’ by M J Petrie; ‘Swarm Of Lights’ by N Jean, G Felix, S Casais; ‘Earthrise’ by C P Haigh
Team Location: Sydney, Australia

A look into the wildlife and unimaginable landscapes of Australia, with a thoughts bending method for switching photographs that actually turns the world the other way up.

EXTREME SPORTS: Cala d’en Serra – Drone Parkour

By: Giles Campbell Longley & Kie Willis
Directors and Editors: Giles Campbell Longley & Kie Willis
Drone Pilot: Kie Willis
Camera Operator: Giles Campbell Longley
Stunts: Eric Moor
Film Location: Cala d’en Serra in Ibiza, Spain
Team Location: United Kingdom

A parkour journey shot towards a ravishing seascape backdrop.

FREESTYLE/FPV: Fresh Squeeze

By: Robert McIntosh
Director and Producer : Robert McIntosh
Film Location: Venice Beach, California

New forays into the cinematographic potentialities of FPV, with tight squeezes by means of tiny locations that lead at the finish to a ravishing dawn. 


By: BigFly
Director and Producer: Joris Favraud
Film Location: Eglise Saint Louis, Paimboeuf, France
Team Location: France

A detailed-up take a look at the inside of a cathedral, with some thoughts bending flips and turns that intensify the magnificence of the structure featured.


By: Tilt
Director: Lucas Zanotto
Producers: The Tilt Team
Film Location: Norway
Team Location: Norway

A whimsical tackle cake baking, utilizing DIY supplies and devices connected to drones to construct a layer cake in the least environment friendly, most pleasant manner doable.

DRONIE: Family Island

By: Florian Fischer 
Director and Producer: Florian Fischer
Ceator Location: Germany

Three time winner in the dronie cateogry for the #NYCDFF, Florian Fischer takes the dronie to the subsequent degree but once more this yr with a steady shot that begins with him behind his household dwelling, follows a straight line by means of the home (the place we see his household lounging symmetrically to both aspect of the digicam’s path), and goes all the manner out to the ocean close by to point out us the island the place the home sits.


SHOWREEL: KopterCam 2017 Showreel

By: KopterCam 
Directors: Taneli Mustonen; Tom Harper; Jaakko Itäaho; Samuli Valkama; AJ Annila; Jukka Metsäaho; Shashanka Chaturvedi; Jyri Rapo; Parker Ellerman
D.O.P.s: Daniel Lindholm; Steven Hall; Mika Orasmaa FSC; Anssi Leino FSC; Jason West; Rasmus Wilén; Dániel Garas; Aleksi Kipahti; Albrecht Silberberger
Music: “
No Other Name” by Ryan Taubert
Team Location: Finland

An aerial reel that reaches the degree of excessive artwork with its easy transitions, natural integration of music into the movement of pictures, and glorious, inventive cinematography.


Photo By: Wellington Rodrigues
Photo Location: Germany

NYC Drone Film Festival_Still photography

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Zacc Dukowitz

Zacc Dukowitz is the Director of Marketing for UAV Coach. A author with skilled expertise in training know-how and digital advertising and marketing, Zacc is enthusiastic about reporting on the drone business at a time when UAVs may help us stay higher lives. Zacc additionally holds the rank of nidan in Aikido, a Japanese martial artwork, and is a broadly printed fiction author. Zacc has an MFA from the University of Florida and a BA from St. John’s College. Follow @zaccdukowitz or take a look at to learn his work.

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