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The DFFANZ 2017 Drone Film Festival Winners

Over the previous couple of months the 2017 Drone Film Festival ANZ (Australia and New Zealand) has been on tour. Sponsored by SanDisk, the competition has simply introduced the successful movies for 2017 after 6 weeks of exhibits and screenings throughout Darwin, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Hobart, Adelaide, Brisbane, Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington.

DFFANZ acquired a complete of  209 movie submissions from 27 completely different nations. The finest have been chosen and judged in 12 separate classes. Without additional ado, listed below are the successful entries.

BEST DRONE FILM – Mixed Motion Project

Ilko Illiev & Marin Kafedjiiski (Bulgaria)

Mixed Motion Project is a enjoyable and inventive take a look at motion from straight above.

BEST ANZ FILM – Flying With Nature

Sarah Coote (Australia)

Flying With Nature was chosen as the most effective regional movie. It’s narrated from an attention-grabbing perspective.

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – Acrophobia: I’m Afraid Of Heights

Philippe Woodtli (Switzerland)

A distinctive tackle a phobia that loads of folks endure from. Scared of heights? Hold on tight.

BEST CONCEPT – Teila Celebration

Lucas Zanotto (Finland)

This is what occurs whenever you let drones take the lead within the kitchen. Cake and chaos.


Hadrien Picard (France)

Never thoughts the unimaginable expertise of this mountain biker. Take a take a look at how a drone is used to set the scene with fast-moving lighting.

BEST DIRECTION – Cala d’en Serra Drone Parkour

Giles Campbell Longley & Kie Willis (United Kingdom)

This could be very cool. Free operating is spectacular sufficient as it’s, however taking pictures it with a drone takes it to a different degree.

BEST LANDSCAPE – Australia: The Eagle’s Eye

Nick Robinson (Australia)

An aerial view of Australia’s gorgeous landscapes. They even have camels down below – who knew?

BEST SHOWREEL – KopterCam 2017

KopterCam (Finland)

Wow. Even although this can be a showreel and subsequently alleged to be the most effective of the most effective, KopterCam’s work is pretty much as good as we’ve seen. If this doesn’t encourage you to take up aerial pictures, nothing will.

BEST DOCUMENTARY – Permission To Fly

Vivienne Smith & Erik Nachtrieb (United States)

A narrative about drones, not only one that’s shot with them. Take a take a look at the winner of the most effective documentary:

BEST EXTREME SPORTS – Ice Call: Backyards Project

Antoine Frioux (France)

Christmas doesn’t must be all about maintaining heat in entrance of the fireplace and stuffing your face with turkey. Take inspiration from this man, chuck on a pair of skis and discover some ice caves to tackle. A worthy winner within the excessive sports activities class:


Frank Dewaele (Belgium)

Sure, the music is nice. But it’s an attention-grabbing movie, too. We don’t actually perceive what’s occurring, however that doesn’t cease if from being entertaining, proper?

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – Let’s Go Shopping

Mark Cocquio (Australia)

Some FPV flying to complete off with. In a grocery retailer, after all.

The jury group included professionals from throughout the drone, tech, media and inventive sector, together with two DroneLife editors.  Prizes for the above 12 classes included a WD My Passport Wireless Pro 2TB, a SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro microSD Card, Lightworks Pro & Graffiti software program, Cyberlink Powerdirector software program, a SkyTango membership and a Henty journey bag accent.

The Best ANZ Film is because of obtain a DJI Mavic Pro drone, flights for 2 folks to fly from Australia to Thailand to shoot their subsequent drone movie, together with spending cash and ten days lodging, due to THAI Airways.

The winners of the Best Cinematography Film will obtain a Micro Cinema Camera and a Video Assist 4K by Blackmagic Design.

Next 12 months’s version of Drone Film Festival ANZ introduced by SanDisk will function drone fly day demonstrations, visitor speaker segments to varsities, grasp class studying packages together with screening the most effective of 2018 quick drone movies from internationally. DFFANZ is accepting movie submissions from Thursday 01 March 2018 through www.filmfreeway.com/dffanz.

Malek Murison is a contract author and editor with a ardour for tech traits and innovation.
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