Tuesday, November 11, 2014

1st Annual NYC Drone Film Festival To Be Held February 21, 2015



Festival featuring works filmed using drones is the first of its kind

NEW YORK, NY, Nov. 11, 2014 – The First Annual New York City Drone Film Festival (NYCDFF) will be held on Saturday, February 21st, 2015 in New York City. The world's first film festival dedicated exclusively to drone cinema, NYCDFF showcases the most famous viral drone videos alongside original content, offering the only opportunity to see the "best of the best" in drone and unmanned aerial vehicle cinema on the big screen.

NYCDFF supports and celebrates the creative expression of aerial filmmakers from around the world. The Festival will host a screening of short films, curated conversation and an awards ceremony featuring prizes for Most Beautiful Shot, Most Technically Difficult Shot, Most Epic Dronie and more.

View the exclusive trailer for the 2015 NYCDFF, suitable for publication, at https://vimeo.com/111231471

Randy Scott Slavin, the director, landscape photographer and aerial cinematographer, founded the Festival with a desire to change the perceptions of drones. "I'm tired of drones being synonymous with questionable legality and FAA regulation,” said Slavin. “The goal of the Festival is to celebrate the art of aerial cinematography."

Among the works being screened are Jos Stiglingh's "Fireworks Filmed with a Drone", Corridor Digital's "Superman with a GoPro" and Weddingman123's "Drone Quadcopter Hits Groom in the Head". These viral sensations have been viewed over 28 million times on YouTube.

The Festival will feature a keynote presentation by rockstar drone lawyer Paul Fraidenburgh, who has gained a national reputation for his representation of clients in the unmanned aircraft systems industry.

The Judges Panel includes Fro Knows Photo’s Jared Polin, director Steve Carr (Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Next Friday) and commercial director Phil Allocco.

Sponsors for the NYCDFF include Camera Lends, the peer-to-peer camera lending community for photographers and videographers; Jingle Punks, the premier creative music company; Yeah Drones Aerial Cinematography; and The Art Directors Club.

The deadline to submit U.S. and International films for the 2015 New York City Drone Film Festival is November 30, 2014. Submissions rules and regulations and complete information regarding eligibility are now available at www.nycdronefilmfestival.com.