Check out the winners of the 2016 InterDrone Film Festival! 

This week saw the official announcement of the winners of the second annual InterDrone Film Festivalheld in conjunction with the InterDrone Conference.

The winners of the 2nd Annual InterDrone Film Festival were announced live at a ceremony at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas on September 7th,  2016.

Awards were presented in 6 competitive categories, with an additional Best Video Award going to Michael Bishop for Into the West. Michael won the grand prize and a check for $5,000 for his wonderfully captured movie filmed across Western North America starting in Alberta, Canada, road-tripping down through Western US, and continuing south to Mexico.

The People’s Choice Award, which came with a $500 cash prize, was awarded to Frederic Rousseau for his video Moon Line in the Action Sports category.

Ehang were the main sponsors of the 2016 InterDrone Film Festival with Craig Glover, Marketing Director for Ehang USA hoping that next year there might be some entries from Ghostdrone pilots worldwide!

This year there were more than 320 submissions from 23 countries according to Ted Bahr, Chairman of InterDrone. “The judges had a hard time selecting winners in each of the six categories as well as the winner overall” said Ted.

Next year’s InterDrone Film Festival will be held at the Rio Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas from September 18th to 20th, 2017. Submissions will be accepted from mid-May 2017.

Check out the 2016 InterDrone winning films below.

Pssst…why not take inspiration from these films and enter one of your own drone movies or a drone photograph into a Drone Film or Photography Festival? Check our list of the best drone film festivals for details of over 30 festivals along with their entry dates!

2016 InterDrone Best Video Winner & Natural Wonders Winner: “Into the West”

Into The West – North America from Mike Bishop on Vimeo.

By: Michael Bishop (mikebishop.tv)
Director: Michael Bishop
Music: “Say Hello” by Tussilago
Film Location: Filmed across the great expanse of Western North America beginning in the prairies of Alberta Canada, Moraine and Maligne lakes and the Athabaska Falls, Banff, Kootenay Mountains, Rocky Pacific Coast of North America, Vancouver Island, Sea to Sky highway towards Whistler, Pacific Northwest, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and finally out to the desert and south to Mexico.

2016 InterDrone People’s Choice Video Winner & Action Sports Winner: “Moon Line”

By: PVS Company (PVS Company, fredrousseau.fr)
Director:  Frederic Rousseau
Music:  “My Mind was a Fog. My Heart became a Bomb” by Hammock
Film Location: France

2016 InterDrone Story Winner: “My Forest”

By: Sébastien Pins (maforet-lefilm)
Director: Sébastien Pins
Music: “Our Deepest Fear” by Marco Gomez Lerin
Film Location: France

2016 InterDrone Music Video Winner: “Chromaticity”

By: Paul Trillo
Director: Paul Trillo
Producer: Brian Streem Aerobo
Music: Noah Cunningham (soundcloud.com/rivaldials)

2016 InterDrone Cityscapes Winner: “City in Motion”

By: Drone Media Chicago (Drone Media Chicago)
Director: Troy Walsh
Music: Music licensing: Audio Jungle (Inspirational Trailer)
Location: Chicago, USA

2016 InterDrone Reel Winner: “Big Fly”

By: BigFly (bigfly.fr)
Director: Joris Favraud
Location: France

Are you in love with aerial cinematography? Watch the 8 winners from 2016 Flying Robot Film Festival, or the 12 winners of the 2016 New York City Drone Film Festival!