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Enjoy fun facts about drone film festivals in this drone film festival infographic!

Some weeks back we published the most complete list of drone film festivals occurring in 2015 and 2016.

We see the list appealing to drone enthusiasts who are aerial videographers, film-makers and cinematographers.

In the drone film festival infographic below we put some fun facts and figures learned during our research, such as:

Number of drone film festivals

Did you know that there were only 3 film festivals dedicated exclusively to drones in 2014, while there are at least 18 drone film festivals planned for 2016 all around the world?

Drones are becoming a world’s trending tool in a cinematographers arsenal, and the growth of the number of drone film festival reflects the increasing importance of drones for filming.

Categories of submission

The most commonly used categories in the drone film festivals in 2015 were: Landscape and Architecture (the most common subjects shot by drones), Acrobatic/Technical skills, Showreels, Dronies, but also Storytelling/Narrative.

We were particularly glad to see this one as main category in most of the drone film festivals.

This means that drones are more and more used to tell a story and complement a narrative, becoming a more mature tool for filmmakers, rather than just a toy providing flyers with a footage taken from different perspective. As Randy Scott Slavin, founder of the New York City Drone Film Festival, says: “drone cinematography is a growing medium in storytelling”.

Entries, Audience and Prizes

The top 4 drone film festivals (New York City Drone Film Festival, Flying Robot Film Festival, Rise of the Drones and Interdrone Film Festival) had overall 700 entries, over 4,000 people attending, and over $40,000 prize value!

Drone Film Festivals Infographic

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