AzDroneFest is a drone film festival and Expo presented by USDroneFest and Airavat Solutions. The event is designed to educate, promote, cultivate and celebrate the art of aerial cinematography in Arizona. The film festival is dedicated to recognizing the best in aerial cinematography in multiple categories. Attached to the film festival is an Education Expo with industry panel discussions, keynote speakers and workshops for commercial drone pilots, drone enthusiasts and aerial cinematographers to attend.

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All films must be 5 minutes in length or less and at least 50% must be shot using a drone or UAV (unless otherwise specified).

Films submitted to the "Narrative category" have no length restrictions and can have less than 50% of its shots being aerial shots. Films in this category will be selected based on aerial cinematography only. Selected films will be asked to provide a 5 min or less trailer to be used during the screening.

All entries must be through

By entering your film for consideration for the 2020 AZDroneFest, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. Entry into the Festival constitutes permission to exhibit, show, or screen your work at the 2020 AZDroneFest and AZDroneFest website, and social media platform.

AZDroneFest reserves the right to use excerpts of any submitted film for promotional purposes only, including but not limited to broadcast on TV or the internet.

The person submitting the Film (hereafter called the "Applicant") acknowledges that he or she has obtained consent from any and all owners, creators, writers, actors, producers and/or other authorized representatives of the Film whose consent is required to submit the Film to the Festival.

It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to secure authorization and permission from the copyright owner(s) of any and all copyrighted content or materials included within the submitted Film. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to secure authorization and permission from the owner(s) of any and all trademarked content and materials included within the submitted Film.

Films that have been submitted for Festival consideration in previous years are eligible for re-submission for 2022 Festival consideration, but only if the Film has been changed significantly since the previous year in which it was submitted. The Festival shall have sole authority and discretion to determine whether a Film that was previously submitted has been changed significantly from the previous submitted version.

Festival organizers reserve the right to make exception to any of the rules at their discretion.

Overall Rating
  • Tyler Healey

    AZ Drone Fest is growing each year and it's great to see the progress that Chris and the team have made. I appreciated the variety of demonstrations, panels, and video entries. I will be encouraging others to submit and attend next year!

    November 2022
  • Great as usual, family friendly and only going to get bigger and better. Chris and his team are very much Pros and make sure they cover a variety of drone subjects not just film/photography.

    October 2022
  • It is a very good and complete festival.
    Communication with the management was also good.
    They successfully prepared and wrapped up the festival.
    It is a festival that is expected to develop every year. Gather everyone at AZDroneFest!

    October 2022
  • I was only able to attend the virtual session this year, but was really impressed with the entire event. I was thrilled to have an entry nominated and it was genuinely inspiring to see the other films. Many of them were fantastic! Looking forward to going in person in 2022. Thanks for all your work putting this together.

    November 2021
  • My favorite festival !
    I'll send you another film next year and hopefully visit you Arizona !

    October 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much! We loved your film and look forward to seeing more of your work.