AzDroneFest is the first Drone Film Festival in Arizona. The event is designed to promote, cultivate, and celebrate the art of aerial cinematography in Arizona. Enjoy the free festivities including:

FPV drone race
Drone demonstrations
Test flying drones - yes for kids too!
Industry discussion panel
And more!

Whether you imagine seeing your drone footage on the big screen, or just want to join with other drone enthusiasts for the day of festivities, AzDroneFest is for all ages and all experience levels.

Considering submitting an entry? Here are the drone film categories: Narrative/Documentary, Landscape, Showreel, News, FPV, and Still Photography.

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 2020 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
  • Thank you AZDrone Fest for choosing my film and organize this amazing festival! :) See you next year!

    November 2019
  • Very awesome film festival! I'm looking forward to next year!

    October 2019
  • Devon Foster

    THANK YOU, AZDroneFest! I just started flying drones and have never won an award for it before. AZ DroneFest has truly helped launch my career as a drone pilot and filmmaker. Partnering with Women Who Drone showed me the festival was making a concerted effort to be inclusive to women. I have found no better place for drone filmmakers to showcase their work.

    October 2019