The Boston Drone Film Festival celebrates the creative pursuit of international drone cinematographers and drone photographers from around the world.

Festival Nominees will be chosen by a jury of leading producers, directors, drone operators, photographers and creatives.

Festival Nominees will be announced by February 26th. All filmmakers that submit their work will be sent an email from FilmFreeway notifying them of their judging status.

All nominated submissions will be posted at and notified by email. If nominated, exhibition format digital files will be requested from the artist.

Finalists in the 360° and Photography Categories will have their work displayed at the 2021 Screening and Website. Finalists for the film categories will have part of their film shown during their respective category reel.


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2019 PRIZES:
A 10 Day All-Inclusive Travel Adventure will be awarded to the Grand Prize Winner! We'll fill your luggage will all the goods from our sponsors including the newest released EVO Drone from Autel Robotics, an ANKER Powerhouse400, the full software setup from Boris FX, a THINKTANK Streetwalker V2.0 Backpack, a $500 LensProToGo gear credit, a Ronin SC gimbal, and much more! Set out to get the best footage you can imagine from mountains, oceans, canyons, big cities in the great Southwest USA. Our crew from Above Summit will guide you on this road-trip and bring to the the fore front of adventure with tours, lessons in something new, and experiences you'll never forget.

Our category winners will be given various software packages, gear credits, drones, 360 cameras, power banks, speakers and much more from our amazing sponsors: Anker Innovations, Autel Robotics, LensProToGo, SGO Mistika, Boris FX, Insta360, Pelican, Blacksheep FPV, Brain FPV, BQE, Shendrones, ThinkTank, Soundstripe, Foxeer, CNHL, Dalprops, Zacuto, and many more!

All Submissions must be made at:

All Film Submissions must be 5 minutes or less in length and include at least 50% drone footage.*

360° & Photography Submissions must be taken using a drone. *

* By entering your film for consideration for the 2021 Boston Drone Film Festival, 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 your work at the 2021 Boston Drone Film Festival, on the Festival’s website and social media.

The person submitting the Film (hereafter called the "Applicant") acknowledges that he or she has obtained consent and 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. If a Film exhibits blatant copyright, it will be immediately disqualified.

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.

The Boston Drone Film Festival does not pay any fees for submitted work. If nominated, exhibition format digital files will be requested from the authors.

Overall Rating
  • Sarah Jenkins

    Thanks so much for creating an opportunity to showcase drone cinematography & photography from around the world! The whole process of entering was incredibly well organised & communication throughout was outstanding. There's no doubt this festival will go from strength to strength. Will definitely be entering again :)

    April 2021
  • Drone Air

    It was amazing to be part of the well run festival and look forward to participating in the years to come.

    April 2021
  • Lukasz Lewenda

    Thank you so much for making this happen. A professionally organised festival, full of great people.
    Loved the live stream. Proud to be a winner in the first year of the festival 😊
    See you next year

    January 2020
  • John Gussman

    The folks running this festival are top notch in every way.

    January 2020
  • Philippe Turpin

    Excellent ! Très heureux d'avoir été finaliste.

    December 2019