Get ready for the second edition of Europe's funkiest drone event - DroneUp International Film Festival!

Once again, DroneUp IFF will celebrate and acknowledge the world’s best drone cinematography in front of an 3000+ live audience in the front of National theater Ivan Vazov, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Did you make the best drone film imaginable? Splendid! Submit your work you just might find your film nominated and screened at the amazing open air film festilval.

Oh, did we forget - Don’t miss the chance to meet with fellow drone filmmakers, the best drone companies and win sublime festival prizes and awards.

Be a part of this amazing experience when DroneUp presents the highlights of drone cinema in the following seven categories:

Travel & Culture
Extreme & Wild
Narrative & Cinematic

Rules & Guidelines
All films submitted for entry at DroneUp International Film Festival must be:

6 minutes or less in length
Shot at least 50% by drone or UAV
Fall under one of the six DroneUp film categories
Submitted digitally by an upload through
All film submissions will be viewed and judged by an international DroneUp Jury consisting of industry professionals. The DroneUp Jury will shortlist all entries and announce a screening selection on July 30th, 2018. All shortlisted films are automatically nominated for the DroneUp Prizes.

If a video is selected for screening, the entrant will be required to submit a high-resolution exhibition quality digital file to enable the best presentation possible. DroneUp IFF reserves the right to convert sent files to alternate formats at the discretion of the festival manager to ensure optimal screening quality.

Submission Terms
By entering your film for consideration for the DroneUp International Film Festival, you hold full legal responsibility for the intellectual property contained within your film. You are validating that the submitted material does not infringe any applicable laws, is cleared for festival exhibition and all contents of the film are cleared with the respective copyright and intellectual property holders prior to submission to the festival.

Entry into the festival constitutes permission to exhibit your work at the DroneUp International Film Festival at the discretion of the festival director, including but not limited to public screening, website, print or other promotion.

The Festival reserves the right to use submitted films, in whole or in part for promotional purposes including but not limited to print, and television and internet broadcast in perpetuity.

Overall Rating
  • Ian Montgomery

    Fabulous festival... the communication was exceptional.

    November 2017
  • Excellent communication between filmmakers and organizers. Amazing location and the event. It's a pity I could not make it to live screening of my film and others, but on the other hand, have something to aim for in the next year :).

    October 2017
  • Charly CHAPELET

    From what I saw from home Reunion Island, the festival looks really nice. Happy to make it to the final and It's really cool to be able to see the live screening on the web !
    Thanks to the DroneUp crew and hopefully meet you guys next year.

    September 2017
  • Frank Dewaele

    Really sad i couldn't make it to Bulgaria but it was great to follow the festival live on facebook!
    Proud winner of the Drone Up Narrative & Cinematic award!

    September 2017
  • Do you hear about words "Dreams come true"? Sure. And all visiting that festival now can say they know meaning of that words. 'Cause DroneUp makes what you believe in happening.

    All the time there is an excellent communication between filmmakers and organizers. They're amazing people. It's a great event. You must see it. You must feel it. It's something different. Unnatural. Unbelievable moment in your life and career. Meeting so many people like you.

    And for us, who are at the beginning of their filming way of life, it was a great experience. So...

    Just amazing festival with unforgettable moments <3

    September 2017