▪ ▪ Welcome aboard Latin America's first drone film festival ▪ ▪

Thanks to the popularization of camera-mounted drones, independent filmmakers can now reach an aesthetics of mainstream productions, and break with image creation constraints such as never seen before in the history of digital cinema!

A whole new path in the art of moving images is yet to be explored!

NO AR Brazil showcases and awards artists who are resorting to this new device to create breath-taking imagery and innovative visual languages.

Submissions are curated by highly-recognized media professionals from TV, film and photography industries, besides scholars from Brazilian, Canadian, Mexican and French universities. Nominated filmmakers are invited to join the jury board for a debate during the awards ceremony.

Palácio das Artes, a public iconic art venue signed by Brazil’s foremost architect Oscar Niemeyer, located right at the heart of Belo Horizonte, is the regular host of NO AR.
But as Cine Humberto Mauro, the four-decade movie theater located within the palace, could not host our projections due to covid-19 pandemic, NO AR has switched to a joyful online ceremony, which allowed filmmakers from several countries to attend.

Its blasting success gave us a lot of energy to build up a hybrid format (with online and big screen). The effort it takes to deploy such a project , added to the importance the festival has gained, have led us to an important decision: to transform NO AR into a biannual event.

Our purpose is not to be a mere repository of beautiful drone footage. We are here to question the paths that drone can propose to art.

Submissions to NO AR IV are open!

▪ Visit our website and fanpage for more information ▪
▪ http://noar.ticotico.tv/
▪ www.facebook.com/NoArBrazil


Free submission coupons will be offered to Brazilian creators, and to women creators from everywhere. Discount coupons will be offered to filmmakers born and based in Latin American and African countries. Apply to the limited coupons sending per-email a film link to noar@ticotico.tv with the subject NOAR4coupon .

▪ Category Winners and Honorable Mention can enjoy VIP pass during the awards ceremony and receive, in hands, an awards certificate - right before the film screening
▪ Official Selection and Finalist films receive digital laurels.
▪ Chance of a contract with NO AR partners, such as for inflight distribution of your film.
▪ Prizes from our sponsors

▪ Film

All films must be 5 minutes or under in length (time limit will vary according to category), including credits, unless when differently stated.

At least 50% of the film must be shot using a drone or UAV.

We also welcome films about drones or which bring drones as characters, in the "Documentary & Videojournalism","Fiction", and "Brazil" categories - in this case, at least 10% of drone footage is required.

▪ Language & subtitles

Films in any language are welcome.

ENGLISH subtitles in SRT format are required for any spoken or verbal film, no matter if the speeches are in English language or if there is an existing subtitle rendered over the video.
SRT format is mandatory, otherwise subtitles cannot be translated to PORTUGUESE.

Translation to Portuguese can be provided by NO AR Brazil production upon the charging of a fee.

▪ Categories

Films can be submitted in 1 (one) among all Regular Categories:
- Natural landscapes
- Urban & Architecture
- Art & Music
- Sports & Adventure
- Documentary & Videojournalism
- Fiction
- Show reel
- Concept
- Dronie
- Drone-lapse
- FPV First Person View
- 360-degree image
- Brazil

▪ Awards

Laurels and certificates will be sent digitally.

▪ Disclaimer:

By entering your film for consideration for NO AR International Drone Film Fest Brazil 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 NO AR International Drone Film Fest Brazil.

NO AR International Drone Film Fest Brazil reserves the right to use excerpts of the 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.

▪ Exceptions:

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

Overall Rating
  • Joanna Steidle

    Thank you for the 2 honorable mentions!...and exceptioanl service!

    December 2022
  • Great experience. thanks for selecting my work as category winner! :)

    December 2020
  • Thanks NO AR for the enjoyable festival!

    December 2020
  • Craig Murley

    What a great festival. I really enjoyed the presentation as well as the Judges and pilots debate session. I'm thrilled with my honourable mention for DUALITY. Great people and a great experience. Thank you.

    December 2020
  • Philippe Turpin

    Très heureux d'avoir participé à ce beau festival et d'avoir gagné dans ma catégorie. Merci au NO AR Film Fest Brazil. J'aurais bien aimé être présent.

    September 2019