The U.S. Drone Film Festival is a platform where cinematographers, builders, flyers, academia and interested individuals will have networking opportunities and have a chance to hear the latest developments from industry experts.

The film festival's new date is September 7, 2019.


Note: US Drone Film Festival does not waive entry fees as we believe waiving entry fees hurts the integrity of the competition. The same rules and entry fees should apply to all applicants. US Drone Film Festival also does not invite films to be in competition. Films have to be submitted through for consideration.

General Rules:

All films must be:

-5 minutes or under
-must be shot by drones at least %50
-must be submitted on/before March 1, 2019
-Films with U.S. distribution (obtained prior to being selected for US Drone Film Festival screening) or films produced, financed or initiated by a major film studio or television network are ineligible for competition but may be considered for a special screening.
-Films that have screened on US network or cable television or distributed to theaters prior to the festival dates are also ineligible for competition.
-We do not accept works-in-progress and will not update a submission with a more recent cut (except minor post-production additions).

Short Film Screening Sections

- High School Shorts

- Narrative Feature Shorts

- Landscape Feature Shorts

- Architecture Feature Shorts

- Action Feature Shorts

- People`s Choice

- Critiques Choice

Overall Rating
  • Laurent Youmndingouetmoun

    Real pleasant festival for its first year. Well organised and a lot of great aerial videos.

    May 2016