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 magnificent ancient Roman Stadium in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

DroneUp IFF 2017 will be held on August 25th-26th!

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

Awards & Prizes

Many great prizes among which are trips for 2 to the amazing Faroe Islands!

Rules & Terms

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
Submitted before June 19th, 2017
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 3rd, 2017. 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.

3 Reviews

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    Brian Leitten

    The DroneUp IFF was quite a success. Two nights of stellar films and performances in a one-of-a-kind venue. My project was nominated and I traveled to the festival. Met a bunch of great filmmakers and they director and staff of the festival were great with communication. This is one of the top Drone Film Festivals that exist. Cant wait to see what they do next year.

    September 2016
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    Stephane Aboudaram

    People at DroneUp Festival IFF were very professionals and our exchanges were always in goos terms. More than all they are extremly precise and have made a very "good vibe" festival.

    August 2016
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    Mariyan Tashev

    First festival of it's kind in Europe. Great organization, nice location. It was my first festival as a finalist and winner in of the categories. I made a lot of friends an met amazing people. Definitely will attend in 2017 again!

    August 2016