EpicTV & DJI Announces First Rise of the Drones Film Festival


Rise of the drones


EpicTV  – in association with DJI has today announced a new Film Festival called Rise of the Drones, which aims to unearth the very best in aerial footage of BMXing, climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, skateboarding, skiing and snowboarding, as well as BASE jumping and wingsuit flying films.


The first ever Rise of the Drones Film Festival will launch on the 13th of July 2015. Submissions will be accepted at http://www.epictv.com/content/rise-drones-2015 until September 30th, when an expert panel will review the clips. This panel will include Executive Producer at EpicTV Alan Sim, DJIs Executive Creative Director Sheldon Schwartz and DJI European Marketing Director, Martin Brandenburg, amongst other highly regarded industry figures.


Award categories up for grabs in the Rise of the Drones Film Festival contest include Best Editing, Best Action, Best Continuous Shot and Best Film. The winner of Best Film will receive a DJI Inspire 1 and 4,000 cash from EpicTV. Other prizes include 10,000 of Euros in cash and further prizes from DJI.


The festival will conclude with VIP screenings in London on the 9th of October and in Chamonix on the 10th of October, attended by media and industry experts.


Martin Brandenburg, Marketing Director at DJI Europe said, We are very pleased to partner with EpicTV for the launch of the new Rise of the Drones Film Festival. DJI is very much at the heart of supporting established and new talents in the world of video production. Our partnership with EpicTV is another step toward showcasing our commitment in the drone industry.


When asked about Rise of the Drones Film Festival – Alan Sim – Executive Producer of EpicTV commented on how excited he was about the upcoming competition, Drones are becoming more and more part of the action sports filming landscape so it was a no-brainer for EpicTV to launch the first festival of its kind in partnership with DJI. We are very excited to be part of the growing drone community and to provide such support to this new generation of filmmakers.