Nominees Announced for 2017 NYC Drone Film Festival Sponsored by RED and Freefly Systems

World-class event to be held at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts and Liberty Science Center March 17 - 19, 2017

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NEW YORK, NY, Feb. 15, 2017 — Nominations have been announced for the 2017 New York City Drone Film Festival, the world’s first and largest film festival dedicated to works filmed by drones. The complete list of nominees can be found below.
 
The festival, with headline sponsors RED and Freefly Systems, will be held March 17-19, 2017 at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts and the Liberty Science Center. Tickets are available by visiting www.nycdronefilmfestival.com.  
 
“This year’s films not only dazzle the senses with their beautiful imagery and high-flying acrobatics,” said Randy Scott Slavin, founder and festival director. “They take us to far-away places, examine social issues like climate change and the Dakota Pipeline, and riff on pop culture. One of them even features a team of drones making a cake. With films originating everywhere from the ocean to the desert to the skate park, the 2017 festival is our most diverse one yet.”
 
“Drone camerawork has already attained new realms of astonishment,” said David Pogue, founder of Yahoo Tech. “What’s so cool about the New York City Drone Film Festival is that it culls the best of that brilliance, and presents to the world the best of the best. I thought I’d seen it all. I was wrong.” 
 
Awards will be presented in 13 categories including Best Narrative Film, Best News/Documentary Film, Best Extreme Sports Film, and Best Dronie, a selfie taken with a drone. 
 
A series of master classes focused on various aspects of drone filmmaking taught by industry leaders has also been announced. Visit www.nycdronefilmfestival.com for the schedule.
 
2017 NYC Drone Film Festival Nominees
NARRATIVE
 
Drone Star Wars
Corridor Digital (USA)
 
The Mountain Within
Philippe Woodtli (Switzerland)
 
Rendez-vous
Yan Giroux (Canada)
 
X-FACTOR
 
Mixed Motion Project
Ilko Iliev and Marin Kafedjiiski (Bulgaria)
 
Caos en la ciudad
Roberto Hernández (Mexico)
 
Balance
Tim Sessler (USA)
NEWS/DOCUMENTARY
 
#NoDAPL: Drones Monitor North Dakota Police
Shadi Rahimi (USA)
 
Manabi 7.8
Juan Fernando Rojas (Ecuador)
 
Beauty & Bounty
Doug Armknecht (USA)
 
LANDSCAPE
 
An Aerial Perspective of Nordland
Michael Fletcher (Australia)
 
Perspective
Jay Worsley (USA)
 
Australia
Caspar Mazzotti (Australia)
 
EXTREME SPORTS
 
Moon Line
Frédéric Rousseau (France)
 
Sessions
Eric Sterman (USA)
 
Cala d’en Serra – Drone Parkour
Giles Campbell Longley and Kie Willis (United Kingdom)
 
Doonies 3: A Drone’s Eye View
Jake Yubeta (USA)
 
FREESTYLE/FPV
 
Drone Free Style
Rafael Paiva (USA)
 
Stone Eagle’s Flight
Gabriel Kocher (Switzerland)
 
One Night in Atlanta
Johnny Schaer (USA)
 
Fresh Squeeze
Robert McIntosh (USA)
 
ARCHITECTURE
 
Byzantine
Joris Favraud (France)
 
Dizi
David Etienne Durivage (Canada)
 
From Inside to Outside
Stephane Aboudaram (France)
 
FEATURING DRONES
 
Drone Cake Baking
Lucas Zanotto (Norway)
 
Light in Motion
Daniel Riley and Henning Sandstrom (USA)
 
Dron’t You Love Me?
Madeleine Dudley (Australia)
 
DRONIE
 
Cape Town Dronie
Matthew Wade (USA)
 
A Man (Almost Two) and a Dog
Mauro Pagliai (Italy)
 
Family Island
Florian Fischer (Germany)
 
SHOWREEL
 
Skynamic Pilot Reel 2017
Skynamic (Germany)
 
KopterCam 2017 Showreel
Koptercam (Finland)
 
ThisIsTilt Showreel 2017
Tilt (Norway)
 
STILL PHOTOGRAPHY
 
Climate Change Claims a Lake and an Identity
Josh Haner/The New York Times (USA)
 
Kim on the Rocks
Karim Iliya (USA)
 
Lost in Foliage
Dirk Dallas (USA)
 
Sea and Salt
Wellington Rodrigues (Germany)
 
The Tree of Life
Michael Bishop (USA)
 
Drone Runner
Gerard Juarez (USA)
 
About the NYC Drone Film Festival
 
The NYC Drone Film Festival is the world’s first and largest event exclusively dedicated to celebrating the art of drone cinema. The festival provides a platform for aerial filmmakers to showcase their work, shot anywhere in the world, emphasizing innovative storytelling, flight technique and aesthetic beauty. The festival offers an international platform for filmmakers from every corner of the globe to exhibit their work in front of industry professionals and the drone cinema fan community. 

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