Drone Film Festival Australia & New Zealand Presented by SanDisk 2017 Winning Films Announced

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The 2017 program of Drone Film Festival ANZ presented by SanDisk has announced the
winning films for the year, after a 6 week tour and screening across Darwin, Sydney,
Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Hobart, Adelaide, Brisbane, Auckland, Christchurch and
Wellington. With 209 total film submissions received, from across 27 countries – the best
drone short films of 2017 are –

BEST DRONE FILM – Mixed Motion Project
Ilko Illiev & Marin Kafedjiiski (Bulgaria)

Mixed Motion Project by Ilko Iliev & Marin Kafedjiiski – Drone Film Festival ANZ x SanDisk from Drone Film Festival ANZ on Vimeo.

BEST ANZ FILM – Flying With Nature
Sarah Coote (Australia)

Flying With Nature by Sarah Coote – Best ANZ Film – Drone Film Festival ANZ x SanDisk from Drone Film Festival ANZ on Vimeo.

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – Acrophobia: I’m Afraid Of Heights
Philippe Woodtli (Switzerland)

Acrophobia by Philippe Woodtli – Best Cinematography – Drone Film Festival ANZ x SanDisk from Drone Film Festival ANZ on Vimeo.

BEST CONCEPT – Teila Celebration
Lucas Zanotto (Finland)

Telia – Drones + Cake by Lucas Zanotto – Best Concept – Drone Film Festival ANZ x SanDisk from Drone Film Festival ANZ on Vimeo.

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS – NightChase
Hadrien Picard (France)

Night Chase by Hadrien Picard – Best Special Effects – Drone Film Festival ANZ x SanDisk from Drone Film Festival ANZ on Vimeo.

BEST DIRECTION – Cala d’en Serra Drone Parkour
Giles Campbell Longley & Kie Willis (United Kingdom)

Cala d’en Serra – Drone Parkour by Giles C. Longley & Kie Willis – Best Direction – DFFANZ x SanDisk from Drone Film Festival ANZ on Vimeo.

BEST LANDSCAPE – Australia: The Eagle’s Eye
Nick Robinson (Australia)

AUSTRALIA: The Eagle Eye by Nick Robinson – Best Landscape – Drone Film Festival ANZ x SanDisk from Drone Film Festival ANZ on Vimeo.

BEST SHOWREEL – KopterCam 2017
KopterCam (Finland)

KopterCam Showreel by KopterCam – Best Showreel – Drone Film Festival ANZ x SanDisk from Drone Film Festival ANZ on Vimeo.

BEST DOCUMENTARY – Permission To Fly
Vivienne Smith & Erik Nachtrieb (United States)

Permission To Fly by Viv Smith & Erik Nachtrieb – Best Doco – Drone Film Festival ANZ x SanDisk from Drone Film Festival ANZ on Vimeo.

BEST EXTREME SPORTS – Ice Call: Backyards Project
Antoine Frioux (France)

Ice Call: Backyards Project by Antoine Frioux – Best Extreme Sports – Drone Film Fest ANZ x SanDisk from Drone Film Festival ANZ on Vimeo.

BEST MUSIC – Drift
Frank Dewaele (Belgium)

DRIFT by Frank Dewaele – Best Music – Drone Film Festival ANZ x SanDisk from Drone Film Festival ANZ on Vimeo.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – Let’s Go Shopping
Mark Cocquio (Australia)

Let’s Go Shopping by Mark Cocquio – People’s Choice – Drone Film Festival ANZ x SanDisk from Drone Film Festival ANZ on Vimeo.

Our jury team included professionals from across the drone, tech, media and creative sector, visit each of the 14 member’s bios at – www.dffanz.com/about/jury

Prizes for the following 12 categories include WD My Passport Wireless Pro 2TB – and
SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro microSD Card, Lightworks Pro & Graffiti software, Cyberlink
Powerdirector software, SkyTango membership, Henty travel bag accessory.

Best ANZ Film will receive a DJI Mavic Pro drone by Harvey Norman, Flights for two people
to fly from Australia to Thailand to shoot their next drone film, along with spending money
and ten days accommodation, thanks to THAI Airways. Best Cinematography Film will receive a Micro Cinema Camera and a Video Assist 4K by Blackmagic Design. Full prize listing at – www.dffanz.com/prizes

To see the complete official selection of films screened at the DFFANZ 2017 program, head
to our Vimeo page via – www.vimeo.com/dffanz

The 3rd annual edition of Drone Film Festival ANZ presented by SanDisk, will feature drone
fly day demonstrations, guest speaker segments to schools, master class learning programs along with screening the best of 2018 short drone films from across the world. DFFANZ is accepting film submissions from Thursday 01 March 2018 via – www.filmfreeway.com/dffanz

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