Posted on July 21, 2016
The 2016 Flying Robot international Film Festival (FRiFF) is now accepting submissions for this year’s event which will be held in San Francisco this coming October.
Last year FRiFF awarded over $10,000 in cash and prizes to winning drone filmmakers and they will be doing the same this year.
Here are a couple of my favorite films from last year’s event:
Lastly don’t miss my interview down below with FRiFF’s founder, Eddie Codel. You will learn a bit more about the festival as well as some tips for making a winning film! (keep an eye out for a bonus Eddie mentions for a few lucky readers from our community!)
Interview with FRiFF’s founder, Eddie Codel…
What exactly is the FRiFF and how did it come about?
FRiFF is the Flying Robot international Film Festival, a San Francisco based film festival focused on aerial cinema from drones and drone culture. It came about early last year after seeing so much fantastic footage taking off from all corners of the world.
I wanted to provide an international platform for showcasing and rewarding the awesomeness that people were creating. We awarded over $10,000 in cash and prizes to winning filmmakers last year which we will be doing again this year.
That puts powerful tools in the hands of a lot more emerging filmmakers and hobbyists. Even 2 years ago, the technical hurdles were quite high for most consumers. We are now past the point of knowing how to build the perfect flying camera.
Besides the films, what else can someone expect to find at this year’s event?
We are programming a workshop day where attendees can come and learn about aerial filmmaking techniques, discover and demo emerging drone technologies and learn how to create 360 aerial images.
We are also curating an aerial photography art show and showcasing 360 drone images. This is the year of learning all about aerial imagery!
The film festival night is always a blast. Bringing together so many drone creatives under one roof is a big highlight for me. I get to meet many of the faces behind the films that have inspired me throughout the year.
The winner of the FRiFF “Cinematic Narrative” category and the 2015 overall “Best In Show” was a fantastic French music video called “All Away” for the artist Art of Shades, directed by Colin Solal Cardo and magically captured by drone cinematographer Pascal Anquetil.
Please submit your films through our website at friff.co. As a thank you to your readers, I will waive the $15 submission fee for the first 5 submissions we receive using this waiver code: “FRiFF2016DD1” (without the quotes of course).