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Nominations Announced For

2nd Annual NYC Drone Film Festival

GE Joins Festival As Presenting Sponsor

Bjarke Ingels, David Pogue And More Join Festival Jury

World-class event returns to the Directors Guild of America Theater

March 4 – 6, 2016

Go here for this year’s trailer…

NEW YORK, NY, Jan. 14, 2016 — Nominations have been announced for the 2nd Annual New York City Drone Film Festival, the world’s first film festival dedicated to works filmed by drones.

The nominees include Cirque du Soleil’s Sparked, National Geographic’s Lava Chaser, Corridor Digital’s The Smallest Empire, Jordan Rubin’s The Drone and the NBC News coverage of the Nepal Earthquake. The complete list of nominees can be found below.

The festival, with presenting sponsor GE, will be held March 4-6, 2016 at the Directors Guild of America Theater.

“The quantity and quality of this year’s submissions is outstanding,” said festival founder and director Randy Scott Slavin. “With 330 submissions coming from 45 countries, drone filmmaking is a not merely a passing fad but a worldwide phenomenon that’s here to stay.”

Renowned architect Bjarke Ingels and Yahoo Tech founder David Pogue will join other exceptional individuals from a variety of disciplines in art, media and technology on the Festival Jury.

Awards will be presented in 14 categories, including Best Narrative Film, Best News/Documentary Film, Best Extreme Sports Film and Best Dronie, a selfie taken with a drone.

The schedule for the three-day event is as follows:

Friday, March 4

NYC Drone Film Festival Opening Night Party

Saturday, March 5

11:30am – 6pm  Seminar Series

A dynamic slate of interactive panel discussions on drone technology, policy and creativity

6pm — Red Carpet and Pre-Show

The only event where drones walk the red carpet alongside humans

7:30pm — Screening and Award Ceremony

Sunday, March 6

Day of Drones at The Liberty Science Center

Join dozens of drone pilots as they fly their drones inside the Liberty Science Center along with drone battling and drone racing plus screenings of the 2016 festival throughout the day

The 2016 NYC Drone Film Festival Jury

BJARKE INGELS
BJARKE INGELS GROUP

DAVID POGUE
FOUNDER, YAHOO TECH

LINDA BOFF
CMO, GENERAL ELECTRIC

RUSSEL PRESTON BROWN
SENIOR CREATIVE DIRECTOR, ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED

MICHELE M. DIX
SVP, PROGRAMMING AND DEVELOPMENT, AXS TV

PHILIP BLOOM
FILMMAKER

PAUL HOFFMAN
CEO, LIBERTY SCIENCE CENTER

ERIC CHENG
AUTHOR AND AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHER

JASON HARRIS
CEO, MEKANISM

RENEE LUSANO
PHOTOGRAPHER, ILLUSTRATOR

PARRIS MAYHEW
DIRECTOR, STEADICAM OPERATOR, CRO-MAGS GUITARIST

SCOT REFSLAND
CEO, DRONE NATIONALS & DRONEWORLDS

2016 NYC Drone Film Festival Nominees

NARRATIVE

E.T. Drone Home
Taylor Chien (USA)

The Smallest Empire
Sam Gorski, Corridor Digital (USA)

Call to the Wild
George Bruce Wilson (USA)

Nostalgia
Tim Sessler, Michael Marantz and Drew English (USA)

X-FACTOR

Dance Crazy
Katee Laine and Drew Roberts (USA)

Satlapse
Jamie Brightmore (United Kingdom)

Chromaticity
Paul Trillo (USA)

A Man with a Rake
Jehan-Benjamin Tarain (France)

LANDSCAPE

Into the West
Mike Bishop (Canada)

Ghent in 2 Minutes
Michael Tiger and Michel Blanckaert (Belgium)

Roadtrip: New Mexico
Joe Pickard and Corey Eisenstein (USA)

Wild Scotland
John Duncan (United Kingdom)

EXTREME SPORTS

Acrophobia: I’m Afraid of Heights
Philippe Woodtli (Switzerland)

The Wind
Karim Iliya (USA)

AfterGlow: Lightsuit Segment
Nick Waggoner and Mike Brown (USA)

Teahupo’o Du Ciel
Eric Sterman, Brent Bielmann and Surfing Magazine (USA)

TECHNICAL

Flying Through Dresden
Stefan Mueller (Germany)

All Away
Colin Solal Cardo (France)

Rise and Shine
Robert McIntosh (USA)

Hello World
Asa Hammond and Tarik Abdel-Gawad (USA)

FREESTYLE/FPV

Dive Dive Dive
Steele Davis (USA)

Hawaiiballs
Chad Nowak (Australia)

Office Space
Jonathon Davis (USA)

Abandonado
Carlos Puertolas (USA)

ARCHITECTURE

Desert Fortress
Jeffrey Worthington (USA)

Greystone Rising
Jody Johnson (USA)

1500′ TV Tower
Todd Thorin (USA)

Harness the Sun
Jordan Overman (USA)

FEATURING DRONES

Zombie vs. Drone
Alrik Bursell (USA)

Sparked
Cirque du Soleil, ETH Zurich and Verity Studios (Switzerland)

Drone Blender
Damien Gallagher and Billy May (United Kingdom)

The Drone
Jordan Rubin (USA)

DRONIE

Dronie Proposal
Tarsicio Sañudo Suarez (Mexico)

Dronie Marietas
Tarsicio Sañudo Suarez (Mexico)

Drone in Barrel
Eric Sterman and Jamie Obrien (USA)

The Shark Dronie
Florian Fischer (Germany)

A Man, a Rake and a Drone
Jehan-Benjamin Tarain (France)

SHOWREEL

This Is Tilt
Tilt (Norway)

Skynamic Pilot Reel
Skynamic (USA)

Close to the Mountain
Yann Havis (France)

NEWS/DOCUMENTARY

Expedition Alaska
Brian J. Leitten (USA)

Nepal Earthquake
Abraham Villela/NBC News (USA)

Lava Chaser
Sam Cossman, Jeff Hertrick and National Geographic (USA)

STILL PHOTOGRAPHY

Iceland From Above
Stefan Forster (Iceland)

Al Marmoum Camel Racing
Shoayb Khattab (United Arab Emirates)

Chicago Bean
Dirk Dallas (USA)

Sunrays in the Mist
(Estonia)

Mont Saint Michel
Jérémie Eloy (France)

About the NYC Drone Film Festival

The NYC Drone Film Festival is the world’s first 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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