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Submit Your Short Film to the D.C. Drone Film Festival

A highlight of the National Drone Show, the D.C. Drone Film Festival will celebrate the visionary work of drone videographers from across the country and around the world.

Nothing is more imaginative and experimental than creating videos using your unmanned aircraft system. Share your work with fellow pilots, producers, equipment manufacturers, drone enthusiasts, and the 7,000 video, broadcast and AV professionals attending the National Drone Show and Government Video Expo.

Submit your projects to the DC Drone Film Festival, produced by the National Drone Show and NewBay Media, held December 7-8 in Washington, D.C.

Submissions should not exceed five minutes in length (or one minute in the Shorts category) and should consist of at least 50% drone footage.

Submit in any (or all) of the six categories: Narrative; Nature; Sports; Architecture; Corporate/Industrial/Business; and Shorts. The festival is open to content filmed anywhere on the globe.

Share your passion for combining the power of drones with the power of visual storytelling! Submissions are open now.

Awards & Prizes

Winners will receive a $250 cash prize in each category and winning videos will be screened throughout the 2016 National Drone Show in December.

The winners will also receive recognition across the NewBay Broadcast & Video network of sites, and will be screened on both the Creative Planet network of sites and the Government Video website. Other prizes TBD.

Rules & Terms

Submissions should not exceed five minutes in length (or one minute in the Shorts category) and should consist of at least 50% drone footage.

Submit in any (or all) of the six categories: Narrative; Nature; Sports; Architecture; Corporate/Industrial/Business; and Shorts. The festival is open to content filmed anywhere on the globe.

Entries will be evaluated on originality, technical expertise and cinematography/visuals.

Winning entries in each category will be screened at the DC Drone Festival, and will also be featured online across NewBay Media’s network of broadcast and video sites. Entering this festival acknowledges that material will be used for these purposes.

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