New York City Drone Film Festival Winners

The New York City Drone Film Festival (#NYCDFF) is the world’s first event dedicated exclusively to the art of drone cinematography.

New York City Drone Film Festival

The first New York City Drone Film Festival had more than 150 submissions from 19 countries, so the second #NYCDFF evolved into a three-day event featuring interactive panels, a red carpet screening of the nominated films, an award ceremony, and a “Day of Drones” that included drone battling and drone racing.

With over 350 film submissions from 45 countries, it must have been tough to pick the best of the best for #NYCDFF 2016.

From dronies and freestyle FPV to documentaries and coreagraphed dance routines by Cirque Du Soliel, this film festival had the full spectrum of drone film styles on display.

After watching the winners though, it looks like they did a great job of showcasing what drones are capable of.


NARRATIVE – The Smallest Empire by Corridor Digital

TECHNICAL – Art Of Shades “All Away” by Pascal Anquetil & Colin Solal Cardo

ARCHITECTURE – Greystone Rising by Jody Johnson (GlidebyJJ)

DRONIE – The Shark Drone by Behind The Mask

FEATURING DRONES – Sparked: A Live Interaction Between Humans and Quadcopters by Cirque Du SolielETH Zurich & Verity Studios

FREESTYLE FPV – Abandonado by Carlos Puertolas (Charpu)

LANDSCAPE – Wild Scotland by John Duncan

NEWS & DOCUMENTARY – Hidden Worlds: Son Doong Cave by Good Morning America

SHOWREEL – Skynamic by Skynamic

X-FACTOR – Dance Crazy by Wild Rabbit Productions

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD – Dronie Proposal by Tarsicio Sanudo

EXTREME SPORTS & BEST IN SHOW – Afterglow: Lightsuit Segment by Sweetgrass Productions

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