International Drone Film Festival Lands in the UK



With their popularity growing massively in recent years drones have opened up a whole new world of photography & filming, for professional cinematographers and consumers alike, and now the UK has its very own drone film festival.

DRONEFEST is an international film and photography competition culminating in a one-night festival dedicated to everything drones. Organised in collaboration with RUSTA, DRONEFEST is bringing together the greatest minds in the drone industry to showcase the best that aerial cinematography has to offer.

The DRONEFEST competition will run from September to December 2015, with submissions accepted until 13th December. DRONEFEST is searching for the most innovative, creative and extraordinary aerial films and photographs captured using drones. With entry categories including everything from FPV racing & dronies to landscapes & architecture the competition has something for everyone and is open to anyone involved in the global drone industry. With entries already flying in from both amateurs and professional cinematographers, and some amazing prizes up for grabs, a panel of industry judges will be on hand to determine the stand-out entries from this year’s competition.

DRONEFEST is bringing the best in aerial cinematography to London for one night only, taking over the SkyTech 2016 Drone Expo on the 27th January 2016. The festival will see over 500 drone enthusiasts and cinematographers come together for a jam-packed evening showcasing the art of drone cinema. Screenings of shortlisted films, photography showcases, award presentations and interviews will take centre stage throughout the festival.

Want to be a part of the first drone film & photography festival in the UK? Get your tickets now before it’s too late. Find out more at


The Categories

Film Categories

Are you pushing at the boundaries of aerial filming? Our film categories are all about celebrating the amazing potential of drone cinematography.

Showreel – Want to showcase a range of your cinematography work? Show off your technical skills in our showreel category.

Lifestyle – This one is for the adventurous. Have you captured that unforgettable moment with your drone? Maybe its extreme sports, amazing people & places, FPV racing footage? Show us your awe-inspiring moments.

Wonders of the Natural World – This category is all about capturing the great outdoors. Whether its amazing open spaces, extraordinary coastal scenes or breathtaking panoramic views, showcase our changing environment through our wonders of the natural world category.

Short Feature Film – Tell us a story in 10 minutes or less.

Amateur – Are you new to drones but still have some amazing aerial footage? Enter our amateur category to make your mark on the drone industry.

Photography Categories

Have you mastered the art of drone photography? Can you tell a story through a single image? Showcase your best aerial stills through one of our photography categories.

Landscapes & Nature – Drones are perfect for capturing our relationship with nature. Whether in sunshine or cloud, at home or abroad, a familiar landscape or something we’ve never seen before, show us your best stills of the natural landscape.

People & Places – This category is dedicated to our interaction with the world around us. Whether of individuals or groups, amazing places or both, capture the perfect moment with your drone.

Architecture – Encapsulate the beauty of design and engineering in our architecture category. Whether an individual building or a broad cityscape showcase your best photographs of the built environment.

You & Your Drone – This category is all about you and your drone: Show us your “go to drone”, perhaps the perfect dronie. Maybe your photograph doesn’t fit into one of our other categories – this is where you can showcase the wild and wonderful of drone photography.

Best in Festival

Our Best in Festival Award is for the stand-out entry from this year’s competition. You can’t enter specifically for this category but everyone who enters the festival will be considered!


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