What is your film festival’s mission?
For Filmmakers, Athletes, and Audiences to enjoy and explore the world or action and adventure sports from every angle imaginable.
What role does your film festival play in supporting your film’s community?
Rise of the Drones aims to unearth the very best in aerially shot BMXing, climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, skateboarding, skiing and snowboarding films, as well as BASE and wingsuit flying videos.
What is something people look forward to every year at your film festival?
Being the first global drone filmed action and adventure sports film festival, we’re providing a home for filmmakers and athletes to bring the world into their lives and their experiences. It’s a celebration of what can be achieved and explored when filmmaking combines drone aerial footage and action and adventure sports.
How long has your film festival been around?
This is the inaugural launch of the Rise Of The Drones Film Festival. We will be hosting this Festival once a year.
How did your film festival come into being?
At EpicTV, we love showcasing top quality action and adventure sports in every way imaginable. What better way to learn and be in awe of a sport then to see it from every angle. Teaming with DJI was a natural fit to showcase the best action and adventure sport films.
What do you want audiences to take away from your film festival?
It’s really quite incredible what can be achieved with drone filming. Everything from straight aerial footage to tracking shots. The unique and creative ways the filmmakers and athletes have used drones to capture new sides of their sports not only shows new ways to present their sports but allows the audience to go on a journey with them.
Anything else you’d like to tell the audience about your festival?
Even though the festival is about aerially shot footage, only 25% of the entry needs to be aerially shot so please do get your entries in before 30th of September!
Prizes for the festival totaled together are worth approximately €20,000 and these will be awarded at simultaneous VIP screenings in London and in Chamonix. These will be open to the public so keep your eye out for an invite!
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