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The #NYCDFF is the world's first event exclusively dedicated to celebrating the art of drone cinematography. 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 community. 

The #NYCDFF has experienced rapid growth since its inception in 2014, counting companies like GE, NBC News, Adobe and DJI  as headline sponsors.  In 2016 the second annual #NYCDFF was a 3-day event including a dynamic slate of interactive panels and a "Day of Drones"hosted at the Liberty Science Center which included drone battling and FPV drone racing.  The event sold out in 6 hours, received 350 film submissions from 45 countries, saw 5,000+ people in attendance over the festival weekend and earned over 350 million media impressions worldwide. 

Our team is already hard at work to make the #NYCDFF 3 the best one yet. We have our work cut out for us. 

2016 #NYCDFF WINNERS

The New York City Drone Film Festival's mission is to help progress the art of aerial cinematography using drones. Thanks to all the amazing submissions we received for the 2016 festival we have had a very successful sophomore year.  Congratulations to the #NYCDFF 2016 winners! 

2016 #NYCDFF STILL PHOTOGRAPHY WINNER: Al Marmoum Camel Racing by Shoayb Khattab 

2016 #NYCDFF STILL PHOTOGRAPHY WINNER:

Al Marmoum Camel Racing by Shoayb Khattab 

THANKS TO OUR 2016 #NYCDFF SPONSORS

PRESENTING SPONSOR

LEADERSHIP SPONSORS

#NYCDFF WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR PARTNERS

PLATINUM SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSORS

MEDIA SPONSORS

FRIENDS OF THE #NYCDFF

2016 NYCDFF JURY

This years jury consists of exceptional humans from a variety of disciplines in art, media, and technology.

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#NYCDFF 2015 WINNING FILMS

CORRIDOR DIGITAL/ TAYLOR CHIEN/ DRONEFLY

JEFFREY BRINK & BRIAN STREEM

BY PHILIP BLOOM

FLORIAN FISHER & MICHAEL KUGLER 

OK GO

ROBERT MCINTOSH

DRONE PILOT: DANIELL ASHBY

TARCISIO SAÑUDO