This year’s New York City Drone Film Festival saw talented aerial photographers from all over the world enter their best work in an effort to win prestigious awards in one of eleven categories. As you might imagine, the winning lineup is an eclectic mixture, including everything from stunning landscapes in Finland to a drone Star Wars short film.
The festival took place across March 18th and 19th. We’ve put together the winning entries for your convenience. Enjoy.
X-FACTOR & BEST IN SHOW
Mixed Motion Project – Ilko Iliev and Marin Kafedjiiski (Bulgaria)
This aerial view of Parkour/freerunning won over the judges for its creativity and videography.
#NoDAPL: Drones Monitor North Dakota Police – AJ+ (USA)
This documentary featured the use of drones during protests against the North Dakota pipeline.
Drone Star Wars – Corridor Digital (USA)
We featured this video last year. Nostalgic viewing for any Star Wars fan.
Australia – Wild Pacific Media (Australia)
Amazing aerial views from down under.
Cala d’en Serra – Drone Parkour – Giles Campbell Longley and Kie Willis (United Kingdom)
More free running – Don’t try this at home.
Fresh Squeeze – Robert McIntosh (USA)
Classy FPV flying.
Byzantine – Joris Favraud (France)
Drone real estate video taken to another level…
Drone Cake Baking – Lucas Zanotto (Norway)
Drone baking… why not? But seriously, this is great.
Family Island – Florian Fischer (Germany)
Put down your selfie stick. You will never beat this. Never.
KopterCam 2017 Showreel – Koptercam (Finland)
Wow. The kind of highlight reel we all aspire to.
Sea and Salt – Wellington Rodrigues (Germany)
We’re not sure how this was done, but wow.
What a list.
Do you have a favorite entry from the New York Drone Film Festival list of winners? Let us know yours in the comments below. And bring on 2018!