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Watch: Here Are the Films That Won the 1st Annual NYC Drone Film Festival

Watch: Here Are the Films That Won the 1st Annual NYC Drone Film Festival

The winners of the 1st Annual New York City Drone Film Festival were announced live at a ceremony at the Directors Guild of America Theater on March 7, 2015. Filmmaker Randy Scott Slavin told Indiewire that he started the film festival with the intention of reducing the stigma from drones. “The festival is about the drones we use for art,” he said.

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Awards were presented in eight competitive categories, with an additional Audience Choice award voted by the audience. Check out the winning films (or clips from them) below:


Best in Show and Narrative: “Superman with a GoPro” (Corridor Digital)


Audience Choice: “Mexico City International Airport from Above” (Tarsicio Sanudo Suarez)


X-Factor: “I Won’t Let You Down” (OK GO)

Architecture: “The Fallout” (Jeff Brink and Brian Streem)

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Dronie: “Floating” (Florian Fischer and Michael Kugler)


Travel and Landscape: “Koh Yao Noi” (Philip Bloom) 


Showreel: “Cinedrones Are Awesome” (Daniell Philip Ashby)


FPV/Proximity/Technical: “MMM/Santa Monica Airlines” (Robert McIntosh)

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