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A Film Fest For Drones!

San Francisco is about to host the Flying Robot Int'l Film Fest that focuses on drones and aerial cinematography
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It’s amazing what you can do with drones.

You'll see breath-taking views and a different perspective that you’d probably get if you’re skydiving or free-falling from 10,000 feet above the ground. 

Now, organizers have collaborated in creating a film fest that recognizes drones, and the cinematic output they can bring out.  

San Francisco will be hosting the Flying Robot International Film Festival; the first global film fest that aims to commemorate aerial film from the viewpoint of drones. 

Following from the success of the NYC Drone Film Fest held last March, San Francisco will be hosting the upcoming Flying Robot International Film Festival; first global film fest that aims to commemorate aerial film from the viewpoint of drones. It would be promoting high-feat landscape cinematography through feature and short films that are not showcased as much. 

It was reported by Business First that the film fest will be presenting six various categories: Cinematic, Aerial Sports, I Made That!, LOL WTF, Student Films, and Drone for Good.  

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Drones need to be identified not just as mere photo or video-taking accessories. Codel aims to show how unmanned aircrafts do help in tracking pressing global issues, and benefiting mankind.

The category “Drone For Good” is something that Eddie Codel, FRiFF event organizer, wants to call attention to. In his statement with Wired, he emphasizes that drones need to be identified not just mere camera accessories, but means to uplift society.

He notes how drones have expanded into the field of being medical supply carriers for war or fight zones, agents of anti-poaching campaigns, and locating missing people. Codel says that this category aims to show how unmanned aircrafts do help in tracking pressing global issues, and benefiting mankind. 

Despite the dangers that law enforces believe drones are capable of, Cobel wants Drone For Good to show the positive potential the use of drones have. 

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The stories around some of the categories are just as important as the quality of the shots - Eddie Cobel

What's also cool about this film fest is that it shows how drones can literally go heights and record things you won't get from other devices, unless they have wings or something. The event also becomes a medium for drone or film fanatics to have a shared experience. You get the chance to play your film, and have an audience engaged with your work.  

Flying robot film fest logo.jpegFRiFF are accepting submissions starting September 15, at the rate of $5 (though students will be exempted from that). They're also keeping admission rates at an afforadable price of $10. 

It will be on November 19, and will be held at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco's Mission District; famous for being the longest continuously operated cinema in the States.

While waiting for that, let's take the time to enjoy these drone-shot fireworks!  

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