PEUGEOT Germany, DJI Europe, Tuscany Resort Castelfalfi: Filming the front was yesterday - today the world is seen from above by multicopters. At least since the legendary flight of Videofilmer Jos Stiglingh through a fireworks in Miami in 2014, the drone film is considered a genre of its own. The French automaker Peugeot is promoting and strengthening people, who go new ways, and has created a unique drone film festival together with the world market leader of drones, DJI Europe and the Tuscany Resort Castelfalfi.
1Film submissions from March 15th to September 30th, 2017
From 15 March to 30 September 2017, creative filmmakers will be able to submit their films in the five categories of Landscape, Story Telling, Impress Yourself, Sports and Experimental and upload them to the popular video platforms. The requirements for the drone filmmakers: At least 50% of the footage was shot with a drone (in the category Story Telling 30%) and the films are between 90 seconds and six minutes, in the category Story Telling up to a maximum of ten minutes and in the category Experimental up to 15 minutes.
2First Selection June 23rd, 2017
First pick of a jury selection: In a first step, the jury selects the best films from each category and presents the preselection in June at the Filmfest München as part of the Peugeot Casting Night.
The send-in phase remains unaffected - filmmakers can submit their films until 30 September 2017.
3Final Selection October 30th, 2017
Presentation of the jury selection, the best films in all categories. The jury selects a "best of" from all the submissions and presents them in all categories. The participants for the Grand Final are later selected from the "Best of" selection.
4Finalists - November 1st, 2017
The jury will select in each category three finalists for the Grand Final from 24 to 26 November 2017 in Castelfalfi.
5November 2017 - METROPOLIS Award of the German Directors Guild
The final 15 contributions will be presented to the 700 directors of the Federal Association of Film and Television Directors in Germany. The presentation will take place at the ceremony of the German director's prize METROPOLIS. The German Directors Guild / Bundesverband Regie (BVR) is a professional association and an art association. It represents since 1975 the artistic interests of filmmakers in Germany. The association was founded by Helmut Dietl, Rainer Erler, Eberhard Hauff, Peter Schulze-Rohr, Michael Verhoeven, Franz-Peter Wirth and many others. The honorary presidents are Bernhard Wicki, Maximilian Schell, Eberhard Itzenplitz and Volker Schlöndorff.
6Grand Final Castelfalfi - Nov 24th to 26th
The best 15 filmmakers will get a stay at the Toscana Resort Castelfalfi, a 1100-hectare estate in Tuscany, a 5-star hotel surrounded by vineyards between Pisa and Florence, perfect for art and filmmakers, perfect for a DRONE FILM FESTIVALS without any restrictions. The professional guides will coach the finalists in a three-day film training with the world market leader of multicopters DJI and a story-telling workshop with the jury. There will be presented the winner of the PEUGEOT DRONE FILM FESTIVAL as part of a festive film presentation of all finalists on 25 November 2017.
7Grand Final Award
The winner of the PEUGEOT DRONE FILM FESTIVAL 2017 will receive a complete package for a professional drone shoot: two Peugeot Traveler large-space limousines for six weeks, an intelligent and professional DJI camera multicopter and 5,000 EUROS for the travel fund.