PEUGEOT Germany, DJI Europe, The Diaoyutai Mansion Frankfurt: Frontal was yesterday - today the world is seen from above thanks to multicopters. At least since the legendary flight by video-maker Jos Stiglingh through a fireworks display in Miami in 2014, the drone film is considered a separate genre. The French carmaker Peugeot promotes and strengthens people who are breaking new ground under its exclusive brand name "Impress Yourself" in Germany and has therefore launched a unique drone film festival together with the world market leader of drones, DJI Europe and The Diaoyutai Mansion Frankfurt.
1Film submissions from May 15th, 2018 to February 28th, 2019
From 15 May to 28 February 2019, creative filmmakers can submit their films in four categories: Landscape, Story Telling, Sports and Experimental and upload them via the popular video platforms. The requirements for drone filmmakers: At least 50 percent of the footage was filmed with a drone (in the Story Telling category 30%) and the films are between 90 seconds to six minutes, in the story telling up to a maximum of ten minutes, category experimental 15 minutes long.
2First Selection November 2018 - METROPOLIS the German Director's Award
A "First Selection" of 50 films will be presented on the occasion of the German Director's Award METROPOLIS to the 700 directors of the Federal Association of Film and Television Directors in Germany. The Federal Association of Directing (BVR) is a professional association and artists' association. Since 1975 he has been representing, among other things, the artistic interests of filmmakers in Germany. The association was founded in 1975. Its founding members include Helmut Dietl, Rainer Erler, Eberhard Hauff, Peter Schulze-Rohr, Michael Verhoeven, Franz-Peter Wirth and many others. Honorary Presidents are Bernhard Wicki, Maximilian Schell, Eberhard Itzenplitz and Volker Schlöndorff.
The send-in phase remains unaffected - filmmakers can submit their films until 28th of February 2019.
3Final Selection 1st of April 2019
Presentation of the Jury Selection, the best films in all categories. The jury selects from all submissions a "Best of" in all categories and presents them. From the "Best of" selection the participants will be selected for the Grand Final.
4Finalists - April 15th 2019
The jury selects three finalists in each category for the Grand Final in Spring 2019.
5Grand Final The Diaoyutai Mansion Frankfurt, Germany - Spring 2019
The 15 best filmmakers will enjoy a stay at The Diaoyutai Mansion Frankfurt, the new luxury hotel of MGM DIAOYUTAI Hospitality Group, Frankfurt. In addition to the grand finale, participants will receive extensive workshops and drone training. The finalists will receive the professional guidance in a three-day film coaching with the world leader in the field of multicopters DJI and a storytelling workshop with the jury. There, the overall winner of the PEUGEOT DRONE FILM FESTIVALS will be announced in a festive film presentation of all finalists in Spring 2019.
6Grand Final Award
The winner of the PEUGEOT DRONE FILM FESTIVAL 2018-19 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.