The Evansville Museum International Drone Film Festival, Saturday, April 27, 2019, is a film competition offering a unique overview of the development in trends and techniques of drone cinematography. Now in our second year, our film festival will offer an international platform for filmmakers to exhibit their work as well as compete for an anticipated $2500 in cash prizes. Screenings of winning entries and shortlisted films will take place inside the amazing dome of the Museum’s Koch Immersive Theater & Planetarium.

Get involved as we showcase the best that aerial cinematography has to offer at our day-long even that features two separate screenings of the official selection as picked by our judges, a drone regulations workshop, a how to get started in drone videography workshop, a drone demonstration and giveaways!

Submitted films may be up to 5-minutes in length. See website for additional rules. Applications close March 22, 2019.

Our Grand Prize Awards

Best of Show Award

Best Tri-State Film Award (Indiana, Kentucky & Illinois)

Best Student Entry Award

People’s Choice Award

Our Category Awards

Land, Sky, Water, Air (Landscapes, Nature, Urban)

Extreme Video (Drone racing, Sports, Fast-Paced Videos)

Open Category (Films that Do Not Fit in Other Categories)

Festival Schedule

11:00-12:30 p.m. Public Viewing of Official Selections

1:00-2:00 p.m. Workshops

2:00-3:30 p.m. Public Viewing of Official Selections (a repeat of 11:00-12:30 pm)

4:00 p.m. Presentation of Category Winners, Best of Show, Tri-State, Student & People’s Choice Awards

Ticket Pricing

Drone Film Festival Admission is $20 (includes optional workshops & Museum admission)

Other Information

Jury Panel- Selects our official selections and chooses grand prize & category winners

  • Roger McBain – former arts editor for the Evansville Courier & Press
  • Joe Atkinson – digital multi-media specialist in residence at the University of Evansville
  • Aaron Begle – Creative Director, Hale Productions
  • Jake Embry – Chief Photographer WEVV-TV

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