The 2016 edition of the New York City Drone Film Festival promises to be bigger and better than last year’s edition which also happened to be the first. 



Submissions have come in from all parts of the globe, and the films shot using only drones will be showcased across a span of 3 days starting March 4. For the uninitiated, a drone is a remote-controlled flying object, and you can mount an action camera on most of them. Capturing photos and videos using drones has gained popularity in the last couple of years, and it’s slowly becoming more than just a niche activity for the elite.

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The Drone Film Festival was conceptualized by Randy Scott Slavin last year, and the number of entries has swollen since. The number of award categories has seen a bump this time, from 9 to 11. The festival itself has transformed from a 1-day event to a 3-day extravaganza.



In the words of the founder (via the official NYCDFF website): “Just as drones have become more technically advanced and integrated into society, the NYC Drone Film Festival has experienced a year of tremendous growth, We’ve expanded from a one-night event to a three-day happening. We’re holding interactive panels and seminars highlighting the influence of drones around the world. And we’ve expanded our award categories from nine to eleven. The 2016 festival is going to be bigger and bolder in every way.”