WELCOME to the
PEUGEOT DRONE FILM FESTIVAL 2018-19

The use of drones in conjunction with high-quality digital film cameras opens up completely new creative possibilities for the filmmaker at a very low cost. Together with its partners DJI and Diaoyutai Mansion Frankfurt, PEUGEOT has dedicated its own festival to this new film genre and has brought the development of this technique closer to filmmakers, creating an audience for these types of films, showing the use of state-of-the-art film technology as a gain and a new opportunity for creatives.

After a festival 2016 with great inspiration for filmmakers, a festival 2017 with more than 400 submitted films, breathtaking recordings and high-quality film art, the festival starts its third edition.

THE COMPETITION

Filmmakers and drone pilots can submit films by 1st of September 2019. The competition consists of four categories, in each category the jury chooses the best three. The jury is led by festival director Marie Bäumer, actresses Katja Riemann and Lisa Maria Potthoff, actors Simon Schwarz, Matthias Brandt and August Zirner, director and Grimme award winner Stephan Wagner. The twelve finalists will be invited to Frankfurt from 12 to 14 September 2019 to Diaoyutai Mansion Frankfurt for the grand finale.

GRAND FINAL

The grand finale of the PEUGEOT DRONE FILM FESTIVAL will take place from the 12th to the 14th of September 2019 at the new luxury hotel The Diaoyutai Mansion Frankfurt. There, the winners of the categories and the Grand Prix of all submissions will be announced by the jury. All finalists will also receive a three-day intensive and creative training with drone specialists from DJI, the jury and Marie Bäumer.

PEUGEOT DRONE FILM FESTIVAL AWARD

The Grand Prix of the PEUGEOT DRONE FILM FESTIVAL is a six-week drone filming event - free of choice: the winner will get for six weeks two free PEUGEOT travelers including running costs, a DJI drone with extensive equipment and EURO 5,000 for travel costs.

AUDIENCE AWARD by FOCUS ONLINE

With 23.5 million unique visitors, FOCUS ONLINE is one of the largest online news portals in Germany. A selection of the 50 best submissions will be presented to readers on Focus.de. From these competition entries the readers of FOCUS ONLINE select the Audience Award. The FOCUS ONLINE DRONE AWARD will be awarded together with the PEUGEOT DRONE FILM FESTIVAL prize at the grand finale on September 13th.

THE INITIATORS

Three brands with a world-wide reputation, each one unique in its kind. PEUGEOT, the second largest automotive manufacturer in Europe with a 125-year history. DJI, world market leader for drones and highly innovative manufacturer of camera-gimbals. The Diaoyutai Mansion Frankfurt, the new and impressive luxury hotel in Frankfurt.

About PEUGEOT DRONE FILM FESTIVAL

Drone filming changes the cinematic view of things, changes the visual form of narrative, unites technology and aesthetics in a unique way. We would like to give filmmakers, artists and freaks the forum on which they can present their experience in "Drone Filming" to a large audience: the PEUGEOT DRONE FILM FESTIVAL.