DroneUp IFF is dedicated to showing

the world’s most awe-inspiring films shot by drones




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We are constantly looking for the next drone film creation.

DroneUp is the film festival for enthusiasts and professionals alike. We crave to see what new heights you can bring to drone cinematography. We wish to unite the drone community through art, creativity, and innovation.We encourage our audiences and filmmakers to engage and exchange knowledge, passions, and ideas.

Become a part of the second edition of DroneUp International Film Festival and join filmmakers from all over the world. The best rated films will be screened in front of a multinational live audience, including filmmakers, directors and guests, in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

DroneUp presents a unique chance for us to witness unseen corners of the world, exiting shots and awe-inspiring emotions.

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About the festival

The second edition of the festival will take place in the ancient city of Plovdiv in Bulgaria on August 25th – 26th 2017. Plovdiv is named to be the European Capital of Culture in 2019!

The hosting venue for the two-day event and also our guests is the ancient Roman Stadium. Located at the heart of the city, the stadium is among the largest structures from the time of Ancient Rome on the Balkan peninsula.

In 2017 the DroneUp International Film Festival promises to go above and beyond after the great success of its first edition. More drone demos, lively discussions and workshops throughout the day to create a platform for creativity and connections are only a few things we’ve planned for you.


Excite us by submitting your unique drone film in one of the following categories.


As humans we are connected to our surroundings and this breathtaking planet. We are looking to be blown away by your view of the world from up in the air.


Cities are alive and constantly shifting. They can be noisy, a constant light show or simply quiet. We want to see your urban dream or nightmare coming to life.


Adrenaline and drones go hand in hand. Can you feel the rush through your films? Thrill us!


We all want to be on a constant vacation. Take us with you on your adventures!


Tell us a story through drone cinematography!


As the host of DroneUp, we love its culture, history and nature. Show us what makes it special to you!

Important Dates

March 1st

Early Bird film submission closes

March 2nd

Regular film submission opens

June 19th

Film submission closes

July 3rd

Screening selection & nominees announcement by Jury

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August 25 - 27th 2017
Roman Stadium
Plovdiv, Bulgaria