The Leonardo Drone Film Festival

Drone Film Festival at The Leonardo Museum

 

Thank you to everyone that participated in this year’s Drone Film Fest. We look forward to another great festival in 2018. Watch this page for announcements about submission.

The inventions of nature inspired Leonardo DaVinci’s curiosity and drive to discover. For him flight was an opportunity for incredible human achievement and today there is even more excitement around the possibilities as we experiment with new technology. Since the opening of our FLIGHT exhibit a partnership between The Leo and the drone community has grown. The Leo has sponsored free flies, demos and mini quad race series. As we have developed these programs we have identified a growing need for host venues who can support the tech development in this expanding market and spaces that can provide workshops, think-tanks and screening ops. The Leo is in a position to do all this.

 

We are pleased to announce that in support of Utah’s drone filmmakers we will host SLC’s first Drone Film Festival on April 7-8th

Submissions due March 25, 2017.  (Submissions open on February 1, 2017)

 

Drone Film Festival Categories

  • Narrative- Use drone filmmaking to tell a story. Documentaries, shorts, music videos, news segments, even films that feature drones all fit in this category.

 

  • Landscape/ Architecture– There’s no lack of beautiful environments to shoot in Utah, show us your favorite places to fly.

 

  • Freestyle FPV– Picture quality is not the focus in this category it’s all about the energy of a freestyle run or the thrill of a race.

 

  • Extreme Sports– Utah is home to extreme sports enthusiasts and drone cinematography couldn’t be a better fit to capture the fun. Athlete’s share your epic moments with us whether it’s ski, snowboard, mountain biking, climbing, etc. show us how drones have changed the way you see your sport.

 

  • Still photography– This category is for photographs that will be printed and displayed in a showcase at the museum throughout February and during fest screenings. Drone films do not fit here.

 

There will be a winner in each category and a people’s choice award for overall film and photo.  Be sure to begin submitting your videos on February 3, 2017.

 

 

The Leonardo’s 1st Annual Drone Film Fest & Aerial Photography Showcase April 7th-9th 2017

April 7th 8pm-11pm 21+ Event Da Vinci’s Delights ($21 per ticket)

April 8th 11am-5pm General Admission

April 9th 11am-4pm General Admission

 

Some screenings will include Q&A with directors see guide for more info. Films are not rated.

Screenings

April 7th 2017:

Included with Art After Dark 21+ Night. See Special Events for more details.

  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
Flight Theater (main level) Freestyle FPV & Extreme Sport
  • 9:30PM-10:00PM
Android Theater (2nd floor) Landscape/Architecture & Narrative
  • 10:30PM-11:00PM
Curiosity Corner Theater (main level) Best in Show

 

April 8th 2017 :

  • 11:00AM-11:30AM
Flight Theater (main level) Freestyle FPV & Extreme Sport
  • 12:00PM-12:30PM
Android Theater (2nd floor) Landscape/Architecture & Narrative
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
Curiosity Corner Theater (main level) Best in Show
Director Q&A to follow screening
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
Flight Theater (main level) Freestyle FPV & Extreme Sport Director Q&A to follow screening
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
Android Theater (2nd floor) Landscape/Architecture & Narrative Director Q&A to follow screening
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
Curiosity Corner Theater (main level) Best in Show

 

April 9th 2017

  • 11:00AM-11:30AM
Flight Theater (main level) Freestyle FPV & Extreme Sport
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
Flight Theater (main level) Freestyle FPV & Extreme Sport
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
Curiosity Corner Theater (main level) Best in Show

Awards

April 8th 2017

12:30PM:

Atrium Stage (main level)

Best in Show Awards Ceremony to be followed by a screening featuring a director Q&A. Attend any screenings from April 7th-9th to vote for your favorite in the Audience Choice Award for Overall Best in show of the Fest. The winner will be announced Sunday April 9th.

  • Special Events
  • April 7th – 9th 2017
  • Drone Photography Showcase

Aerial Photography will be featured on the main level for the duration of the weekend. View our world from the sky and take in spacious landscapes, the monumental rock formations and the tranquil waters.

21+ Night: Art After Dark

Every first Friday of the month, we close our doors to the public and turn the entire museum into our Art After Dark event. This 21+ event features local artists and performers. During the night, visitors will have the opportunity to sip drinks, create art and be treated to live entertainment and science demos.

This month’s theme is “DA VINCI’S DELIGHTS” in celebration of our namesake’s 565th birthday. Join us for opening night of the Drone Photography Showcase. Walk the pink carpet for the full photo op experience and celebrate aerial cinematography.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email marketing@theleonardo.org