Australian Drone Film Festival to Premiere at Emergence

The Australian Drone Film Festival has been announced to premiere at the Emergence Creative Festival next year in Margaret River. The event is set to take place on the final night of the four-day festival, Saturday 1st April, at the Beer Farm.

The Australian Drone Film Festival (ADFF) has been established to encourage film production using only drone-mounted cameras and will premiere at Emergence Creative 2017 after holding their soft launch at Emergence earlier in the year.

With seven categories and mandatory reference to the 2017 feature item “feather” films will be made specifically for the festival and be exclusively Australian content.

ADFF Founder Peter Hudson from SunsetCine is excited for the Premiere.

“With three weeks left in the submission period, entries for the 2017 Australian Drone Film Festival are flying in. The first year of what we hope will build into the premier annual platform for short films made exclusively with drone-mounted cameras is promising to be a great one,” Hudson said.

“With 7 categories including a high school student division, we hope film makers and UAV pilots embrace the opportunity to showcase their cinematic talents. This short film festival is not just about showcasing great films, it’s about the creative process of making film using the skills of drone pilots and film makers.

“We are lucky to be partnering with the incredible Emergence Creative Festival as hosts for the 2017 ADFF Premiere. The screening will be one of the final events of this annual 4-day festival and conference featuring some of the most talented professionals in the communications, digital, music, visual arts and film industries.”

Emergence Creative Festival Director Erin Molloy said they were looking forward to premiering the new and innovative content at the festival.

“We had a great response to the soft launch of the ADFF at Emergence this year and we’re really looking forward to hosting the Premiere in 2017 at a great venue, the Beer Farm.

Emergence is about innovating, collaborating and pushing creative boundaries, so having the Australian Drone Film Festival as a part of the Emergence Creative Festival was something we felt was a natural fit. We can’t wait to see the submissions!”

Submission period for films in the 2017 Australian Drone Film Festival closes December 15, with all details on the ADFF site –