Cirque du Soleil, National Geographic top list of NYC Drone Film Festival nominees

Nominations for the 2nd Annual New York City Drone Film Festival,coming March 4-6, are out.

Out of 330 submissions from 45 countries, the nominees have been whittled down to include Cirque du Soleil’s Sparked, National Geographic’s Lava Chaser, Corridor Digital’s The Smallest Empire, Jordan Rubin’s The Drone and the NBC News coverage of the Nepal Earthquake.

“The quantity and quality of this year’s submissions is outstanding,” said festival founder and director Randy Scott Slavin.

The judges will include Renee Lusano, Eric Cheng and Yahoo Tech founder David Pogue, presenting awards in 14 categories including Best Narrative Film, Best News/Documentary Film, Best Extreme Sports Film and Best Dronie, a selfie taken with a drone.

Here is a complete list of nominees:

NARRATIVE
 
E.T. Drone Home 
Taylor Chien (USA)
 
The Smallest Empire
Sam Gorski, Corridor Digital (USA)
 
Call to the Wild
George Bruce Wilson (USA)
 
Nostalgia
Tim Sessler, Michael Marantz and Drew English (USA)
 
X-FACTOR
 
Dance Crazy
Katee Laine and Drew Roberts (USA) 
 
Satlapse
Jamie Brightmore (United Kingdom)
 
Chromaticity
Paul Trillo (USA)
 
A Man with a Rake
Jehan-Benjamin Tarain (France)
 
 
LANDSCAPE
 
Into the West
Mike Bishop (Canada)
 
Ghent in 2 Minutes
Michael Tiger and Michel Blanckaert (Belgium) 
 
Roadtrip: New Mexico
Joe Pickard and Corey Eisenstein (USA) 
 
Wild Scotland
John Duncan (United Kingdom)
 
 
EXTREME SPORTS
 
Acrophobia: I’m Afraid of Heights
Philippe Woodtli (Switzerland)
 
The Wind
Karim Iliya (USA)
 
AfterGlow: Lightsuit Segment
Nick Waggoner and Mike Brown (USA) 
 
Teahupo’o Du Ciel
Eric Sterman, Brent Bielmann and Surfing Magazine (USA)
 
 
TECHNICAL 
 
Flying Through Dresden
Stefan Mueller (Germany)
 
All Away
Colin Solal Cardo (France)
 
Rise and Shine
Robert McIntosh (USA)
 
Hello World
Asa Hammond and Tarik Abdel-Gawad (USA)
 
 
FREESTYLE/FPV
 
Dive Dive Dive
Steele Davis (USA)
 
Hawaiiballs
Chad Nowak (Australia)
 
Office Space
Jonathon Davis (USA)
 
Abandonado
Carlos Puertolas (USA)
 
 
ARCHITECTURE
 
Desert Fortress
Jeffrey Worthington (USA)
 
Greystone Rising
Jody Johnson (USA)
 
1500′ TV Tower
Todd Thorin (USA)
 
Harness the Sun
Jordan Overman (USA)
 
 
FEATURING DRONES
 
Zombie vs. Drone
Alrik Bursell (USA)
 
Sparked
Cirque du Soleil, ETH Zurich and Verity Studios (Switzerland)
 
Drone Blender
Damien Gallagher and Billy May (United Kingdom)
 
The Drone
Jordan Rubin (USA)
 
 
DRONIE
 
Dronie Proposal
Tarsicio Sañudo Suarez (Mexico)
 
Dronie Marietas
Tarsicio Sañudo Suarez (Mexico)
 
Drone in Barrel
Eric Sterman and Jamie Obrien (USA)
 
The Shark Dronie
Florian Fischer (Germany)
 
A Man, a Rake and a Drone
Jehan-Benjamin Tarain (France)
 
 
SHOWREEL
 
This Is Tilt
Tilt (Norway)
 
Skynamic Pilot Reel
Skynamic (USA)
 
Close to the Mountain
Yann Havis (France)
 
NEWS/DOCUMENTARY
 
Drones: Inside the Hidden World Live
Good Morning America (USA)
 
Nepal Earthquake
Abraham Villela/NBC News (USA)
 
Lava Chaser
Sam Cossman, Jeff Hertrick and National Geographic (USA)
 
Expedition Alaska
Brian J. Leitten (USA)
 
 
STILL PHOTOGRAPHY
 
Iceland From Above
Stefan Forster (Iceland)
 
Al Marmoum Camel Racing
Shoayb Khattab (United Arab Emirates)
 
Chicago Bean
Dirk Dallas (USA)
 
Sunrays in the Mist
(Estonia)
 
Mont Saint Michel
Jérémie Eloy (France)

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