Rules & Regulations – Big Drone Show
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Rules & Regulations

  1. Entries must be submitted by September 15, 2017.
  2. Entries should be 120 seconds or less in length and at least 50% drone footage. Any submissions not at least 50% drone footage will be automatically disqualified.
  3. Entrants must submit their films through a Vimeo or YouTube link. Any other form of submission will not be accepted.
  4. Entries must identify the category it is being entered in. One category per film. The Grand Prize winner will be drawn from category winners. You may enter multiple films in different categories.
  5. Each entry should have a title slide identifying the filmmaker, UAV pilot, and type of equipment used.
  6. If selected to screen at Toronto Drone Film Festival, presenting filmmakers will be required to submit their film for use at the festival via Dropbox. These must be received no later than September 24, 2017.
  7. Exceptions to the festival regulations must be authorized by one of the Festival Co-Directors.

By entering your film for consideration for the 2017 Toronto Drone Film Festival, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. Entry into the Festival constitutes permission to exhibit your work at the 2017 Toronto Drone Film Festival.

The Toronto Drone Film Festival reserves the right to use excerpts of the film for promotional purposes only, including but not limited to broadcast on TV or the internet.

The person submitting the Film (hereafter called the “Applicant”) acknowledges that he or she has obtained consent from any and all owners, creators, writers, actors, producers and/or other authorized representatives of the Film whose consent is required to submit the Film to the Festival.

It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to secure authorization and permission from the copyright owner(s) of all copyrighted content or materials included within the submitted Film. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to secure authorization and permission from the owner(s) of all trademarked content and materials included within the submitted Film. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to secure authorization and permission from the governing aviation authority to conduct legal flights in accordance with regional regulations. The Applicant accepts full legal responsibility for any footage captured outside of such authorization and permission. The Toronto Drone Film Festival in no way endorses illegal operation of unmanned aircraft for this festival.

Festival organizers reserve the right to make exception to any of the rules at their discretion.

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