tdff – Big Drone Show

Big Drone Show 2017 is proud to present the first annual Toronto Drone Film Festival, taking place from August 1 up until the awards ceremony held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, September 27/28 in Toronto.

The Toronto Drone Film Festival aims to highlight the best in aerial cinematography, offering an international platform for filmmakers from around the world to showcase their work in front of industry professionals, the drone community and an extensive media network. Winners will be rewarded with cash prizes and giveaways from our event sponsors.

As a special offering for the inaugural Toronto Drone Film Festival, video submissions will be rewarded with a discount code for 70% off a ticket to attend Big Drone Show.

Submissions open August 1, 2017 and close September 15, 2017. The Grand Prize winner will be announced at Big Drone Show at the Toronto Drone Film Festival reception, September 27, 2017 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto.

Submissions must not exceed 120 seconds in length, consist of at least 90% drone footage and fall into one of the following categories:

  • Narrative
  • Freestyle FPV
  • Documentary/News
  • Landscape
  • Sports/Events
  • Dronie
  • Reel

Our judges.

Doug Darling

Doug Darling is the Executive Director of Tripwire Media Group, a video production company that specializes in corporate video and visual storytelling. Tripwire has been making videos for 7 years for companies all over North America, and continue to help organizations connect with their audience. See more at

Chris Noble

Chris Noble is the CEO of Sky Cinema, who specialize in pre-visualization videos for construction, architecture and real estate companies and is also the co-founder of Rusholme Productions, who’s specialty lies in entertainment. Chris and his creative teams produce compelling web series, short films and feature films. Their unique style and specialty with visual FX has lead to their work with brands such as Universal Canada, The Bay, Molson Canadian, Toronto Argos, Celebrity Cruises and Pharrell Williams. See more at


Grand prize.

$3,000 + DJI Phantom 4


Category winners.

$300 + All-Access Pass to BDS 2017

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