Taking place once again at central London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts, the London Drone Film Festival is an event showcasing the very best in this emerging artistic discipline. Last year’s successful event featured the best creative films from amongst 250 submissions from 50 nations and was completely sold out. Witness the amazing results that can be achieved in this new form of aerial photography and filmmaking in the categories of Extreme Sports, Landscape Architecture and Selfie, amongst others. Competition judges include actor Javed Khan, CNN drone operator Lewis Whyld and Helicopter Girls co-founder Emma Boswell. If you’re into film and technology, you won’t want to miss this festival!
The film festival takes place at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in The Mall in central London. The nearest tube stations to the ICA are Charing Cross and Piccadilly Circus with the entrance to the ICA being located at the bottom of The Duke of York steps. To plan your trip to the event by public transport, head to the TFL website. If you’re planning to travel by bicycle, take a look at the Cycle Streets website. Keep an eye on the film festival website for updates on ticket availability, prices and the confirmed timings for the festival.
As the event was sold out last year, we would highly recommend that you keeping tabs on the film festival website and secure your tickets early. In the meantime, you can get a taste of the calibre of drone filming that you can expect by having a look at 2016’s winners here. The event will feature live screenings of the successful films, presentation of the prizes to the winners as well as talks from industry experts on the new ways that drone technology is allowing creative possibilities that did not exist beforehand. If you have an interest in drones, films or both, this is a must-attend event.
Make the most of your visit to the film festival by making sure you stay in the perfect rental accommodation for you. At Eventful Stays, you can choose to stay in townhouses, bed and breakfasts, studios, flats, apartments, houses or boats…all within easy reach of the ICA via public transport. Check out our accommodation in central London.
If you’re planning your trip to London, make sure you take time to visit the numerous places of interest in this spectacular city, including: simulate a drone by taking a trip in the London Eye and checking out the city skyline from above; gain inspiration from some of the city’s historic monuments such as St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament; and finish off your evening with a West End show.
If you’re looking for more information about this unique festival, please check out the official website where you’ll be able to find a list of all the submissions for the 2017 festival, check out the 2016 winners and find out how to purchase tickets for this year’s event.
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