Second Annual InterDrone Film Festival Crowns Winners

Thousands of drone builders, flyers and buyers watch winning films, vote for “People’s Choice”

Melville, New York, UNITED STATES

MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BZ Media LLC announced today the winners of the second annual InterDrone™ Film Festival, which took place September 7 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. The grand prize and a check for $5,000 for the Best Video overall went to Michael Bishop for Into the West.

"Ehang was honored to sponsor the 2nd annual InterDrone film festival, said Craig Glover, Marketing Director for Ehang USA. “There were so many great entries! The Ehang Ghostdrone 2.0 platform is perfect for beginning filmmakers across the world. With our ease of use smartphone app and 4k spherical camera anyone can get out there create a film with our product. Our industry leading 1 year No-Hassle warranty gives consumers that lift of confidence that they can be the next big aerial cinematographer without any worries! Hopefully next year we will see some entries from Ghostdrone pilots worldwide!" 

The 10 judges used their expertise in aerial cinematography to determine the best videos captured with a drone in six categories, with each category winner receiving $500. The finalists were:

Category     Winner     Director
Action Sports Moon Line Frederic Rousseau
Cityscapes City in Motion Troy Walsh
Music Chromaticity Paul Trillo
Natural Wonders Into the West  Michael Bishop
Reel Big Fly Joris Favraud
Short Film (Story) My Forest Sébastien Pins

All InterDrone Film Festival finalist videos can be viewed here:

“We had more than 320 submissions from 23 countries,” said Ted Bahr, Chairman of InterDrone. “The judges had a hard time selecting winners in each of the six categories as well as the winner overall.” David and Sarah Oneal from That Drone Show hosted the Film Festival reception and gave out the awards.

The People’s Choice award, which came with a $500 cash prize, was awarded to Frederic Rousseau for his video Moon Line in the Action Sports category.

InterDrone 2017 will be held at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from September 18-20, 2017. The InterDrone Film Festival was hosted by Film Freeway and the next contest will open in mid-May, 2017.

For information on exhibiting or event sponsorships contact Ted Bahr at or 631-421-4158 x101.

EHANG, Inc. is a technological innovation company specializing in R&D, manufacturing and sales of intelligent aerial vehicles. EHANG’s user-friendly GHOSTDRONE with intuitive app-control, AVATAR tilt mode and immersive aerial-filming experience with VR goggles bring the joy of flying to the masses.

BZ Media LLC is a 17-year-old high-tech media company producing industry-leading technical conferences and expositions and SD Times, the leading magazine for the software development industry.