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Here Comes the World's First International Drone Film Fest

• Wired

Scheduled for November 19, FRiFF will be the first global festival to "celebrate aerial cinema from the perspective of drones." But the festival will be more than just the stunning landscape cinematography and dronies commonly associated with aerial film—Flying Robot is making a point to highlight short films in categories that often go unnoticed. "[Flying Robot] isn't so much about the beauty of the films," event organizer Eddie Codel says. "The stories around some of the categories are just as important as the quality of the shots."

One such category is "Drones for Good," which will feature the best shorts about how unmanned aircraft are being used to help humanity and tackle global issues. Drones already have been used to help anti-poaching efforts, drop medical supplies in war zones, fight fires, and even find missing people. "These stories of good don't get much attention," says Codel. "So many people just assume the worst. With Drones for Good, I hope to offer another narrative as to why we should carefully consider drones as lawmakers start banning them everywhere."