Christophe Lambert launches the call for movies of the International Festival Cinédrones

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Christophe Lambert launches the call for movies of the International Festival Cinédrones

Alma (Quebec, Canada), July 6th 2016 – At the official launching of the International Festival Cinédrones, an event aimed at promoting the drone industry by stimulating creativity and innovation, the Honorary President and international star Christophe Lambert launched the call for movies to enthusiasts around the world.

“The International Festival Cinédrones values the expertise of the cinematographic and audiovisual industry employing drones as creative tools. Passionate of aviation new technologies, I find it very fascinating to witness the enormous potential of drones in this industry. As Honorary President of the first Canadian edition, I invite all connoisseurs from Quebec, Canada, France and around the world to participate in the Festival by submitting your creation. I look forward to viewing your short films and I’ll be very happy to be with you in person on November 11th and 12th in Alma and be part of this important Festival”, he mentioned by way of written address during the press conference held in Alma earlier today to officially launch the Festival.

Mr. Jean-Marc E. Roy, prolific director whom many of his movies were aired and awarded both here and abroad, was also present at the press conference as president of the jury.

About the International Festival Cinédrones

Created in 2015 by Bordeaux Technowest (France), the International Festival Cinédrones is dedicated to the promotion of films incorporating aerial footage taken by drone. It aims at fostering the emergence of an innovative image sector by offering to the public a selection of the best international movies that enhance the expertise of the cinematographic and audiovisual industry employing this new technology. The Festival allows in parallel to inform users regarding drones legislation.

In parallel, the Festival allows to raise awareness to the users about the legislation and regulation concerning drone operations.

During the first edition of the Festival, which took place in Bordeaux in 2015 and where Christophe Lambert was also the Honorary President, over 300 films were collected. Nearly a hundred movies from tens of countries have already been received on the platform of the 2016 edition ahead of the official announcement.

November 11th and 12th 2016 in Alma
Open to the public, the Festival offers a day of screenings of thirty pre-selected movies lasting less than 15 minutes, in addition to different activities linked to the world of drones. The jury, composed of ten personalities from the cinematographic, cultural and journalistic spheres will proceed with the evaluation of those pre-selected short films, then with the selection of a winner for each of the following category: Fictions; Documentaries, Sports and Heritage; Video Clips; Advertisements; Corporate movies; and FPV Racing. In total, a minimum of 8 prizes will be awarded, a prize per category, the Prize of the public (voted by the audience during the award gala), and the Prize of the Web users, awarded through the online votes. Prizes will be awarded during the closing ceremony, on Saturday November 12th. The public will also have the pleasure of meeting Christophe Lambert, who will be present throughout the Festival.

“The city of Alma is extremely proud to announce this edition of the International Festival Cinédrones, in collaboration with Bordeaux Technowest. Our economic development efforts such as the creation of the Unmanned Aerial System Centre of Excellence (UAS CE) as well as the International Consortium of Aeronautical Test Sites (ICATS) have enabled us to forge strong ties with Bordeaux and the fulfilment of this international project is another example of solid cooperation between our two organizations and countries. We invite enthusiasts from all over the world to participate and to make our Festival shine around the globe”, said the Mayor of the city of Alma, Marc Asselin.

For his part, the President of Bordeaux Technowest, Mayor of Saint-Médard-en-Jalles, Vice-President of the Bordeaux Métropole and Gironde Departmental Adviser, Jacques Mangon, adds: “We are very pleased to see the Festival Cinédrones be exported to Alma, Quebec on November 11th and 12th 2016. We are convinced that this Quebec edition will be a huge success, probably even more important than what we witnessed here last year. We warmly invite all producers to come forward and send their creation to compete on the platform. We are already convinced that beautiful results will be produced from this event, and once again that drones, cinema and Quebec will rise to the challenge and further the event we launched here last year”, he said.

How to participate?
The producers interested to participate are invited to submit their movie free of charges on the online platform ( in one of the 6 following categories: Fictions, Documentaries-Sports-Heritage, Video Clips, Advertisements, Corporate movies and FPV Racing before October 10th 2016. Once on the platform, the participant freely registers, downloads his or her movie and will be confirmed in the running! To learn more about the regulation of the competition or to get more information about the event, please go to The International Festival Cinédrones is also on Facebook (festivalcinedrones) and on Twitter (@festicinedrones).

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