Southern California Drone Film Festival

Highlighting the best of aerial visual content

California beach pier

About The Festival

Started in 2020, the Southern California Drone Film Festival celebrates the best of drone cinematography, photography, and content creation. The International festival allows filmmakers, photographers, 360-video makers, and content creators from all over to showcase their work to the world.

The Festival is held in conjunction with the FAA’s Droning On event, showcasing education and training of drones.

More info about the Droning On Event here

Our Commitment

We are committed to supporting and celebrating creative, inspiring, and compelling content as well as all visionaries, and everything drone!

Welcome to Orange County!

The two-day event will be at Fullerton TSU in Fullerton, California. Located in north Orange County, not far from the “Happiest Place on Earth.” So, come make a weekend of it!

TSU Conference Center
800 North State College Boulevard
Fullerton, CA 92831






Fullerton Marriott

2701 Nutwood Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831

(714) 738-7300
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2932 Nutwood Ave,

Fullerton, CA 92831

(714) 579-7400

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Our Partners

Women and Drones
Fullerton Drone Lab
Local 600
Rotor Riot

Schedule of Events


Festival Day

9 – 9:25 a.m. – Welcome
9:30 – 10 a.m. – Drones, filmmaking, and the FAA
10:10 -11 a.m. – Drone Photography tips and tricks – Josh Friedman (One Zero Media) and Jeff Gritchen (SoCal News Group)
11:10- 12 p.m. – Elements of drone filmmaking by Lightcraft Productions
12-1 p.m. – Lunch – Food Trucks
1-1:50 p.m. – Effective aerial camera operations – Beverly Hills Aerials
2-2:50 p.m. – Film production and putting it all togetherWild Rabbit Productions.
3-4 p.m. Drone Demonstrations. – Skydio, DJI, Autel


Awards Ceremony

5 – 6 p.m. Social /Welcome

6 – 8 p.m. Awards Presentation

A look at the 2023 festival

Check out the interviews and industry panels from the 2021 virtual festival.