By 20 August 2019 | Categories: news


DJI and aerial photography community SkyPixel have joined forces, announcing the first short film contest today. Users of cameras and gimbal products can enter the 2019 SkyPixel Short Film contest from August 15, 2019 to October 14, 2019. The good news is that submissions from all types of creators, from hobbyists and social media users to professional videographers around the globe are being accepted.

 More specifically, the consists of three storytelling categories—‘Big Moments Start Small,’ ‘Make Your Move’ and ‘Adventure Starts With You.’ There is no restriction on the type or brand of equipment participants use, and they can submit as many videos as they wish.

Here’s the kicker: there’s total of prices up for grabs worth $48 600 (or a whopping R744 942 in our currency). As well, there’s not the usual few winners, rather there are 100 winners being selected, across categories such as Recommended Films, Best Editing, Best Story, Nominated Entries, People’s Choice Prize as well as This Week’s Most Popular, sponsored by the partner SanDisk and WD brand from Western Digital Corp. This year’s Best Short Video winners will each receive the new Ronin-SC Pro Combo, Osmo Action  as well as WD 2TB My Passport Wireless SSD.

Winning entries will also be showcased on the SkyPixel website as well as to DJI’s millions of fans and followers across its social media platforms.

More details as to what you need to do, and the three categories that the short film contest falls under, are below:

·         Big Moments Start Small: Create a video showcasing the small, lightweight design of your camera device and your best cinematic scenes. Users are recommended to include at least 10 seconds of behind-the-scenes clips of their product such as DJI Osmo Pocket or other devices.

·         Make Your Move: Create a video showcasing the stabilized footage from your device. Users are recommended to include at least 10 seconds of behind-the-scenes clips of their product such as DJI Osmo Series or other devices.

·         Adventure Starts With You: Create a short, cinematic narrative film to showcase your creative skills and visual effects. Users are recommended to include at least 10 seconds of behind-the-scenes clips of their product such as DJI Ronin Series or other devices.
*Video submissions should not be longer than three minutes in length.

The cut off date for submitting your entry is 14 October at 2am Eastern Standard time (about 8am our time). Awards will be announced at the end of October.

Interested participants can visit the 2019 SkyPixel Short Film Contest website for more information on contest rules and guidelines, or by emailing


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