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Canada’s biggest drone event, The Big Drone Show (BDS17), a conference and trade fair for enthusiasts and professionals featuring all things drone and UAV, hits the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this September 27th and 28th, 2017 and will be hosted by drone technology company, The Sky Guys Ltd.

The event also features a film contest, the 1st Annual Toronto Drone Film Festival (TDFF).

“As part of the Big Drone Show, the TDFF aims to highlight the best in aerial cinematography,” said Adam Sax, President and CEO of The Sky Guys. “We are offering an international platform for filmmakers from around the world to showcase their work in front of industry professionals, the drone community and an extensive media network.”


So if you have a drone that shoots video and a dose or more of creativity then you might be thrilled to know that up for grabs is a prize pool of over $5,000 and a brand new DJI Phantom 4, one of our Family Tech Gift picks here at Canoe Tech Blog for the last holiday season.

Your creation can be up to but must not exceed 2 minutes (120 seconds) of which 90% of the content must be drone footage. Content must fall into one of these categories: Narrative, Freestyle FPV, Documentary/New, Landscape, Reel, Sports/Events or Dronie (Selfie).

You can start shooting right now. Submissions can be made anytime and will be accepted until September 15th, 2017 with the winner being announced at the festival’s reception. As a special offering for this inaugural event, the organizers are offering a 70% discount on ticket prices for the Big Drone Show for those who submit videos.

For Everyone

For more than filmmakers, the conference will explore how drones and this kind of unmanned technology aims to change and impact many aspects of our lives and across a wide-range of businesses and industries and more. It’s expected to feature over 40 speakers and over 100 companies and 20 industries will be represented. Whether you’re a UAV expert, industry professional, government or policy maker, entrepreneur, student or just curious, there will be something of interest for everyone.