DJI CAMPUS STORIES

DJI Campus Stories is a U.S. university-based short film competition with three entry categories and four genres. It challenges students to unleash their creativity, while offering valuable DJI drones, cameras, and more as prizes. Click “Be Inspired” to explore our past DJI Stories!

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BASIC RULES/INTRO

Prizes include some of DJI’s industry-leading filmmaking products including Phantom 4 drones, a Ronin MX stabilizer and Osmo smart cameras. For more details on the competition’s rules and regulations, click here.

KEY RULES

PRIZE DESCRIPTION & ENTRY REQUIREMENT

Learn more about the prizes:

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

ROUND 1

PAST FILM WORKS
DIRECTOR’S TREATMENT:
(Click to download example and template)

ROUND 2

USE OF THE OSMO MOBILE FOR FILMING AND A ONE-MINUTE BEHIND THE SCENES CLIP

ROUND 1

PAST FILM WORKS
DIRECTOR’S TREATMENT:
(Click to download example and template)

ROUND 2

USE OF THE RONIN M/MX FOR FILMING AND A ONE-MINUTE BEHIND THE SCENES CLIP

*CATEGORY C CONTESTANTS DO NOT NEED TO SUBMIT ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE TEAM APPLICATION AND FINAL SUBMISSION TO COMPETE IN DJI CAMPUS STORIES.

PRIZE DESCRIPTION

GRAND PRIZE:

PHANTOM 4

OSMO + 2 EXTRA BATTERIES

GIFT BAG FOR EVERY TEAM MEMBER (UP TO 5)

GRAND PRIZE:

PHANTOM 4 + RONIN-MX

GIFT BAG FOR EVERY TEAM MEMBER (UP TO 5)

GRAND PRIZE:

OSMO + 2 EXTRA BATTERIES

+ SPORTS ACCESSORY KIT

GIFT BAG FOR EVERY TEAM MEMBER (UP TO 5)

JUDGES AND SPONSORS

Your submissions will be evaluated by the DJI Video Production Team, as well as our filmmaking content partners. Furthermore, DJI Campus Stories would not be possible without the support of the competition's other sponsors. View the judging rubric, learn more about the judging panel, and the competition's sponsors:

Influencers on the Judging Panel:

  • Tom Antos
    Creative Director | Tom Antos Films

    17 years of experience in CGI and classical animation.

    Awards include Telly, Promax BDA, and Worldfest Gold Remi.

    Project experiences include DIY projects to Hollywood productions like “Bait” and “Everyone’s Hero”.

    Tom’s passion is helping filmmakers through his tutorials on YouTube, which reach an audience of 260,000 + subscribers and have been seen over 95 million times. These tutorials have also been featured in Mogul’s Awesome Director Project.

  • Mike Bishop
    Creative Director | MikeBishop.tv

    21 years of experience in motion pictures and film production since graduating from BCIT.

    Awards from The Reels Festival, UK Dronefest Film Festival among others.

    Project experiences include video production with Nike, Burton Snowboards, Quiksilver, and Patagonia among others.

    Mike’s passion lies in traveling the world and raising the bar for the emerging drone imaging industry. As a multi-award winning filmmaker, Mike Bishop is one of the most sought after names in the action sports and lifestyle industries.

  • Cherish Chen
    Creative Producer | RocketJump Film School

    7 years of experience on sets of corporate commercials, independent features, and big-budget studio films since graduating from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.

    Marketing experiences include “Mad Max: Fury Road”, “Maleficent”, “Godzilla”, and “The Hobbit” among others.

    Cherish's passion is creating great content through the RocketJump Film School, which is an offshoot of RocketJump who has over 7.8 Million YouTube subscribers. She hopes that RocketJump Film School will become a formative part of both our and future generation's growth as storytellers and leaders.

Competition Sponsors

RocketJump

Founded in 2010, RocketJump is a unique hybrid studio/production company that, at its core, strives to bring its viewers fun, genuine, entertainment. RocketJump has produced TV shows, feature films, short films, live streams, tutorials, and everything in-between. True to its humble beginnings, RocketJump today maintains a tight-knit YouTube community of over 7.7 million subscribers and boasts more than 1.3 billion total video views.

FILMIC

FiLMiC is the company behing the FiLMiC Pro, an award winning video camera app that gives you full manual control over your iOS and Android device camera. With variable frame rates, individual focus and exposure controls, an audio meter variable resolutions and much more, FiLMiC Pro has become the default mobile camera for pros and enthusiasts the world over.

DRAMA

The dramatic theme encompasses many genres of short film including comedy and melodrama, among others.

DOCUMENTARY

The documentary theme follows a non-fictional subject with the aim of depicting realism for viewers.

BIOGRAPHICAL

The biographical theme allows a factual exploration of the person of interest.

ACTION

The action theme challenges teams to showcase a series of action sequences that come together to tell a compelling story.

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FAQ

Learn more about the FAQ:

  • Is the competition free?

    Yes the competition is free to compete in.

  • Do we get to keep the filming equipment?

    No, the equipment is on loan for the period of filming, to be returned after filming is completed.

  • Are filming expenses reimbursed?

    No, filming expenses won't be reimbursed, but DJI will cover the round trip shipping cost for equipments for Category A & B.

  • What if we run into technical difficulties when filming?

    We offer technical support for entrants of Category A and B. Please contact campus@dji.com for assistance and we will respond ASAP.

  • How are the prizes decided?

    Grand prizes are decided by a panel of judges comprised of professional DJI filmmakers and DJI content partners. Popularity prizes are decided by a public voting system on our website under the ‘Gallery’ page.

  • Are there any limitations to the content I can include in my film?

    You may not use material that is copyrighted to a third party, unless with prior approval. In addition, material that is defamatory, obscene, plagiarized, or otherwise deemed unsuitable, may not be used.

  • Can I use a film I’ve been working on before?

    A previous work may not be submitted for any entry categories, however it can be used as part of the portfolio required for entry into categories A & B.

  • If I am selected, will DJI own the rights to my work?

    DJI will have the rights to use entrants’ works in promotional material. For additional information, please check the competition’s terms and conditions.

  • Do I have to use DJI equipment?

    If you are competing in categories A and B and are selected to advance, you will be using DJI’s Osmo Mobile and Ronin M/MX. However, if you prefer to use your own equipment, category C has no equipment restrictions.

  • What is the maximum file size I can upload?

    1GB

  • How long should the film length be?

    The completed film must be between three to five minutes in length, not shorter or longer. An extra minute is allowed but is reserved for the closing credits only.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at campus@dji.com