Schedule

InAir.Amsterdam is an innovative Film Festival, with a drone film competition and a program of speakers and experiences. The audience gets the chance to see the latest innovations in film and a futuristic display of drone applications. It’s the promise of a jaw-dropping experience in monumental VondelCS. All situated in the heart of Amsterdam.

Studio B - DroneTalks & demo's

These talks are about drones that contribute in a positive way to solutions to social problems. What can they do and what can we expect in the near future? You will literally see the drones fly and hear stories about drones that exceed your imagination. Moderated by Martijn Dijkstra.

  • 14:10 - 14:30
  • Blue Jay Eindhoven

  • There is even a future for drones in healthcare! Student team Blue Jay from the Eindhoven University of Technology is developing an autonomous, interactive drone capable of providing first aid in different indoor environments and serve as an assistant for nurses and healthcare practitioners. The drone should be able to monitor vital signs and emergencies and bring the appropriate first-aid tools when it detects that something is wrong.
    Student team Blue Jay - Eindhoven University of Technology
  • 14:35 - 14:55
  • Insect drone swarms for the good

  • Guido de Croon of the Micro Aerial Vehicle lab at TU Delft makes the most beautiful insect-like drones. These small autonomous flying drones are used to fly autonomously in swarms. These drones can be used to make the food supply more efficient, so that we can fill more mouths in the future. But they can also be used for the detection of refugees or to assist the fire department.
    Guido de Croon - Micro Aerial Vehicle lab, TU Delft
  • 15.00 - 15:20
  • Shift - a drone VR art project

  • From a site-specific setting at VondelCS, those attending move to unknown destinations. A shift to another environment, inducing a challenge to the perception of time and space. How to achieve this is to be investigated in the week before the inAir festival, while LIFT is residing at the ‘Torenkamer’ of VondelCS with the aim of developing a VR drone project. There will be zero option for leaving the building by drone! During this compact period, the art of transition will be explored at depth
    Eva Gonggrijp and Lodewijk Luijt | LIFT
  • 15.25 - 15:45
  • The drone workforce of the future

  • There will be many drone jobs in the future. Drones will play an important role in many organizations and jobs, but who will fly these drones? Who will plan the logistics for the drones? Who will program them? Who will repair them? An entire drone industry is being built up at the moment. In addition, many companies are implementing drone technology. We will need a lot of people in the drone industry and Ivo van Oosterhout is preparing this drone workforce of the future.
    Ivo van Oosterhout, director MBO college Airport at the ROC of Amsterdam
  • 15:50 - 16:10
  • Drones to rescue lives

  • Drones are increasingly being used by the first responders, such as the fire brigade, police and defense. DRONExpert develops innovative drone applications so that lives can be saved. Not only from victims of disasters, but also from the emergency services. From drones to trace victims to drones that can see through walls, it looks like science fiction, but it is already happening.
    Roger Borre and Rob Tiebie - DRONExpert
  • 16:15 - 16:35
  • Drones to protect African Wildlife

  • Our company Avy is driven by the belief that drones can be used to make our world a better place to live in. We work with several wildlife parks in Africa to support wildlife conservation efforts, as well as preventing poaching activities. Drones and the surveillance services that they can deliver can make a great contribution to saving the rhino, whose numbers have declined rapidly over the last 100 years. In this talk, Patrique Zaman and Maarten Cuijpers of Avy will tell you all about our wildlife conservation activities, as well as other do-good applications for drones that we believe in and strive for!
    Patrique Zaman and Maarten Cuijpers - Avy
  • 16:40 - 17:00
  • Future of the Camera man

  • NWO Veni winner of 2017 Javier Alonso-Mora, TU Delft, takes us into the future of drone filming. Together with MIT and ETH Zurich, he has developed an algorithm that allows indoor and outdoor autonomous filming by drones. Is this the end of the cameraman or is the cameraman of the future a drone operator?
    Javier Alonso Mora and Dominik Honegger - TU Delft and ETH Zurich
  • 17:05 - 17:25
  • Insect drone swarms for the good

  • Guido de Croon of the Micro Aerial Vehicle lab at TU Delft makes the most beautiful insect-like drones. These small autonomous flying drones are used to fly autonomously in swarms. These drones can be used to make the food supply more efficient, so that we can fill more mouths in the future. But they can also be used for the detection of refugees or to assist the fire department.
    Guido de Croon - Micro Aerial Vehicle lab, TU Delft

Studio A

InAir.Amsterdam screenings of the best submissions worldwide.

Franse Kamer - Mini Masterclasses

Everything you need to know about drone filming

  • 14:00 - 14:30
  • Legislation and regulations of drone filming

  • Where are you allowed to film with drones in the Netherlands? Which diplomas do you need? What about the regulations and what will change soon? How does it work abroad? The workshop is interactive.
    Joost Vreeken - Netherlands Aerospace Center, NLR
  • 14:40 - 15:25
  • Drones start-up masterclass for media professionals

  • The basics of everything you need to know when you want to start with drone filming. Which drones are suitable for which purposes? Which drones can best be used for advertising films, cinema films and YouTube films? We show different drones and explain what you should pay attention to when you start working with drones. The workshop is interactive and meant for media makers.
    Hans Bracke, Navid Tansaz, en Parcival Hofland - Dutch Drone Academy
  • 15:35 - 16:20
  • Close range aerial filming clinic

  • What are the do’s and don’ts when you want to make beautiful film images with the help of drones? How do you get the most beautiful shots? With which drones and cameras can you fly the best depending on the movie you want to make? We will share experiences what it is like to fly with a camera. The workshop is interactive and meant for media makers.
    Hans Bracke, Navid Tansaz, en Parcival Hofland - Dutch Drone Academy
  • 16:30 - 17:00
  • Do drones and 360 technologies make a better story?

  • There are many examples of techniques that, sometimes temporarily, were embraced but did not bring more than a trick. It is important to use every technique available to tell the story better. This also applies to the use of drones. How do you not fall into the trap of new technology, where does the story begin and how are you going to tell it? New technology is not sacred. It becomes even more difficult if you want to combine drone and 360 or VR-like techniques. Then we step into a whole new environment that places extreme demands on the narrative, but also on directing, on sound and on editing. New technology changes filmmaking; but does it also change storytelling?
    Philippe Tammes , Seymour Films

Gispen Kamer - ScriptAcademy

  • 14:30 - 16:30
  • Storytelling with drones - Sold out

  • Bertram and Dennis Bots
    ScriptAcademy
    Sold out

Wintertuin 2 - Drone simulators

Try flying a drone yourself!

MediaBar - Drone expo

The newest camera drones, indoor drones, drones for good and innovative swarm drones will be exhibited.

MediaCafe - Exposition Peter van Haastrecht

Peter van Haastrecht started as a photographer with photographs of birds and nature. But about a year ago he started taking pictures from the air. Beautiful drone pictures of Dutch landscapes are the result. “Photography is like therapy for me, just relax and get away from it all. I shoot my photos in the early morning, with nobody else around, just the whistling of the birds and nothing else.”