Lockdown Los Angeles” — filmed by Mike Lindle, founder of Framework Films and a Montclair High School alumnus, along with Alex Kavanaugh —  was recently selected as one of the top 10 best drone films at The Peugeot Drone Film Festival.

The Peugeot Drone Film Festival was held in Frankfurt, Germany and featured filmmakers from locations including Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Ecuador, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Every two years, the festival searches for the 10 best drone films in the world. A jury of eight German actors and filmmakers awards the prize for the top film, and all films are also presented on Germany’s largest online news site Focus.de, where 23.4 million unique visitors vote for the audience award.

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