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Vertical Open

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VerticalOpen Userfarm is the free theme section. Those who register have the right to participate with a work whose subject can embrace the most varied themes. The maximum duration of the short film must be 10 minutes.

Vertical Woman

By Ketty Carraffa

This section includes all those works whose authors, screenwriters and directors are women. The themes dealt with must have a strong feminine look, while retaining roles and characters of a heterogeneous gender. The maximum duration of the short must be 10 minutes.

Vertical Smart

By Marco Capedri

VerticalSmart is the section dedicated to videos shot exclusively with the smartphone. The maximum duration of the short film must be 10 minutes.

Vertical Care

By Acli of Rome

Section dedicated to the social aspect of volunteering. Stories and faces of a world that reaches out to others, committing itself to building the common good with small and large gestures. Of which € 1,000 to be allocated to a social organization identified by the winner.

70% of videos uploaded to the network are vertical.

VerticalMovie is the first international vertical video competition.

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Frederik Pénot

Frederik Pénot is CEO of Userfarm, a world leader in the production of crowdsourced video content. With its community of over 100,000 video makers in 140 countries, Userfarm produces thousands of high quality, authenticity, creativity and diversity videos every year. Frederik has over 20 years of international experience in the services, audiovisual and tourism sectors. He was a director of Filmmaster Productions, of Civita Mostre and of Cinecittà Studios in Rome. Previously, Frederik was Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Costa Crociere in Genoa and Vice President of Marketing and Sales of France at Disneyland Paris. He began his career as a strategic consultant with Roland Berger Management Consultant in Paris and Munich. A graduate of ESCP Europe with the European Master in Management, Frederik speaks Italian, French, English and German. Lives in Italy for 6 years.

Marco D'Ottavio

Marketing Director of ComingSoon
Graduated in Economics and Commerce in Film Marketing, he began his career in 1998 in the marketing department of Twentieth Century Fox Italia, followed by a collaboration with Warner Bros. Pictures Italy. In the summer of 2000 he joined The Walt Disney Company Italia, where he remained until 2011 covering the role of Marketing Manager. During the film distribution journey he worked on the launch of over 250 films, dealing with all the marketing disciplines and also the Home Entertainment and Videogames area. Since 2011 he is Marketing Director of Coming Soon, a leading publisher of film promotion since 1977, with the first "vertical" site on cinema in Italy ( and applications for smartphones and tablets.

Alberto Molinari

Molinari made her debut in 1988 in the short film Un bel dì vedremo by Vito Zagarrio. In 1998 he participated in the film Simpatici & antipatici by Christian De Sica. He has played, among others, the roles of Ricky Simone in The beauty of women (2001), the major Quinto in fiction The wrong man (2005), Massimo in the miniseries Zodiaco (2008), and Achille Gandolfin in Il sangue e la rose (2008). In 2010 he has a part in Io and my son - New stories for Commissioner Vivaldi. Molinari is also a producer, screenwriter and director of short films and documentaries. In 2013 he played the alpinist Riccardo Cassin in the TV series K2 - La montagna degli italiani broadcast by Rai.

Fabio Frizzi

Composer, orchestrator and conductor, Fabio Frizzi, with over a hundred film and television scores, winner of numerous awards, has followed in the footsteps of the masters of Italian cinema. The beginning of his career was marked by the success of FANTOZZI. He worked alongside famous Italian directors, Luciano Salce, Steno, Vittorio Sindoni, Tonino Valerii, Gabriele Lavia, Bruno Corbucci, Carlo and Enrico Vanzina. A special mention deserves collaboration with the director Lucio Fulci, which lasted from 1975 to 1990, "THE BEYOND", "CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD", "I QUATTRO DELL'APOCALISSE", "SEVEN NOTES IN BLACK", "SELLA D ' SILVER". "ZOMBI 2", "MANHATTAN BABY", "NIGHTMARE CONCERT" the most popular titles. In 2003, Quentin Tarantino wanted to insert the theme of "SEVEN NOTES IN BLACK" in the soundtrack of "KILL BILL: VOL 1".

Antonio Tallura

Born in Locri (RC) and moved to Rome after high school where he joined the family of the theater graduating at the academy P. Scharoff. Debuts In Theater With G. Sepe. Lavia, Zanussi, Zeffirelli, Patroni Griffi, Calenda are some of the great directors he works with. The small screen sees him among the major Italian fiction. Enchantment, Living, Anti-Mafia Team, This is my country, and many more ... at the cinema. Last works The Handyman of V. Attanasio and The beached Tuna of M. Martinez. Still in full activity he lives and works in Rome.

Stefano Reali

Director and author
Graduated in Direction and Screenplay at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, assistant director in "C 'Era Una Volta In America" ​​by Sergio Leone, Stefano Reali was nominated for an Oscar for the short film "Exit", and today he has three feature films for the Cinema, and seventeen TV films, award-winning throughout Europe, many of them absolute listening samples, such as "Last", "The Wings of Life", "The Wrong Man", "The Scandal of the Roman Bank", "Like a Dolphin", "Angels", interpreted by actors like Raoul Bova, Sabrina Ferilli, Beppe Fiorello, Valerio Mastandrea, Giorgio Tirabassi, Nancy Brilli, Enzo Decaro, Lando Buzzanca, Vanessa Incontrada, thanks to which he has established himself as one of directors and screenwriters at the tip of Italian generalist TV.

Roberto Nepote

Rai Marketing Director
Member of the Board of Directors of Rai Sat and at the same time he was renamed Deputy Director of Rai Tre with responsibility for Day Time and Great Events. In 2002 he took on the responsibility of Deputy Vice Director of Rai Due with responsibility for the entertainment, fiction, cinema and children areas. In 2004 he was a member of the Board of Directors of Rai Net and, as Assistant to the General Manager, he defined and developed the project for the promotion of the Turin 2006 Winter Olympics. In 2007 he became a member of the European Broadcasting Union TV Committee and, in 2008, Director of Marketing & Operations of Rai Trade. From 2011 to 2016 he was the director of Rai Gold, the management that manages the Rai Movie, Rai Premium, Rai 4 and Rai World Premium channels. From 24 June 2016 he is Director of the Rai Production Center in Turin. On 29 September 2017 he was appointed president of Rai Com.

Marco Giusti

Author, film critic
Author for italian Tv RAI and film critic. He joined RAI in 1985, has made several television programs, including Blob, Blobcartoon, Overtime, The Comic Situation, Carosello, Scirocco, Pride, Phenomena, Matinée, Soirée, Cocktail of Love, Stracult and Base Luna. In 1974 he was one of the founders of Il Falcone Maltese magazine together with Teo Mora and Enrico Ghezzi. In 1996 he curated the exhibition on Carosello for the Triennale di Milano and in 2004 the retrospective Italian kings of the B's - The Secret History of Italian Cinema for the Venice Film Festival, for which he also curated the western review in 2007 Italian and in 2010 the retrospective The comic situation. Among the many essays written by him are those dedicated to the history of Carosello and the biographies of Moana Pozzi, Stanlio and Ollio, Roberto Benigni and Totò. He has collaborated with L'Espresso and Il manifesto for many years.


Film school
As a lover of Cinema, I enrolled at the Civica Scuola di Cinema in Milan. Photographer and Filmo events and I have a weakness for travel and adventure. From December 2016 I create videos to enhance beautiful places 'one hour from Milan'. In July 2017 I created one of the most viral videos of the year entitled 'The Maldives of Milan' (over 3 million views), ending on all national and international newspapers: BBC, Repubblica, Corriere, etc. Every day I create a vertical VLOG 'out of the ordinary' for my Instagram Stories. Password? Inspiration and Innovation.

Gianni Mammolotti

Photography director
At the end of the 70s, he specialized in documentaries on nature. In 1984 he took part in the 'International Steadicam Workshop' held by Garret Brown. Since 1990 Director of Photography in several TV series and fiction, including: 'La Uno Bianca', 'Ultimo', first series of 'Ris', first series of 'Squadra Antimafia', 'Karol, a man who became Pope'. Films such as 'Ilona arrives with the Rain' in competition at the 53rd Venice Film Festival, 'Arrivederci Amore Ciao'. Candidate for the David di Donatello 2018 as best Author of Photography with the film 'Malarazza'. He has won several awards and prizes related to photography.

Roberto Bosatra

Producer Zelig
AD, Bananas Media Company Srl - CEO and founder Brand Cross Srl. Producer and curator of the historical program Zelig of Mediaset, of the special of Checco Zalone and of many other television programs and theatrical performances of the Italian scene. Bananas, under the guidance of Roberto Bosatra, over the years has become a multi-faceted, creative production company with highly effective strategies, managing the management of artists, talent scouting and branded entertainment for companies.

Fioretta Mari

Born from a Florentine father and a Sicilian mother. Her career as an actress began very soon, immediately proving a child prodigy, collaborating with great theatrical and film actors such as Turi Ferro, Oreste Lionello, Vittorio Gassmann, Nino Manfredi, Ugo Tognazzi. Since 2015 she has been the artistic director of the festival for ACT Italy actors.

Federico Moccia

He is the son of Giuseppe Moccia, better known as Pipolo, a film and television screenwriter. In 1992 he wrote his first book, the novel Tre metri sopra il cielo. The novel is sold in all the countries of Europe but also in Japan and Brazil. In total, the book has sold over 2,000,000 copies positioning itself as the best-selling author in Spain in 2010 and 2011. In October 2012 Federico Moccia began shooting his new film Universitari - Much more than friends.

Marco Spoletini

Academy Awards 2020 editing member
Editor. He has worked in the cinema since 1990. In 1994 he started working with Gianluca Maria Tavarelli with "Portami via" which continues in the following films by the same author: "Un amore" (1999), "Here is not paradise" (2000), and " Free "(2002). In 1997 he was in charge of "Tre uomini e una gamba" (1997) and in 1998 of "Così è la vita" (1998) by Aldo Giovanni and Giacomo. Collaborate with Vincenzo Salemme for "Volesse il cielo!" (2001). He also edited the assembly for "Velocità Massima" (2002) by Daniele Vicari and all the films by Vincenzo Terracciano. Since 2000 with "Roman Summer", he began working diligently with the director Matteo Garrone. The happy marriage continues with "L'imbalsamatore" (2002), for which he obtains a nomination for the David di Donatello, "Primo amore" (2003), in competition at the Berlin Film Festival and Orso d'argento for the best soundtrack, and "Gomorra" (2008), in competition at the 61st Cannes Film Festival.


Verticality, curated by Alberto Gaffi

October 10 @ 15:30 - 17:30 Macro Asilo, Via Nizza 138

… even the verb “to set sail” can help us better understand our journey upwards. In fact its origin is to be asserted, derived from serpent with the pref. ad-, in the sense of wrapping itself like a snake in the anchor chain and then at the anchor itself, always upwards.

Short vertical projections in competition

October 10 @ 18:00 - 20:00 Macro Asilo, Via Nizza 138

The selected works from all four sections will be projected, VerticalOpen, VerticalWoman, VerticalSmart, VerticalDoc. The evening will be presented by Liliana Mele and Marco Capretti.

Directing Actors for the Screen – with Carl Haber

October 11 @ 16:00 - 18:30 Macro Asilo, Via Nizza 138

This masterclass is an introduction to the many aspects of the work of a good director, beginning with script analysis, the detective work in determining the heart of any scene, then finding the beats, translating those beats into direction for actors, creating floor plans, camera placement and movement and shot lists, and a few tricks in directing actors’ performances.

Short vertical projections in competition 2

October 11 @ 18:00 - 20:00 Macro Asilo, Via Nizza 138

The selected works from all four sections will be projected, VerticalOpen, VerticalWoman, VerticalSmart, VerticalDoc. The evening will be presented by Liliana Mele and Marco Capretti.

Vertical photography

October 12 @ 16:00 - 18:30 Macro Asilo, Via Nizza 138

Vertical photography

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