VerticalMovie Festival is a competition aimed for all, aimed at discovering new talents in the context of screenplay, directing and photography, to which participants are required to tell short audiovisual stories with video footage exclusively Vertical.

 

The vertical framing is a typical smartphone format and a new and modern visual manifestation of our present. VerticalMovie Festival will also have the aim to define and legitimize what has in effect become such a widespread expressive way.

 

Participants are asked to tell short audiovisual stories with the shooting mode whose framing must have one of the following vertical resolutions:

horizontal and vertical resolution
1080 x 1920 – 2160 x 3840 – 2160 x 4096

The file must be encoded in H264 and the container format must be MP4.

Audiovisuals must have a maximum duration of ten minutes and can be made with all those devices that allow a recovery with the above mentioned modes. The contest will be called on the web.

The deadline for the delivery of the works is 10 September 2019.

REGULATION

 

  • Art. 1. The festival is set up in Rome called VerticalMovie Festival: a competition of short films, aimed at identifying new talents in the field of the vertical audiovisual (format 9:16). The jury, made up of experts in the field, will evaluate the works according to the criteria of originality of the contents, of technical quality of the videos sent, and of adherence to the “vertical” philosophy of the realization, selecting finalists whose products will be projected during a four-day event that will take place in Rome.
  • Art. 2. The prize is based in Rome.
  • Art. 3. The various prizes to be won are assigned to the authors of unpublished vertical films of a maximum duration of ten minutes (excluding any credits). The authors participating must have completed eighteen years of age and can register on the website dedicated to the initiative www.verticalmovie.it through the compilation of the entry form dedicated www.verticalmovie.it/iscrizione. In case of registration by authors not yet of age, a waiver will be required to participate, signed by the parents or legal guardians of the child.
  • Art. 4. The participants in the competition must provide, at the time of their registration, their generalities, which are evidenced by an identity document (identity card or passport; In the case of minors, even identity documents of the child’s parents or legal guardians), Telephone, email, privacy Disclaimer Signed, all to be sent in digital format to the Mail on the site.
  • Art. 5. To validate the application, the author shall subscribe a letter of acceptance in which he undertakes to accept the entire regulation.
  • Art. 6. Upon receipt of the enrollment request, as soon as the conformity of that request is made to all above requirements, the participant will receive user Id and personal password with which to access the dedicated page, on which it will be able to upload the audiovisual that wants to participate in the competition.
  • Art. 7. Every single video in the competition must be accompanied by a synopsis of presentation, a poster, a trailer and a subtitling in English.
  • Art. 8. The jury of experts is joined by the audience, who will use the thumbs up on the site www.verticalmovie.it, to vote for the favourite video in the competition.
  • Art. 9. The contest is free-theme but special attention will be given to all those works that should put in particular emphasis, for, creativity and originality, the concept of “verticality” in all its meanings. Content of a violent, pornographic, racist, non-exclusional nature is excluded. The jury reserves the right to exclude, at its sole discretion, any work should present content that it deems offensive or objectionable.
  • Art. 10. The ballot will be held in the final evening of the festival.
  • Art. 11. The prizes awarded are:
  • 1. Absolute first prize as “BEST SHORT VERTICALMOVIE”, awarded by the technical jury, worth €3,500.00 + License plate;
  • 2. A second prize, technical jury, worth €1,500.00. + License plate;
  • 3. A third prize, technical jury, worth €1,000.00. + License plate;
  • There are further awards awarded by the quality Jury, without prize money:
    • BEST DIRECTOR
    • BEST SCREENPLAY
    • BEST ACTOR
    • BEST ACTRESS
    • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
    • BEST EDITING
    • BEST ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
  • 4. At the awards of the technical jury are added three awards that will be awarded by the public of the web;
  • 5. A first Prize “BEST VERTICALMOVIE SHORT ON-LINE AUDIENCE”, worth €2,500.00 + License plate;
  • 6. A second prize, vote on line, worth €1,000.00. + License plate;
  • 7. A third prize, vote on line, worth €500.00. + License plate;

With regards to the vote of the Web, the videos with the highest number of votes will be rewarded.

  • Art. 12. The winner of the first absolute prize “BEST VERTICALMOVIE SHORT” awarded by the quality jury will be invited to be part of the jury in the next edition. In any case the winners of the various cash prizes will be able to participate as competitors to the next edition without receiving any prize money.
  • Art. 13. The VerticalMovie Festival reserves the right to use every single video in competition for the duration of an entire calendar year for activities and events related to the VerticalMovie festival, a use which is completely free of charge from Part of the participants.
  • Art. 14. Amendments to this Statute may be made by the Steering Committee.
  • Art. 15. Participants, (members), at the VerticalMovie Festival competition, absolve the organizers of the VerticalMovie festival from any legal, civil and criminal liability for having used within their productions (films in competition): Music, literature and of any other nature, the copyright of which is not their property, or otherwise they are not free. It is therefore the concern of the producers/authors of the films in the competition to make sure that their productions are free from any legal constraint, since the selection committee of the VerticalMovie Festival is not required to detect such Irregularities.

Voting rules

  • Art. 1. It is up to the jury of experts to award competing works.
  • Art. 2. Voting modalities: with electrical or paper card. Each juror will have to assign his own preference.
  • Art. 3. In the event of a parity of votes after the ballot, the prizes will be awarded equally, in which case the corresponding prize in cash will be divided into equal parts between the winners.
  • Art. 4. The decision of the jury which is final, is not valid to any dispute.
  • Art. 5. The prize guarantees the anonymity of the vote.
  • Art. 6. The works received will be addressed within the sections of which the festival is composed, at the discretion of the selectors.

SECTIONS:

VerticalOpen

Open-themed section (addressed to all).

VerticalWoman

Section dedicated to women (as authors, directors and as theme) participate in the section VerticalWoman all those vertical film works whose writers, screenwriters and directors, are women. In addition, the themes treated must have a strong look at the feminine, while keeping roles within them and characters of a heterogeneous genre.

VerticalComedy

Section dedicated to comedy and humour. Vertical Film works in which clearly stands out the structure of the comedy with particular attention to the “performance” of the actors.

VerticalTrain

Section dedicated to train travel. This section will be awarded by Frecciarossa with a merit award.

VerticalDoc

Documentary and Docufiction section. Themes 2018:
  • MyItaly”. Documentaries or docufiction that explicitly highlight the major features of a country’s culture: landscape, art, history and gastronomy. It is particular about homogeneity, the close relationship between above aspects. It underlines the inseparablity between these, with the consequent demonstration of what is, less generically, that single mixture called “culture”
  • Re-cycle”. Works that tell in detail new forms of recycling and sustainability. These topics, promoted for years now, are still at the dawn of their development and in continuous phase of exploration. The section collects those films that document and are witnesses of original ideas about this delicate and increasingly urgent question.

Vertical2K

Open-themed section aimed at births from the year 2000 onwards (from 8 to 18 years old) free Film works whose cast, from the protagonists to the extras, is exclusively composed of children and adolescents aged between eight and eighteen years old. This section places the gaze on those “delicate” ages in which characters and personalities are forged, which are mainly carriers of unprecedented behaviours and innovative ideas that inspire inspiration for authors and directors.With the exception of “Vertical2K”, all sections provide cash prizes for the respective winners.