Vertical movie

fourth 2021 edition

casa del cinema Rome

17 Sep at 9.00 pm


Work of Valentina Rocchi Pellicciari

This year the VerticalMovie Festival has chosen an entirely Green theme: ecology, sustainability, renewable energy and respect for the environment in order to safeguard our planet.

Work of Aurora Parisi

To quote Greta Thumberg: every day is “Earth Day”, and this reminds us that the environmental and climatic emergency must be the central pivot of our existence, that we must intensify circular economy, renewables and energy efficiency.

Work of Valerio Bruni


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The works in this section must deal with an entirely Green theme: ecology, sustainability, renewable energy and respect for the environment.

vertical open

Vertical Open is a free themed section addressed to everyone. The maximum duration of the works is ten minutes.

vertical song

Vertical Song in a section dedicated to videoclip

VerticalMovie is a not-for-profit entity whose only purpose is to promote and disseminate new trends and to celebrate the creative virtues of the younger generations.

Work of Valentina Rocchi Pellicciari

The works published on this page are made by the students of the Liceo Artistico Paritario San Giuseppe in Grottaferrata

Teacher Francesca De Angelis

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The 4th edition of the VerticalMovie Festival 2021 will take place in Rome.

In the previous 2019-20 editions we have received over 3000 works from 117 countries on 5 continents.

We thank all the competitors who, despite the pandemic, have done their utmost to produce their works.


The VerticalMovie site, in addition to boasting 12,258 subscribers, has totaled the following figures:

numbers totaled through printing

1.748.451  visits on

579.214  visits on 

378.944  visits on Il

847,269 visits to other online newspapers



the sections in competition 2021

Rai Radio 2 was the official radio of the VerticalMovie Festival 2018. On this occasion on September 22 Rai Radio 2 opens its IGTV channel on instagram. Here are some promotional launches of the VerticalMovie Festival with the protagonists of Rai Radio 2: Luca Barbarossa, Andrea Perroni, Andrea Delogu, Silvia Boschero, Giovanni Veronesi, Massimo Cervelli, Antonello Dose, Marco Presta, Paolo Calabresi, Lillo, Greg and Alex Braga, Corrado Nuzzo, Maria Di Base, Mauro Casciari,

the vertical contribution of amref



  • VERTICAL MOVIE AWARD: Sachiko by Miguel Esteve


The power of writing and imagination: writing creates, writing destroys. The exhibition of the contrasts and / or inconsistencies of Japan: the calm time of the temples alternates with the time of the city. The images are sharp. The passion for dance corresponds to the passion for beauty. Both represent a vocation.

  • VERTICAL OPEN AWARD: Passed the brush by Leif Gantvoort


For the intuition of reviewing, at a grazing flight, the trends of the moment present in social networks and through their language to propose them again in a short film story. Parallel space-time planes, irony and rhythm, to suggest to grab the “make-up brushes” and the possibilities of transformation that life throws at us.

  • VERTICAL WOMAN AWARD: Bonne nuit by Dominique Maury Lasmartres


Not for everyone the night draws a bonne nuit, but for some it can become one thanks to the generosity of others. Work made with sensitivity and excellent cinematic narrative.

  • VERTICAL SONG AWARD: Cantaclaro by Vadim Lasca


For being able to represent the decadence of values ​​with a dark and dystopian setting, filmed with extraordinary skill via a dated mobile device and having obtained a strictly vertical photograph, well lit, with the complicity of excellent costumes and an appreciable piece of music.

  • VERTICAL DOC AWARD: Khayelitsha by Leila Kidson and Michael Carter


The desertification of the external landscape contrasts with the great inner wealth. The individual is not the place where he lives. The individual is in the depth he inhabits. The worst desertification lies in carelessness. Excellently photographed work.

  • VERTICAL WEB AWARD: Isolation by Melania M. Codella (section dedicated to the work that reaches the highest number of views) 6531 views.


An island, a family, a positive. Family life is about to be upset by the result of a swab. Between hypochondria, anxiety and acceptance of reality, the mirror of the nature of the human being emerges. Let the isolation begin. An ironic and fun way to represent a truth that has shocked many people. Be positive.

  • Special jury prize to Paola Quattrini
  • Award for the best vertical comedy series to Andrea D’Andreagiovanni and Simone Gallo for LA FINESTRA.
  • Award to the best vertical series to STU, MY NAME IS STU and BAD JU JU
  • Out of competition award to Oscar winner Damien Chazelle for the vertical short “The stunt double


For having been able to combine with great skill, present, past and future of Cinema from its origins to today, taking up (and winning) the challenge of the latest generation vertical movie.

  • Best Original Score: Vincent Barrière for SACHIKO
  • Best story-script: José Mellinas for DESINCRONIZADO
  • Best Actor: Guy Fearon for Simon O’Neill’s Tell me about yourself
  • Best Actress: Lea Van Acken for Linda-Schiwa Klinkhammer’s Remote Love
  • Best Sound and Mix: Kewal Roshan Ezra’s ASCENSION
  • Best Cinematography: My life something different by Jan Moravec
  • Best Costumes: Marco Coretti for Fedora by Andrea Marrari
  • Best Editing: Oh is that a girl? by Nicole Chi
  • Best Director: Michel Carter and Leila Kidson for KHAYELITSHA

Vertical Movie Festival 


September seventeen at nine pm italian time

Vertical Movie

Award Ceremony

The final evening of the Fourth Edition of the VerticalMovie Festival will be conducted by Maddalena Zoppoli.

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Maddalena Zoppoli

Maddalena Zoppoli

He studied theater and film acting with, among others, Beatrice Bracco and Sergio Rubini.
You have been organizing and conducting some film festivals for several years.
When she is not on stage she is Anna’s mom with red hair.

honored guests

Took part in the awards ceremony

as accomplices and supporters, many friends, authors, actors, journalists, singers, etc … etc …

Enrico Mentana


Enrico Mentana is an Italian journalist, television author and TV presenter. He is the founder of TG5, of which he was also director from 13 January 1992 to 11 November 2004. Author and host of information and in-depth programs, since 30 June 2010 he has been the director of TG LA7

Giancarlo Magalli


Italian television author, television presenter, playwright, screenwriter, actor and voice actor. Historical conductor of RAI. Author of many television programs, among others creator and author of NO STOP, the first variety without conduction. Countless programs conducted and written. He is currently conducting your facts on Rai Due.

Federico Baroni


Born in Rimini in 1993, he is the most popular busker in Italy. After studying at LUISS and participating in “Amici” and “X Factor”, in 2019 he released the debut album “Non Pensarci”, presented with a special “outstore” event (the first in Italy) in Milan. The record also debuted at position 22 of the FIMI ranking of the best-selling records in Italy. In the same year he opened the concerts of Max Gazzè and James Morrison. Now he is working on his second album, produced by Riccardo Scirè.

Giampiero Ingrassia


He is the son of Ciccio Ingrassia. In 1985 he graduated from the laboratory directed by Gigi Proietti. He has devoted his career almost entirely to the theater. He has worked with: Gigi Proietti, Anthony Hopkins, Saverio Marconi, Luca Zingaretti, Flavio Insinna, Nicola Piovani and Giorgio Albertazzi. He was one of the protagonists of the telefilm Classe di ferro (1989-1991). On TV he hosted Matinée (2007), Dance Champions (1999), Beauty Center Show (1983), Grand Hotel (1985).

Jonis Bascir


Of Father Somali and Italian Mother, he studied acting, music and dance. He was the president of the Italian soccer team. He lent him image of him for the advertising of Kosé coffee; He worked on radio conducting programs such as modern times (2006), the secret agent (2007) for future city radio. He participates in various television programs: Stracult, moon base, turmoil and many others.

Luca Esposito

Standup comedian

Born in Naples on 20/12/1976. Raised as the classic Neapolitan urchin among the soccer fields of Secondigliano, at the tender age of about 12 he began to imitate the characters of Mike Bongiorno and Massimo Troisi, already predicting his future in theater and cinema.

Paola Tiziana Cruciani


Born in Rome in 1958, in 1981 she graduated from the laboratory directed by Gigi Proietti. She is part of the comedy group La Zavorra, with which she begins her television and theater career. In cinema you work with Paolo Virzì, Alessandro D’Alatri, Giovanni Veronesi. In 1999 she was nominated for the David di Donatello as best supporting actress for the film Kisses and embraces by Paolo Virzì. She always with Virzì she plays her in Whole life in front of 2008.

Gianni Fantoni


Fantoni was born in Ferrara in 1967. His career began in 1990 as a competitor of a Rai 2 program “Stasera mi butto”. He becomes popular for his recurring presence at the Maurizio Costanzo Show on Canale 5. In 1992 he leads Striscia la Notizia paired with Claudio Bisio. He recently co-starred in the musical The Full Monty.

Silvia Scola


Student of Age and Scarpelli. His debut feature film is “Che ora è” with Troisi and Mastroianni directed by his father Ettore, with whom he wrote, among others, The Dinner, Unfair Competition, People of Rome, What a strange name to be Federico.

Gianluca Giugliarelli

Standup comedian

I worked with Gigi Proietti, Umberto Marino, Salvatore Marino. Author for Maurizio Battista, Gabriele Cirilli, Francesca Reggiani, Salvatore Marino. I participated in the comedy programs “Zelig”, “Made in Sud” … In numerous fiction and films, the latest of which is “Black Glasses” directed by Dario Argento.

Stefano Reali


Stefano Reali born in 1957, is an Italian director, composer, screenwriter and playwright. He studied directing and screenwriting at the Experimental Center of Cinematography, where he graduated in 1980. In 1982 he was assistant director in Once Upon a Time in America by Sergio Leone. Between 1990 and 1992 he was a lecturer in acting for the camera in the laboratory directed by Gigi Proietti. In 1988 he was the screenwriter and director of the film Laggiù nella Giungla, triad to the David di Donatello as Best New Director.

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