Vertical movie

viI edition 2024

December 4-6



Sign up and take part in the first international vertical cinema festival. Rotate your smartphone or digital camera vertically and shoot your short film.

the sections in competition


Vertical Green: Works in this section must address a green theme: ecology, sustainability, renewable energies, and environmental respect. The maximum duration of the work must be 10 minutes.


Vertical Open: Free theme section. The maximum duration of the work must be 10 minutes.


Vertical Song: Section for music videos. The duration is related to the length of the music track.


Vertical Fashion: The world of fashion was the first to make use of the 9/16 video format, exploiting one of the most powerful peculiarities of vertical framing: the extreme close-up of the entire human figure filling the entire screen. This section collects works that tell the story of the fashion and glamorous trends of the moment. The maximum duration of the work must be 10 minutes. The section is curated by designer Marco Coretti.


Vertical Drama: Collects works where theatrical writing is the starting point. A monologue or a dialogue between two or three characters will be the subject for creating a vertical short film with a maximum duration of 10 minutes. The section is curated by Maximilian Nisi actor and director


Vertical Tuscia: “Think global, act local,” suggested Zygmunt Bauman. And the Vertical Movie Festival, which has recorded strong international participation in its first six editions, takes up the invitation and includes among its sections one aimed at enhancing one of the most fascinating territories of the peninsula, straddling the borders of Lazio, Umbria, and Tuscany: the Tuscia. To put the new languages of vertical cinema at the service of art, history, popular traditions, and the food and wine excellence of the ancient land of the Etruscans.The maximum duration of the work must be 10 minutes. The section is edited by Marco Stancati business communicator and professor at Sapienza. 


Vertical Literacy: Aims to promote audiovisual works that can be linked to the great protagonists of 20th-century literature. To achieve this goal, filmmakers will be offered a range of short stories by important names of the short century (Pirandello, Bontempelli, Moravia, etc.) with a strong visual impact. The maximum duration of the work must be 10 minutes. The section is curated by Prof. Giovanni La Rosa.

Snuff Art Project participates in VerticalMovie to present its project.

Works of art destroyed by fire acquire a new digital identity. The fire is filmed in real time with the aim of reversing the direction of the clip in the post-production phase. The effect generates a new point of view in which the flames progressively restore the works, making them reborn from their ashes.

Registration is open to all free of charge. The works must be delivered by 15 September 2023.

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.

the works selected for the sixth edition of the VerticalMovie Festival 2023

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.

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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