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Vertical Film Festival
44 Evans Lookout Road, 
Blackheath, NSW, 2785 Australia

Who We Are

Adam & Natasha, co-founding VFF directors, shooting 2014 VFF teaser.

The Festival is run on a voluntary, break-even, not-for-profit basis. Nobody is paid or receives any other income as a result of its activities, except the prizewinners.

For its 1st edition, the Vertical Film Festival (VFF) was held under the auspices of the Australian Climbing Festival.

The VFF is co-directed by Adam Sebire, a filmmaker/video artist with numerous broadcast and film festival credits, in collaboration with his sister Natasha Sebire, adventure filmmaker/cinematographer and co-organiser of the 2014 Australian Climbing Festival. Natasha's film Resounding Silence was selected for the Banff Film Festival, 2013.


2014 Prizes were co-sponsored by Patagonia and Goal Zero. In 2016 we welcomed Nespresso as our prize sponsor.

If your organisation is interested in sponsorship opportunities to cover the costs of running the next Festival (projector, technical & venue hire) please email us.



Our facebook page (we post the same material to our blog also)

Wired Magazine "Phones Are Changing How People Shoot and Watch Video" 7 Sept 2017

Wall Street Journal "Watch Video on Your Phone the Right Way: Vertically" 6 Sept 2016

Huffington Post "Yes, It's Really Time To Get Serious About Vertical Video" 6 Oct 2016

L'Obs (French) "Bienvenue à l'ère de l'info visuelle verticale" 3 Oct 2015

Neiman Labs (Harvard Uni) "Vertical video is becoming more popular, but there's no consensus on the best way to make it"

Blue Mountains Gazette

9:16 Film Festival, Port Adelaide.

Vertical Cinema, a commissioned collection of vertical films.

The VFF is part of


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