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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 biennially on a voluntary, not-for-profit basis. Nobody is paid or receives any other income as a result of its activities.

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

The VFF is founded and co-directed by two graduates of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS): Adam Sebire, a filmmaker/stock footage/video artist with numerous broadcast, art exhibition 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.


In 2018 the Festival is sponsored by Bendigo Bank’s Katoomba & Upper Blue Mountains Community Bank Branch

and Scenic World Katoomba

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

If your organisation is interested in a sponsorship opportunity for prizes or to cover the costs of running the Festival (projector, technical & venue hire) please us.



Our (we post the same material to our blog also)
VFF Wikipedia entry

Little Black Book online “The Rise of Vertical Filmmaking” 6 Sept 2018

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

 "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
The 2nd Vertical Film Festival…

9:16 Film Festival, Port Adelaide
Vertical Video: A Retrospective — the first 10 years (2007-2016)
Vertical Cinema, a commissioned collection of vertical films.

The VFF is part of


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 2nd Vertical Film Festival, Katoomba, Australia. 21 May 2016. Photo by Natasha Sebire.

Left: "Impact" by Jean-Charles Granjon on-screen during the 2nd Vertical Film Festival where it took first prize (Katoomba, Australia, 21 May 2016). Photo by Natasha Sebire. This image has been digitally enhanced.

May be downloaded full resolution and reused under creative commons license CC BY 3.0 AU. For high-res image of the 1st edition click here.



Festival logo and poster may be freely reproduced used to publicise the VFF.  Other images used on this site are subject to copyright and prior approval for use must be negotiated.

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