The 1st Vertical Film Festival program takes shape / by Adam Sébire

Entries for our ⇧THIS WAY UP⇧ competition have closed and our selection panel has notified the 10 talented finalists — we're almost there!  Thanks to everybody who entered, and to all the filmmakers who've allowed us to program their existing longer-form vertical works in the out-of-competition TALL SHORTS section.

A big thanks to Patagonia for coming on board as our co-sponsor, offering $500 worth of prize vouchers for 1st & 2nd prize, and Best Climbing Film.

Come along on the evening of 17 October to catch the out-of-competition screenings of some marvellous vertical animation films: The Numberlys from Oscar-winning filmmakers William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg (trailer for the crossover film/app, below); and another we'll tell you about in a future blog post. We're very excited to be able to bring you these works, plus a whole swag of live action films to boot!