Get excited because Slim Cinema, NYC’s first and only Vertical Film Festival is coming this fall. If you haven’t heard of us yet, the film festival is a one-of-a-kind experience that brings together music, art, and culture; powered by the best vertical films out there.

On December 2nd, 2017, we are flooding New York with over 600 local creators, influencers, brands, and movie goers. On top of the best vertical films, there will be curated art pieces, food, drinks, and an after-party hosted by Brooklyn’s very own NVRSLEEP.

We’d like to invite you to be part of this experience and encourage you to submit for the screening. Each year the films take the depths and dimensions of vertical video to new heights, and we think you can help pioneer this movement.

Learn more about Slim Cinema and why we believe Vertical Film to be the future of our industry at or on Instagram @slimcinema.

The winner of the festival (by guest panel & audience vote) takes home a $2,000 cash prize! Learn more about the submission here, or reach out to with any questions.

Create a visual piece shot in Vertical Composition that tells a narrative.

Content can be shot using your equipment of choice (i.e. SLR, red, smartphone, etc.), but aspect ratio must be 9:16 for any submissions to be considered.

We want to challenge your creativity to tell an original narrative through vertical visual storytelling.

By submitting you give Slim Cinema the permission to use and screen your original piece during the festival and potentially use marks and images to promote the festival & use the content on Slim Cinema channels (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or website).