Earlier this month Vertical Cinema kicked off the Glasgow Short Film Festival with a sold out screening and had its North American premiere at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas.


At the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival, Vertical Cinema was part of both the Music and the Film programme of SXSW, thanks to the interdisciplinary and experimental nature of the project, its questioning of the characteristics of cinema and its big sounds. Beforehand, SXSW spoke to curators and producers Lucas van der Velden and Gideon Kiers about Vertical Cinema. The interview sheds some light on the interdisciplinary nature of the project and how it fits in with the evolution of cinema. Read the interview here. The two screenings of Vertical Cinema took place on 17 March 2015 in the Central Presbytarian Church, see the photos here.


The Glasgow Short Film Festival kicked off on March 11th in serious style with the Vertical Cinema, which proved to be a captivating audio-visual cinema experience for all. Festival Director Matt Lloyd said: “We were delighted that the opening event was a sell-out and the biggest event we’ve ever hosted at GSFF. It truly left viewers spinning, read some of the audience’s reactions here. For photos from Vertical Cinema at Glasgow Short Film Festival see this album on Flickr.