YATAY Festival Vertical ()



04 Jun 2021
Call for entries

01 Oct 2021
Festival closed

15 Oct 2021
Notification date

06 Nov 2021
06 Nov 2021


-,  5000, Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina

Festival description
9:16 format
Short film festival >1' 30'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 30'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 06 November 2021      Festival end: 06 November 2021

YATAY International Vertical Festival based in Córdoba, Argentina. First exclusive festival of audiovisual content in 9:16 format in Argentina.

We propose ourselves as a space for exploring the vertical format as an expressive medium for audiovisual content. We seek to become a space for dissemination; propose the development of productions in this format and create training spaces.

YATAY is produced and organized in an assembly way by students and workers from the audiovisual field, design, communication and performing arts.

The WORKS chosen in accordance with article 6 of the Terms and Conditions.

Terms and Conditions for participating in Yatay Festival Vertical

Last update: June 2th, 2021

Art. 1 - YATAY
Yatay is a non-profit organization created by students and workers from the
audiovisual fields in Córdoba, whose objective is to promote the audiovisual
production and to spread the vertical format in the artistic field. Its work team
operates non-hierarchically with the commitment and willing of each member. In this
planning, every decision is taken in assembly-like meetings so that pluralism
prevails. We are committed to avoid reproducing or gestating any sexist,
homophobic, lesbophobic, transphobic, fatphobic, fascist or any other forms of
discriminating content since these attitudes are not accepted within the
organization’s spaces and/or working groups.
2.1. “YATAY Festival Vertical” is an annual festival organized by YATAY, who makes
the organized presentation of pre-selected audiovisual productions which are
projected in a physical space for the public audience, to promote the audiovisual
production and the spreading of vertical format (9:16) in the artistic field (hereinafter
called “Yatay Festival Vertical”). Likewise, its objective is to make connections
between different identities and institutions by generating workshops, and
broadcasting spaces and debates. Its intention is to be a broadcasting media for
independent social art, respecting the media producers’ intellectual property.
2.2 The Yatay Festival Vertical organization and production is in charge of YATAY
members (hereinafter called the “Organization”).
3.1. Authors and Works
All students, workers from the audiovisual field and general public who makes
audiovisual content which are interested in its distribution by Yatay Festival Vertical
(hereinafter called the “AUTHORS”) can actively participate. This includes people of
Argentinian or foreign origin, who are residents of the country or live abroad, that are
over 18 years old, and submit one or more Works of their authorship or intellectual
property possession (hereinafter called the “WORKS”).
3.2- Artists and interventions
Likewise, artists interested in the promotion of their Works, can participate in Yatay
Festival Vertical by the intervention of the physical space where the festival takes
place with plastic and/or visual works of art, such as photographs, videos,
sculptures, etc., (always in vertical format) (the intervention works, hereinafter called
the “INTERVENTIONS” and their authors, the “ARTISTS”). This includes people of
Argentinian or foreign origin, who are residents of the country or live abroad, that are

over 18 years old, and submit one or more Works of their authorship or intellectual
property possession
4.1. Announcement
Yatay Festival Vertical will take place every year on the date established by the
The WORKS and/or INTERVENTIONS may be submitted from the BEGGINNING
OF THE CALL until its CONCLUSION. Both dates will be determined by the
Organization, and will be informed to the public and potential AUTHORS and
ARTISTS, through mass media and/or social media, being these subject to change
later by the Organization in its reasonable judgement.
Yatay Festival Vertical 2021, will take place on November 6th, 2021. The call starts
on June 5th, 2021 and ends on October 1st, 2021, including both dates.
4.2. Works and Interventions
The WORKS and the INTERVENTIONS presented in Yatay Festival Vertical must be
presented only by the holders of the intellectual property rights of the Works in terms
of Act no. 11.723, and therefore, they are authorized to dispose of such Act for their
participation in Yatay Festival Vertical regarding the conditions in these Terms and
Unpublished WORKS and/or INTERVENTIONS won’t be an admission requirement,
so the presentation of Works and/or Interventions that already have been
participated and/or displayed in another convocation, either national or international,
is allowed.
In order to be admitted in Yatay Festival Vertical, the Works and/or Interventions
may not include, reproduce or gestate discriminatory, racist, sexist, homophobic,
lesbophobic, transphobic, fatphobic or fascist content.
4.3. Registration and presentation of the WORKS
4.3.1. The AUTHORS can register in Yatay Festival Vertical through the online
REGISTRATION FORM posted in the following link:
4.3.2. Likewise, the AUTHORS can register via FestHome
(https://filmmakers.festhome.com/festival/yatay-festival-vertical) and/or FilmFreeWay
(https://filmfreeway.com/YATAY) platforms.
By using these platforms or accessing to any of the services provided by them, the
Authors agree with all the terms and conditions included in those websites and all
the rules, policies and operative procedures that may be published by FestHome
and/or FilmFreeWay on the website.
If you disagree with any of those terms, conditions, rules, policies or procedures,
don’t use or access to those platforms’ services for your registration to Yatay Festival
4.3.3. Please send these documents attached to your REGISTRATION FORM:
(a) POSTER, in PDF, 9:16 format, 300 dpi

(b) TRAILER: of 15 seconds in 9:16 format (it should fit in 1 Instagram story);
(c) Sworn statement of the work’s intellectual property.
(d) WORK: please deliver the material with the following characteristics:
Type of file: MP4 or MOV. Compression H.264. Minimum resolution: HD
720 × 1280 p. Minimum audio quality: 48kHz - 16 or 24 bits - stereo. Duration:
from 1 to 50 minutes (including titles). Language: all productions must be
presented in Spanish or with Spanish subtitles.
(e) DATA SHEET: please include the following information: title, year, duration,
language, country, address, production and script.

4.4. Registration and presentation of the INTERVENTIONS
4.4.1. The ARTISTS can register in Yatay Festival Vertical through the online
REGISTRATION FORM posted in the following link:
4.4.2. Please send these documents attached to your REGISTRATION FORMA PDF
file with the details about the content of the work and what is the material needed to
develop it.
(a) Sworn statement of work’s intellectual property.
For the admission in Yatay Festival Vertical, the WORKS and INTERVENTIONS
must comply with the conditions set in point 4.2 and with the technical requirements
set in points 4.3 and 4.4 from the previous article. For that purpose, the Organization
will analyze the material received and after checking if they meet the requirements, a
confirmation of the reception and acceptance of the WORKS and/or
INTERVENTIONS will be sent to the AUTHOR and/or ARTIST, for their exhibition in
Yatay Festival Vertical.
The AUTHOR and the ARTISTS —as well as their technical teams and production
teams— of the selected WORKS and/or INTERVENTIONS, should refrain from
disclosing the selection of their WORKS and/or INTERVENTIONS until Yatay
Festival Vertical formally announces its official schedule.
The selection of the number of WORKS and INTERVENTIONS to be exhibited in
Yatay Festival Vertical is at the absolute discretion of the Organization, considering
the estimated projection time of the WORKS and the existing physical space for the
6.1. Official selection award
The “Official Selection Award” award will be presented for that work that is selected
by the jury, it will be compound of a number of three members, with different
technical and artistic backgrounds, chosen by the organization. The members of the
jury cant be members of the Yatay Festival Vertical development team or people
who may have interests in the content submitted for selection.

They will be informed during the course of the call.
The evaluation criteria to be taken into account will be on the one hand the creativity
of the script, the quality of the production, the originality in the point of view and in
the treatment of the idea; as well as the artistic merit and technical performance of
the production team.
6.2. Public’s selection
The “Public’s Award” will be awarded to the work they select as their favorite. The
selection of winners will be made according to the public’s total votes obtained by
any of the exhibited artworks
6.3. RAFMA award Edgardo “Pipo” Bechara El Khoury.
The “RAFMA Edgardo" Pipo "Bechara El Khoury” Award will be awarded for the work
that is selected by him as a favorite. It is a distinction awarded in each of the more
than 50 festivals that are part of the Network, which is awarded to an outstanding
short film. The winners of the now RAFMA Award - Edgardo “Pipo” Bechara El
Khoury will be part of the traveling exhibition that RAFMA carries out through
different screenings at festivals and special activities
6.4. Awards
The artworks chosen according to point 6 above, will have an award to be defined by
the Organization
The INTERVENTIONS of the ARTISTS in Yatay Festival Vertical will not be subject
to any contest or awarding. A certificate of recognition will be granted to the
ARTISTS for their participation.
8.1. Intellectual property and rights of use
The AUTHORS and the ARTISTS declare to hold the intellectual property rights of
the WORKS and/or INTERVENTIONS presented in Yatay Festival Vertical under Act
no. 11.723 of the Argentine Republic, and they will be responsible for the claims of
any nature that a third party may do regarding their WORKS and/or
INTERVENTIONS and its content. Yatay Festival Vertical is not responsible for third
party content included in the WORKS and/or INTERVENTIONS, giving for granted
that the production company, have acquired the corresponding permissions.
The AUTHORS and the ARTISTS have their intellectual property rights on the
WORKS and/or INTERVENTIONS presented in Yatay Festival Vertical. The
participants also have their rights on the Works or material for the exhibition in
another festival or media.
8.2. Authorizations
The AUTHORS and the ARTISTS, through their registration in Yatay Festival
Vertical according to the terms and requirements set in points 4.3 and 4.4 of the
current Terms and Conditions, authorize the Organization for the exhibition of the
WORKS and/or INTERVENTIONS in Yatay Festival Vertical and on the subsequent

editions of it that may be done subsequently to the Original Edition, in another
location or places in the Argentine Republic.
The AUTHORS and the ARTISTS give to the Organization the rights of use, of total
or partial reproduction, communication and any other usage and application that may
be given to their Works, without any previous consultation and without obligation of
any compensation, always in the context of the exhibition, promotion, and similar
activities done within Yatay Festival Vertical in its original editions, as well as in its
subsequent editions.
In all cases, the Organization commits to guarantee the fidelity and the protection of
the WORKS and/or INTERVENTIONS, as well as the mention of the AUTHORS and
the ARTISTS in a clear and a visible way.
Likewise, the AUTHORS authorize the partial exhibitions of the WORKS —up to 1-
minute duration— previous to Yatay Festival Vertical with promotional purposes,
within YATAY digital platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Web page and other).
The AUTHORS and the ARTISTS also authorize the Organization the usage of their
names, images and Works without any limitation, to be broadcasted with advertising,
entertaining and/or promotional purposes through all the media the Organization
sees convenient, in public, private and/or virtual spaces, without giving them the right
to obtain any revenues and without any need of previous consultation.
Yatay Festival Vertical and its events and expositions will take place in Córdoba
Capital, in a specific location to be defined by the Organization during the
preparation of Yatay Festival Vertical. That location will be communicated to the
AUTHORS via the e-mail registered on the REGISTER FORM and within 30
calendar days before the releasing date of Yatay Festival Vertical.
Likewise, the Authors will be informed about the dates of eventual subsequent
editions of Yatay Festival Vertical in other places of the Argentine Republic.
The participation in Yatay Festival Vertical if free of charge, either for the AUTHORS
or the ARTISTS, and for the general public who assist to it as spectators.
Participating in Yatay Festival Vertical implies the full acceptance of the current
Terms and Conditions. Those can be read and downloaded from the Organization’s
Instagram profile @festivalyatay.
You should claim to be over 18 years old, to be an emancipated minor, or to have
the legal consent of your parents or tutors, and you are fully capable and competent
to accept the terms, conditions, obligations, statements, representations and
warranties set in these Terms and Conditions, and to comply with the obligations set
The Organization has the right to modify the deadlines and the dates set in the
current Terms and Conditions, as well as the nature of the prizes and their delivery.

It is your responsibility to verify these Terms and Conditions regularly to check if
there are any changes. Your registration in Yatay Festival Vertical or your continuity
of registration, after the notification of any change in these Terms and Conditions
constitutes the acceptance of those changes.
The advertising and promotion of Yatay Festival Vertical is under a special division of
the team that is part of the Organization, where information that is exclusively related
to the content, authors and dates in which Yatay Festival Vertical will be done are
going to be named and spread.
Yatay Festival Vertical and the relationships that are generated between the
Organization and the AUTHORS, the ARTISTS and/or third party will be governed
under the laws of the Argentine Republic, acknowledging competence to understand
the ordinary and/or federal courts present, as appropriate, in the city of Córdoba
Anyone participating in Yatay Festival Vertical, and specially the AUTHORS and the
ARTISTS, independent of their nationality, place of residence, and/or territorial
jurisdiction of the production of the WORK and/or INTERVENTION and/or since the
moment they register to Yatay Festival Vertical, and/or their participation, accept the
respect and compliance regarding this clause, and the corresponding withdrawal
from any other norm and/or jurisdiction that could correspond to it.


Yatay Festival Vertical Organization



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