International Francophone Institute

The 3rd digital vertical-screen short-film contest 2021

The 3rd digital vertical-screen short-film contest 2021
Following the success of 2019 and 2020, in 2021 IFI continued to collaborate with Prenez du Relief Association; Courant 3D Angoulême Short Film Festival (France); Wallonie-Bruxelles Delegation; French institute in Vietnam; RMIT university to hold the 3rd Digital Vertical-Screen Short-Film Contest with the theme “Future”.



The topic of the contest in 2021 is Future.


  • International Francophone Institute – Vietnam National University
  • Association « Prenez du Relief »
  • Angouleme 3D Film Festival
  • French Institute in Vietnam
  • Wallonie-Bruxelles delegation in Vietnam
  • RMIT University


The contest is open to all individuals (including Vietnamese and foreigners) living in Vietnam, provided foreigners hold a visa or other legal documents valid until 31st December 2021


Each film must be shot with a smartphone, in a vertical frame, with a duration not exceeding 08 minutes, including the introduction, the movie title, and the information at the end of the film

  • No genre or language restrictions (English subtitles are required)
  • The contest films must not be officially released, nor receive any official award at any contests before
  • All movies must be shot in MP4 format (H264), HD 720P minimum; 25fps and 1.5Mbps bitrate
  • For more information of 2019's and 2020’s winner
  • Products of 2019's and 2020’s winner


Participants will be held responsible for the image and audio copyright (should they use any 3rd party images / music, the owner's written permission is required)

  • If the film is a group product, a commitment to agree on participation in the contest will be required from all team members
  • The dialogue and images of the film must not violate the existing law or by any means contradict the traditional culture; neither should they promote any prohibited products in accordance with the law of Vietnam
  • Each participant may participate only as part of a group. Each individual / group may take part in no more than 3 products
  • The Organizing Committee will not be held responsible for any problems related to the copyright of the contest products, should any arise
  • Participants hold the copyright of the contest product and the Organizing Committee has the right to use all the products, images, and other data sent by the contestants for the purpose of communication and promotion of information for the contest
  • The Organizing Committee reserves the right to unilaterally remove products which by any means violate the laws and regulations of this rule
  • The first-prize winner pledges to attend the 3D Angoulême Film Festival in 2021 as announced and will bear all visa costs to France



​All products will be judged according to the following criteria: script, director, performance, music, photos.

​Judging process:

  • 31st March 2021: 1st Deadline for submissions
  • 31st July 2021: 2nd Deadline for submissions
  • 6th August 2021: Announcing the products of the final round.
  • 13th August 2021: Announcing results and awarding prizes.

​More Details:

  • The finalists will be shown at the awards ceremony.
  • The first, second and third prizes will be judged by the judges at the awards ceremony.


  • 01 first prize: one trip to France for attending and showing the film at 3D Angoulême 2021 Film Festival, France (from 5th to 9th October 2021)
  • 01 second prize: 5.000.000 VND in cash and gifts worth 3.000.000 VND
  • 01 third prize: 2.000.000 VND in cash and gifts worth 1.000.000 VND
  • Others prizes 


  • Participants should send their products with the registration form to the contest to the following email:, before 23h59 on 31st July 2021.
  • Entry fee: 500.000 VND/product

​(Apply before 31st March 2021, entry fee: 200.000 VND/product)