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Nespresso Talents

Nespresso Talents is a global celebration of creative filmmaking first launched in 2016, challenging creators around the world to bring new angles to an old format with stories told through vertical short films. Underpinned by Film Festivals sponsored by Nespresso globally, it celebrates and nurtures the next generation film talent, bringing their art to the discerning film lovers everywhere.

You’re invited to join Nespresso Talents 2021: create and submit a vertical film using this year’s theme for the opportunity to be flown to Cannes Film Festival and receive awards from a pool of €50,000.

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2021 theme

Doing is Everything

There has never been a time when being a force for good has been so needed by the world. As a filmmaker, you know from the films that you make that the smallest action can create an extraordinary positive change for an individual, a family, a community or even the whole world. We believe that "Doing is everything", and we want you to share with us your vision of what this means.

Your film can be in any genre – animation, documentary, drama or comedy. What’s most important is that it comes from the heart. Show us how you want to inspire people to follow this movement and help them commit to creating a positive impact.

The brief

This year, Nespresso is inviting creators around the world to submit vertical 9:16 videos between 2-3 minutes long, around the theme 'Doing is Everything'.

Films should be positive, forward thinking, innovative & heart-warming. All genres are welcome (e.g. comedy, drama, educational…) in the form of fiction, documentary, or animation.

What to submit?

  • Your film should be 2-3 mins in length

  • It should reflect the theme and show your unique take on the brief

  • It should be shot in 9:16 vertical format

The contests

International judging

All videos received globally have been submitted to an international jury and are eligible for international awards.

National judging

Videos received from the following countries have also been submitted to a local jury and are eligible for additional national awards: (Mexico, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Mainland China and Belgium)

Film school judging

All videos received from the students of the film schools listed here will be eligible for a special award.

Nespresso Club Members judging

Participants who submitted their private Nespresso Club Members number while registering their film are eligible for a special award.

Key dates

  • Nespresso Talents opens

  • Submissions due on Genero

  • Shortlisted films announced

  • International and local award ceremonies

Awards

International Awards

  • 1st Selected Talent

    €5,000

    • An invitation to Cannes Film Festival 2021
    • Mentoring session with cinema experts
  • 2nd Selected Talent

    €3,000

    • An invitation to Cannes Film Festival 2021
    • Mentoring session with cinema experts
  • 3rd Selected Talent

    €2,000

    • An invitation to Cannes Film Festival 2021
    • Mentoring session with cinema experts

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