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Watch the winning regional short films for Nespresso Talents 2020.

Briefs 25 October, 2020

From over 700 short films submitted to Nespresso Talents 2020, we’re excited to share the regional winners, selected from 11 local competitions around the world. 

A celebration of creative filmmaking, Nespresso Talents is an annual vertical short film competition, inviting creators around the world to submit 2-3 minute short films around a set theme. 

With the Cannes Film Festival postponed, this year’s three International selections were announced via a virtual awards ceremony, and now we’re thrilled to share the regional winners, selected by juries in Mexico, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Greece, Poland, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Mainland China and Belgium. 

Each film was chosen for its creative use of the vertical format and integration of this year’s ‘Virtuous Circles’ theme, encouraging filmmakers to explore how one moment or good deed can become a catalyst for change.

"Nespresso is proud to foster creative talent and support people who think differently with this vertical film contest."

Guillaume Le Cunff, Nespresso CEO

A big congratulations to all the winners – who were announced at a number of virtual and in-person film festivals around the world.  Watch all the selected films below.

Spain

First place in the Spanish regional awards went to Pau Camarasa and Nicola Mesken for their film ‘Message Blend’. Second place was awarded to ‘Un mirlo, un árbol, una tele’ by Francisco Najera, and third place went to Lucas Sudatti for his film ‘Spread Your Magic’.

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Russia

First place in the Russian regional awards was awarded to Denis Noskov for his film “Own Power”. Second place went to Ilya Shidlovsky for his film ‘Nachalo’ and Angelina Migranova & Rodion Sabirov took our third place with their film ‘Way’.

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Romania

Petre Mihai received first place for his film ‘A Cup of Kindness’ in the Romanian regional awards. Congratulations also goes to Costin Modoianu who took out second place for ‘Chemarea Padurii (Call of the Forest)’ and Cristina Iliescu who received third place for her film ‘Green’.

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Greece

In the Greek regional awards, Alexandros Tsilifonis took out the top spot for his film ‘Unlocked’. Second place went to Antonis Kitsikis for his quirky film ‘Coffee and Flowers’ and Thanos Liberopoulos received third place for ‘Sportex [ΣΠΟΡΤΕΞ]’.

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France

Winning first place in the French regional awards was Florent Devier for his film ‘Igloo’. Victor & Déborah Hanotel received second place with their film ‘Virtuous Love’ and third place was awarded to Florent Benigni for his film ‘Dan’.

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Belgium

In the Belgian regional awards, ‘Le Dernier Cadeau’ by Corentin Clouet received first place. Second place went to Joren Slaets for ‘Empty Windows’ and third place was awarded to Sébastien Baillou for ‘Plastic’.

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Czech Republic

Featuring a brand new language, Oliver Beaujard & Nina Zardalishvili took out first place in the Czech regional awards with their creative film ‘Flubér’.  Second place was awarded to Iryna Kachalouskaya for her film ‘Dance of Life’ and Diana Horka received third place with ‘Karafiát’.

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Poland

The first place for the Polish regional awards went to Kamil Marek for his film ‘#Dobrowraca’. Second place went to Nathaniel Czarnecki for his film ‘Life in a Bottle’ and third place went to Poe Luck for his film ‘Gift’.

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Mexico

The first place for the Mexican regional awards went to Faride Schroeder for her film ‘OASIS’, which also took the top spot in the International awards. Second place went to Jorge Rosas for their film ‘The apple’ and third place went to Jorge Pineda for his film ‘Tosepan Calli’.

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China

The first place for the Chinese regional awards went to Piao Cheng Nan for their film ‘The Farewell’. Second place was awarded to Huang Wenli for her film ‘Squirrel fish’ and third place went to Li JiaKui for her film ‘橙子’.

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Philippines

For the Filipino awards, first place was awarded to Charlene Tupas for her film ‘Tsinelas (Slippers)’. Ramil Lantican received second place for his film ‘Cheat Day’ and third place went to Massah Gonzales-Gamboa for their film ‘My Brother’.

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Trees planted for every submission

Nespresso works with PUR Project to support reforestation around the world as part of their commitment to sustainability. For this year’s competition, 10 trees were planted for every short film created. Thanks to all the filmmakers who got involved, the record-breaking number of submissions this year means 7,430 new trees in Colombia!

We are excited to share that plans for Nespresso Talents 2021 are underway! Keep checking back for more information, and make sure you’ve joined Genero as a creator to be the first to find out about new briefs and opportunities.