Nespresso has a long tradition of supporting talent across different creative fields, such as film, design and gastronomy. As a co-partner of Berlinale Talents, Nespresso continues to build on its support for talent development and to deepen its commitment to cinema. Both Nespresso and Berlinale Talents seek out people who think differently, who are prepared to go further, push boundaries and demonstrate creativity in what they do. As a result, the two partners intend to provide extraordinary filmmakers from across the world with a platform to share and celebrate their talent.

Following the successful launch of the Nespresso Talents vertical film contest in 2016, including 390 submissions received from 42 countries, a new edition will be announced at Berlinale Talents on February 11, 2017. Until March 17, filmmakers will be invited to explore the theme “You have the power to…” and to tell transformational stories in under three minutes using a vertical 9:16 format. The winners will be selected by an international jury and by popular vote, and will notably receive cash prizes, a trip to the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and mentoring sessions from our cinema partners (Berlinale Talents, La Semaine de la Critique). The films will also be promoted on a dedicated hub on the Nespresso website.

At Berlinale Talents 2017, Nespresso will host a welcoming event for Project Labs participants and an Early Bird Breakfast followed by a Talents Circle, where Talents can learn more about the Nespresso Talents film contest and network with a past winner and jury members.