Nespresso has a long tradition of supporting creativity in film, design and gastronomy. As a co-partner of Berlinale Talents, Nespresso intensifies its support for talent development and 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. More than that, 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, a new edition will be announced at Berlinale Talents 2018. Filmmakers will have until March to explore a specific theme in under three minutes in a vertical 9:16 format. The winners will be selected by an international jury and online vote, and will receive cash prizes, a trip to the Cannes Film Festival and mentoring sessions from Nespresso’s 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 2018, 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 past winners and jury members.