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Nespresso are looking for innovative filmmakers to showcase at the Cannes Film Festival 2016

Sunday 13 March 2016

Sponsored by Nespresso

Nespresso are searching for the next rising stars in film-making to showcase at an awards ceremony taking place during the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, and it could be you!

All you have to to do to enter is tell Nespresso your extraordinary stories in the 9:16 vertical format video.

You have full creative reign to the style of film you submit – live action, fiction, documentary, animation, mulitmedia, experimental. Whatever the medium you chose, the vertical format means you have to think differently about the way you bring your idea to life and the visual techniques that you use to tell your story. The choice of post production, and what you shoot the film on is totally your choice too.

Twenty videos will be shortlisted before selecting the 3 selected filmakers. There’s €6000 for each of the 3 selected videos, plus an invitation to the Nespresso Award Ceremony which is taking place during the Cannes Film Festival. The judging panel includes 3 rising stars in film making and Alfonso Gonzalez from the brand. The 3 judges have been  selected with the help of the Berlinale Talents & the Semaine de la Critique team. The impressive judging panel are recognised as future key players in the film industry and each has been commissioned to create a vertical film ahead of the contest:

Gaëlle Denis

Gaelle has won a BAFTA and a Cannes Cinéfondation selection for her short Fish Never Sleep. Her latest short, Crocodile, won the Canal Plus best short film award at Cannes 2014 Critics Week.

Erik Schmitt 

Erik Schmitt’s short “Now Follows” won the Lola for Best Short Film in 2011 and his latest short, ‘Berlin Metanoia’, is premiering at the Berlinale 2016.

Eva Weber

Eva is the recipient of the Sundance Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award, her latest short Field Study, funded by the BFI, has been nominated for the 2016 European Film Award.

The deadline for the submissions is April 10th, and you can view all of the competition terms and conditions here.

Nespresso Talents is a platform that helps talented young filmmakers.