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Nespresso announces the winning filmmakers of its international vertical short film competition Nespresso Talents

Three talented filmmakers from Mexico, Czech Republic and Iran stood out amongst 743 films received


Lausanne, July 10th, 2020 – Today, Nespresso announced the three winners of the global contest of the fifth edition of its vertical short film contest Nespresso Talents. Originally supposed to take place during the Cannes Film Festival, Nespresso orchestrated an online award ceremony. To congratulate them for their respective achievement, each winner received an invitation to the 2021 edition of the Cannes Film Festival, a mentoring session with cinema experts and a monetary prize.

This year’s “Virtuous Circles” theme certainly inspired contestants from all around the world with a total of 743 short films submitted coming from 47 countries. The program was also amplified through local competitions in 11 countries. “Fostering creative talents and supporting people who think differently is at the core of the Nespresso Talents platform. Despite these challenging times, we are delighted to see so many talented filmmakers joined the movement and shared their creations, almost doubling this year’s participation, compared to our 2019 edition.” explains Anna Lundstrom Chief Brand Officer at Nespresso.

An all-star, diverse, jury
The three winners were selected by the four members of Nespresso Talents’ international jury: Film and Televison Actor Mark Chao, General Coordinator of Cannes’ Semaine De La Critique Rémi Bonhomme, Award Winning Photographer Rena Effendi and World Explorer and Adventurer Mike Horn. From the 15 short-listed films, the jury deliberated to ultimately come to a consensus on the three winning productions.

Meet the winners and their films
1st Position - Mexico
Oasis, by Faride Shroeder
Faride Shroeder is a Mexican writer and director. Strong of fourteen years in the film and advertising industries, she directs commercials, writes and directs her own film projects. Passionate about images and in a constant search for beauty through her attention to details, her film Oasis was selected as grand winner of the competition especially for its brilliant sensitivity towards the treatment of this year’s theme.

2nd Position – Czech Republic
The one about the shirt, by Daniela Hýbnerová
Native from Czech Republic, Daniela Hýbnerová is currently in the second year of her Bachelor degree in animated film at FAMU International in Prague. Inspired by the Wes Anderson universe and the world of Harry Potter, she is passionate with storytelling, drawing and animation. Her passion for animation and the originality of her short film were felt by the jury, granting her the second step of the podium.

3rd Position – Iran
Home, by Teymour Ghaderi
Native from Czech Republic, Daniela Hýbnerová is currently in the second year of her Bachelor degree in animated film at FAMU International in Prague. Inspired by the Wes Anderson universe and the world of Harry Potter, she is passionate with storytelling, drawing and animation. Her passion for animation and the originality of her short film were felt by the jury, granting her the second step of the podium.

More than 7,400 trees planted
Native from Czech Republic, Daniela Hýbnerová is currently in the second year of her Bachelor degree in animated film at FAMU International in Prague. Inspired by the Wes Anderson universe and the world of Harry Potter, she is passionate with storytelling, drawing and animation. Her passion for animation and the originality of her short film were felt by the jury, granting her the second step of the podium.

At a glance
Nespresso Talents is a competition whose unique global concept pushes the boundaries of traditional cinema and allows participants to explore their creativity from a new angle: filming a 3-minute short film, documentary, fiction or animation, in vertical 9/16 format.

  • “Virtuous Circles” was this year’s theme, in honor of Nespresso’s belief in circularity and constant striving to create virtuous circles in everything the brand does in the pursuit of exceptional coffee
  • One global competition and local amplification in 11 Nespresso Markets (Belgium, China, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia and Spain)
  • 743 short films submitted (compared to 380 in 2019) from 47 countries
  • 4 Jury members for the global competition and 42 Jury members for the local competitions
  • International contest: 15 films short-listed, 3 winning productions
  • Local contests: 112 films short-listed, 33 winning productions
  • 10 trees planted per short film submitted, for a total of 7,430 trees to be planted in Colombia

To watch Nespresso Talents’ international award ceremony and for more information, please visit:

www.nespresso.com/talents

www.purprojet.com/project/coffee-for-peace

     

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