Nespresso Talents 2017: Vertical Short Film Video Contest YOU HAVE THE POWER TO...
Share something today and make a difference in the world. Every story is worth telling, so go tell your own with Nespresso Talents 2017.
Get your film seen by film fans from around the world, including our panel of expert judges from within the industry. The selected filmmakers will be flown to Cannes Film Festival, plus receive cash rewards of up to €6,000 and exclusive mentoring opportunities. More film selected for a total of €33,000 rewards.
Your story can take place in your home, in your neighbourhood, in your classroom... It can feature your friends, family, or complete strangers. It can be a documentary about the real world, or a fictional world of your own creation.
The only rule is that it must be shot in 9:16.
In this mobile world, more and more people are watching vertical video, so challenge yourself with this new format and see what you can create. Every story is worth telling, so go tell your own.
Created in 1986, Nespresso pioneered the portioned coffee segment and has been continuously innovating to deliver the highest quality coffee experiences to consumers worldwide. From the very beginning, the Nespresso concept has revolutionised the way people enjoy their coffee and has shaped our global coffee culture. But none of this would be possible without extraordinary talent.
Nespresso seeks out people who think differently, who are prepared to go further, push boundaries and demonstrate creativity in what they do. For this reason, Nespresso has supported or created platforms that recognize outstanding creativity and talent such as the Cannes Film Festival and “La Semaine de la Critique” or Berlin Film Festival and Berlinale Talents.
Storytelling is part of our brand DNA. We understand the power of immersing an audience into a story, and we believe that there’s no greater medium for storytelling than film.
Nespresso seeks out people who think differently, who are prepared to go further, push boundaries and demonstrate creativity in what they do. For this reason, Nespresso has always supported or created platforms that recognize outstanding creativity and talent. Storytellers have an incredible power. They are able to provide hope, make us laugh, make us cry and change the world around them.
CALL TO ACTION
This year, Nespresso want to inspire filmmakers to create positive change in the world and champion filmmaking talent from around the world. By working with filmmakers, we want to create a rallying cry for a brighter tomorrow.
You have the power to…
You have the power to change today. You can change it in a big way, you can change it in a small way. You can change the lives of others, or change something in yourself. You have the power to tell a story that makes the world laugh. You have the power to share a message that makes it pause for thought. You have the power to share an idea, a dream, a poem, a lesson. You have the power. Share something today and make a difference in the world. Every story is worth telling, so go tell your own with Nespresso Talents 2017.
Your story can take place in your home, in your neighbourhood, or in your classroom. It can feature your friends, family, or complete strangers. It can be a documentary about the real world, or a fictional world of your own creation. The only rule is that it must be shot in 9:16.
In this mobile world, more and more people are watching vertical video, so challenge yourself with this new format and see what you can create.
An international jury will judge and select the works and there will be a selection from the shortlisted made also on the basis of the votes gathered on nespresso.com/talents website!
The selected videos will be announced at the Cannes Film Festival, where some of the filmmakers will be invited to attend a showcase of their works.
All genres are welcome (eg. comedy, drama, mystery…) in the form of fiction, documentary, animation or clip video.
Language: English, or subtitled in English. Please ensure that subtitles are synced with the voices on the film. SRT files will be required for all shortlisted films.
Video length: 3 minutes max.
Video Format: 9:16 Full HD 1080X1920, 25fps, high quality sound, file .mp4 or .mov, codec video h264, minimum rate 10000 kbps
Max size: 2GB
We require the use of original unreleased music or music taken from Userfarm’s Music Library, available for every filmmaker.
Branding & authenticity Guidelines
It is fundamental that the videos do not contain or refer to other brands and products different from Nespresso. If there are products we require them to be blurred otherwise the video will not be approved. Please note that the videos submitted must be original, not previously broadcasted or published online
All filmmakers entering the contest will be required to provide personal photos and some biographical details to be eventually published with their film including:
o Name & surname
o Age o Country
o The film title
o A sentence about the author
o A quote on vertical (140 characters max). How does it inspire you?
-Please add this information when uploading your content in your video’s description
- Please upload your photo as zipped file (together with the releases form) in the “Actors and or other people's rights” field when uploading your content
● Your film can be created with any digital device or software including digital film cameras, smartphones, digital still cameras and camcorders.
● Video that has been retouched using software or by other means will be accepted.
● Retouched photography using camera app or photo editing app is also accepted.
● Both color and monochrome films will be accepted.
The Selection Process
The Jury: The Jury for the Nespresso Talents 2017 contest is composed by filmmakers (emerging and established) cinema experts and/or Nespresso representatives. The names of jury members will be confirmed at a later stage.
From all the entries to the contest, 15 films will be shortlisted by the jury to be viewed online on nespresso.com/talents.
The public will be able to vote on the said website for their favourite films.
International Overall Selection: This category will reward 2 films selected by the jury.
International Schools Selection: One Film submitted by a student will be selected by the jury as the recipient of the schools reward.
International Popularity Selection: Two films will be selected on the basis of votes received on the nespresso.com/talents platform
In parallel with the international contest, a number of films from residents of Czech Republic, Mexico, USA, Spain and UK & Ireland will also be shortlisted for public voting in separate contests on nespresso.com/talents for each of those territories. For each one of these five territories, the film(s) receiving the most votes will be selected for that territory’s reward.
A film is eligible for multiple selections, so a film submitted by a resident of UK could be selected for the UK & Ireland reward, the International Overall Selection reward and the International Popularity reward.
Selected filmmakers’ announcement:
Selected filmmakers will be announced at the Cannes Film Festival 2017 ceremony organized by Nespresso, except selections for: (i) Czech Republic local contest, that will be announced at Karlovy Vary Festival; and (ii) USA local contest, that will be announced at Tribeca Film Festival.
• 11.02.2017: Contest Launch
• 07.04.2017: Submissions Deadline 23.59 CEST
• 14.04.2017: Shortlist announced and public vote begins on nespresso.com/talents for USA contest
• 17.04.2017: Public vote ends for USA local contest
• 27.04.2017: Selection announcement of USA local contest at Tribeca Film Festival
• 25.04.2017: Shortlists announced and public vote begins on nespresso.com/talents for all other contests (international and local)
• 02.05.2017: Public vote ends for all other contests (international and local)
• 19.05.2017: Selection announcement for International, UK & Ireland, Mexico and Spain local contests and ceremony in Cannes organized by Nespresso
• 30.06.2017-8.07.2017: Selection announcement for Czech Republic local contest at Karlovy Vary Festival 2017
International Overall Selection: 2 videos; €6,000 per video
Plus an invitation for each of the two selected filmmakers to the ceremony at Cannes Film Festival 2017. Both selected filmmakers will receive mentoring sessions in Cannes with Semaine de la Critique and Berlinale Talents representatives and the jury’s favourite film will be showcased on Festivalscope platform Nespresso will directly arrange and pay for travel to Cannes and accommodation in Cannes for the two selected filmmakers. (2 days / 1 night in a 4* hotel)
International Popularity Selection:
Most popular video: 1 video; €3,000
Plus an invitation for the most popular selected filmmaker to the ceremony at Cannes Film Festival 2017. Its film will be showcased in the presence of the Jury Members, representatives from La Semaine de La Critique and media invited for the occasion by Nespresso. Nespresso will directly arrange and pay for travel to Cannes and accommodation in Cannes for the selected filmmaker. (2 days / 1 night in a 4* hotel)
Second most popular video: 1 video; €3,000
International Schools Selection: 1 video; €2,000
USA Popularity Selection: 3 videos; €1,000 per video + invitation of filmmakers to Tribeca Film Festival 2017. Nespresso will directly arrange and pay for travel and accommodation in Tribeca (New York) for the 3 selected filmmakers
One of the most popular selected filmmaker chosen by a jury at Tribeca Film Festival will be also invited to the ceremony at Cannes Film Festival 2017. Nespresso will directly arrange and pay for travel to Cannes and accommodation in Cannes for the selected filmmaker
Czech Republic Popularity Selection: 3 videos; first most popular video €3,000; second and third most popular videos, €1,000 per video. The 3 filmmakers will be also invited to Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2017. Nespresso will directly arrange and pay for travel and accommodation in Karlovy Vary for the 3 selected filmmakers
Mexico Popularity Selection: 3 videos; €1,000 per video + invitation of filmmakers to Morelia Film Festival 2017. Nespresso will directly arrange and pay for travel and accommodation in Morelia for the 3 selected filmmakers
UK & Ireland Popularity Selection: 1 video; €1,000 + invitation of filmmaker and its guest to the ceremony at Cannes Film Festival 2017. Nespresso will directly arrange and pay for travel to Cannes and accommodation in Cannes for the selected filmmaker and its guest
Spain Popularity Selection: 1 video; €2,000 + invitation of filmmaker to San Sebastian Film Festival 2017. Nespresso will directly arrange and pay for travel and accommodation in San Sebastian for the selected filmmaker
Here you will be able to get in touch with our community team, ask questions and request information. You can also read and go through previous questions from your fellow videomakers.
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