NESPRESSO Vertical Shorts 2018

A celebration of innovation, passion, and excellence in the filmmaking:
This is a call to all filmmakers to challenge the conventional by telling stories through the format of vertical video.

The Nespresso Vertical Shorts 2018 competition is in partnership with the Cultural Center of the Philippines,
and the Cinemalaya Foundation Inc. It is open to all Filipinos, including those residing and working abroad.

Selected entries will be premiered during the Cinemalaya Film Festival season from Aug. 3 to 12, 2018.
Awarding of winners will be held during the Awards Night on Aug. 12, 2018 at the CCP little Theatre.



Entries must be an original film entered on the Filipino value of "Pagmamalasakit" (Empathy) as the competition theme. Videos must be shot in Vertical Format (9:16), not more than 3:00 minutes, including credits.

Submission of Entries

  • June 20, 2018 6:00pm (GMT) -
    Deadline of submission of entries
  • July 20, 2018 6:00pm (GMT) -
    Announcement of finalists
  • August 12, 2018 - Awarding of winners

Selection of winners

  • 1st Place - ₱50,000
  • 2nd Place - ₱30,000
  • 3rd Place - ₱20,000
  • All winners will take home
    Nespresso machines and coffee capsules.


2018 THEME

Pagmamalasakit or empathy is one of our core values. The ability to understand and identify
with another person's feelings or situation is a shared trait that we, as Filipinos, are proud of.