A Dagupeña-Silaynon filmmaker and an alumna of EDNAS School, Dagupan, Grade School ‘86, was one of the top 3 winners in the Nespresso Talents 2020, an international creative film competition, for her 3-minute video “My Brother” – a short film about a boy’s admiration for his older brother who continues to be his paragon.
On 9 July 2020, EDNAS Group of Schools’ Assistant Program and Finance Director, Massah Gonzales-Gamboa, second daughter of EDNAS School’s founder, president, and school director, Edna Torio-Gonzales, earned third place in the competition with 83 film entries from the Philippines and 743 films from 47 countries. She is a graduate of Assumption College, San Lorenzo, Makati, with a degree in Mass Communications and earned her masters degree in film from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), USA.
Nespresso Philippines formed a prominent set of jury consisting of directors Jose Javier Reyes and Antoinette Jadaone; TV and events host, Marc Nelson; Nespresso Asia Regional Business Development Manager, Fabio de Gregorio; and Novateur Coffee Concepts Managing Director, Patrick Pesengco. Also, the Nespresso Talents International Jury is composed of bona fide judges such as the general coordinator of La Semaine de la Critique, Rémi Bonhomme; world-renowned photographer, Rena Effendi; film and television actor, Mark Chao; and explorer and adventurer, Mike Horn.
The Nespresso Talents is a celebration of creative filmmaking. This 2020, on its fifth run, the theme is “Virtuous Circles”. Contenders were asked to submit a 2 to 3-minute vertical video which tells a story on how good deeds can change something for the better and become a catalyst for something bigger.
Nespresso continues to inspire filmmakers to foster positive change and celebrate passion and expertise everywhere possible. Winning films will receive cash prizes, trophies, nespresso machines with capsules and an invitation to an all-expense paid trip to the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France.
The Philippines is the only Southeast Asian country that joined this year’s Nespresso Talents. By Kristine Cielo Braganza
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