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Chablis stars at the Oenovidéo Festival and Born Digital Wine Awards 2016


An innovative film showing the Chablis vineyard from a bird’s eye point of view has won an award at the Oenovidéo Festival 2016 and at the Born Digital Wine Awards. (Click on the video just below to watch)

Out of a total of 103 films from 12 countries in the running, just 28 were selected for screening at the international Oenovidéo Festival which ran in Frontignan, southern France, from 26-29 May. During the event, which unites the worlds of cinema and wine, the Grand Jury, along with the partner and public juries, awarded prizes to 14 wine-related movies, including that of the BIVB Chablis.

The judging was presided over by director and screenwriter Philippe Muyl (The Nightingale 2015; Magique! 2008; The Butterfly 2003; amongst others).

Later in the year, the 24th November 2016, at the Born Digital Wine Awards, the video received among 267 films in competition, 22 countries, 5 languages the award for best wine film 2016.


This video, produced by Bourgogne Live Production, and using a Cineflex camera fixed to the nose of a helicopter, was born from the BIVB Chablis’s desire to offer a brief illustration of the richness, elegance, and diversity of the Chablis terroir through a fun, educational film.

The video invites viewers to travel across the Chablis winegrowing region, to enjoy a taste of the landscape, to understand the importance of the River Serein which snakes through it, and to gain a grasp of its religious heritage. The film offers a new way to understand what makes Chablis wines so unique, but also to appreciate the diversity of Climats that make up the region, with the clever touch of drawing the boundaries of each Climat over the living vines as the camera passes over them.

This film is accessible to all and is also being used within the framework of training sessions organised by the BIVB Chablis for industry professionals in the UK, including the Bourgogne Wines Club; WSET; and AFWS seminars.

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