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01 June 2016 — OIV life

The 23rd Oenovideo Festival in the land of Muscat de Frontignan

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Under the patronage of the OIV, the 23rd Oenovideo Festival was held in Frontignan on 26-29 May 2016. This year, the Grand Jury gave awards to Canadian, Georgian and Slovenian productions.

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Out of 28 officially selected films and a total of 15 hours of screening, the 2016 Oenovideo Grand Prix was awarded to the Canadian film "Au pif" from Pimiento inc., produced by Bachir Bensaddek y Orlando Arriagada. This is a documentary on the world of sommellerie seen through the eyes of the Québécoise sommelier Véronique Rivest.

President of the Grand Jury, Philippe Muyl, during the announcement of the Oenovideo Grand Prix

In total, including the selections of the Grand Jury, the public and the partner judges, 14 films received awards. Consult the 2016 list of award winners.

Under the theme "Le printemps des vignes : le retour de la vie !" ("Springtime for vines: coming back to life!"), the 11th Terroir d'Images exhibition was held at the same time. Out of over 1500 works by amateur photographers and professionals from 12 competing countries, 110 photographs were officially selected.

The official award ceremony will take place on Wednesday 14 September 2016 at the Palais du Luxembourg in Paris. At this time, the best photographers of the Terroirs d'images exhibition will also be recognised and presented with awards.

A première in Hérault

Nestled between sea and scrubland at the edge of the Thau lake, Frontignan was the first town in Hérault to host Oenovideo, an itinerant festival since its beginnings. It was also an opportunity to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Muscat de Frontignan appellation. Between each screening, attendees were able to awaken their senses in the land of Muscat and engage in discussions with regional wine producers and film directors.