Moët & Chandon is celebrating 25 years as the champagne of success and glamour by inviting aspiring filmmakers to create and submit a 30–60 second film that captures their unique expression of “The Now.” According to a statement released by Moët & Chandon, after submissions close on January 4, 2016, 25 finalists will be selected by the panel and will be featured in a 25-hour-long online film festival, where people around the world will be encouraged to watch and vote for their favorite film.
Additionally, films will be viewed by a panel of notable members of the film community, including Golden Globe–winning actress Gina Rodriguez, producer David Guillod, Brio Entertainment Partner Rachel Sheedy, CAA agent Ryan Tarpley, and We Are From LA — the award-winning directors of Pharrell Williams’s interactive 24-hour music video for Happy. And, according to a company press release, “one outstanding filmmaker will be selected to receive a $25,000 filmmaking grant, exposure on all Moët USA’s social media channels, and a trip for two to the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards in 2016 as Moët’s special guests.”
“We are thrilled to support the next generation of filmmakers as we celebrate Moët’s quarter century at the Golden Globes,” said Thomas Bouleuc, Vice President of Moët & Chandon. “Moët has a rich history with cinema, and we are delighted to bring exposure and support to the career of a future Hollywood success.”
“For the past twenty-five years, Moët & Chandon has celebrated Hollywood’s leading filmmakers and brightest stars as the official champagne of the Golden Globe Awards. To mark this very special anniversary, Moët has established an annual fund to give back to the creative community. The fund was created to support the next generation of Hollywood, those dedicated to passionately telling their stories through the art of film.”
“In its inaugural year, the festival’s theme is ‘Capture the Now,’ which is about seizing all the experiences in one’s life and truly living with spontaneity. A bottle of its champagne is opened every second around the globe, so Moët understands that every moment is an experience, and every experience is an opportunity to live in the #MoetMoment.”
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