Two South African scholarship holders awarded prize in Paris for their film on wine and the media

Students received prize for Best Film for Wine Professionals at the 2014 annual International Œnovideo Grape and Wine Film Festival

Two young South African filmmakers, media specialists and wine enthusiasts, and Master’s scholarship recipients of the Embassy of France in South Africa this year, have been awarded the prize for creating the Best Film for Wine Professionals at the 2014 annual International Œnovideo Grape and Wine Film Festival.

Ms Kristen Duff and Ms Gosia Podgorska received their prize in Paris at the Palais de Luxembourg on 10 September. Their film, titled Generation Wine, was one of the 12 best films of the year, awarded to films from 7 different countries.  Generation Wine explores the South African wine market in the context of the fight against alcoholism against the industry of wine marketing, and how this can be influenced by possible future legislation.   

Œnovideo is an annual festival and competition for films on wine, and is one of the largest and oldest wine film festivals in Europe.  It takes place each year in a different wine producing region, this year in Valençay.

Ms Duff and Ms Podgorska have now started their studies towards MSc degrees in Wine Business at the School of Wine and Spirits Business of the Burgundy School of Business in Dijon.