Dom Perignon Champagne Magnums for Film Festival Honorees
Nicollo Ragazzoni, Dom Perignon VP with Julia Fitzroy, Regional Director of Marketing Dom Perignon
By Bonnie Carroll
Dom Pérignon returned for the fourth year as the Official Champagne of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival; a partnership that celebrates exceptional talent, inspiration, freedom of expression and impact in the world of film. Over the course of the festival, Dom Pérignon celebrated the SBIFF tribute honorees in the luxurious and singular Dom Pérignon Lounge, lovingly referred to as 'the green room,' where celebrities sip bubbly and savor caviar hors d'oeuvres prepared by Opal Restaurant.Vice President of Dom Perignon Niccolo Ragazzoni and Julia Fitzroy, Regional Director for Dom Perignon walked the red carpet during the Annual Festival, proudly representing the company that has been a supporting sponsor for SBIFF since 2014.
Saoirse Ronan, Santa Barbara Award recipient, as well as Allison Janney and Margot Robbie, Performers of the Year recipients, all left the stage at the Arlington Theatre holding their awards and climbed the stairs up to the Dom Perignon Lounge, where they were presented personalized magnum's of Dom Perignon as Niccolo Ragazzoni, VP of Dom Perignon looked on. Sam Rockwell, American Riviera Award recipient was delighted with his commemorative gift of a signature Dom Perignon magnum. The 2018 SBIFF honorees included Willem Dafoe, Gary Oldman, Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell, Margot Robbie and Allison.
Willem Dafoe on the red carpet
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