Champagne Taittinger has announced a new partnership with the British Independent Film Awards.

Under the agreement, Taittinger will be the Champagne Partner of the Awards and its programme of events.

The awards are designed to highlight and celebrate the best independent British film and filmmakers and the best future prospects. This latest news coincides with nominations for the 2016 awards, which have just been announced.

Lynn Murray, marketing director at Hatch Mansfield, the UK sole agents for Champagne Taittinger, said: “Taittinger is very much the Champagne for the independently minded, making it the natural partner to the British Independent Film Awards. With our support of RADA and BAFTA this third strand provides seamless support of British film and television be it craft, production or acting from grass roots to emerging and emerged talent and reinforces our support of the arts. Taittinger Nocturne City Lights will be the official toast celebrating success in the build up to this year’s awards, its soft, mellow style makes it perfect bubbles for the night-time celebrations.”