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IWC Schaffhausen and DIFF Support Arab Filmmakers with Sixth IWC Filmmaker Award
IWC Schaffhausen and DIFF Support Arab Filmmakers with Sixth IWC Filmmaker Award

Dubai, UAE, May 23, 2017:  IWC Schaffhausen and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) have begun taking submissions for the sixth IWC Filmmaker Award. The award comes with a USD 100,000 cash prize and aims to bring a feature-length film project being developed by a Gulf director to the screen. The winner will be announced at the IWC gala dinner during the 14th edition of the DIFF in December 2017.

For the sixth consecutive year, IWC Schaffhausen is the official ‘Festival-Time’ partner of DIFF, where the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer will once again present the IWC Filmmaker Award to a promising Arab director. “Supporting filmmakers and their projects is something we are very passionate about. As watchmakers, we completely understand how much time and effort filmmakers invest in creating a true work of art that people can emotionally connect with”, explains Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen. DIFF Chairman Abdulhamid Juma added: “We are honoured to be working with IWC Schaffhausen once again to support talented filmmakers in the Gulf region. Every year, the scripts we receive set a new benchmark in terms of creativity and innovation. We are privileged to be able to help bring the winning story to life in the cinema.”

Entries for the sixth IWC Filmmaker Award can be submitted online via the DIFF website, from now until 1 August 2017. An independent jury will choose the three short-listed entries, which will then compete for the award.

Last year, the fifth IWC Filmmaker Award went to Emirati director Abdullah Hassan Ahmed for his project “Birth”. It tells the story of a worried father who receives tragic news about his son, who is fighting in a distant war. The award was presented by actress Olga Kurylenko and Palestinian actor Ali Suliman, who was the head of the jury. In the past, the jury had featured celebrities such as Academy Award winner and IWC brand ambassador Cate Blanchett, Golden Globe winner and IWC brand ambassador Emily Blunt, Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad and Tunisian actress Hend Sabri.

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Posted on : Tuesday, May 23, 2017  10:16:00 AM UAE local time (GMT+4)
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