IWC Schaffhausen and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) have begun taking submissions for the sixth IWC Filmmaker Award. The award comes with a $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.”