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IWC Schaffhausen at the Tribeca Film Festival 2015

Date2015-03-30T11:00:00

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IWC Schaffhausen celebrates the world of filmmaking for the third year as the Official ‘Festival-Time’ Partner of the Tribeca Film Festival® (TFF) in New York. With a passion for filmmaking that is shown through support of international film festivals in Beijing, Dubai, London, Zurich and New York with TFF, IWC truly believes that the similarities between the world of watchmaking and filmmaking run deep.

IWC is not only the Official ‘Festival-Time’ Partner of these international events: they also present the IWC Filmmaker Award, which includes a grant to allow a film-maker to further establish themselves and pursue their art.

Photos from the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival:

Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days Edition “TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2015”

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IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days Edition “TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2015”

IWC Schaffhausen’s unwavering passion for the world of filmmaking continuesas it marks its third year as Official ‘Festival-Time’ Partner of the Tribeca Film Festival®. The Swiss luxury watch manufacturer will again honor the festival with a special edition watch, the Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days Edition “TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2015.” The timepiece is an exceptional tribute to the renowned New York-based festival, to be produced in a limited number of 100 and exclusively available for purchase in IWC boutiques within the US.

IWC Schaffhausen Celebrates the Tribeca Film Festival®

 

The IWC Filmmaker Award

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—2015's award winner, Deb Shoval, alongside (L-R) Jay Dockendorf (2014 winner), Georges Kern, Christoph Waltz, Ryan Harrington, and Joel McHale
IWC Filmmaker Award

With the express aim of promoting up-and-coming filmmakers, IWC founded the IWC Filmmaker Award several years ago. IWC presents the award as part of its commitment to the film festivals of Beijing, Zurich, London, and Dubai, and now for the third year in its role as Official ‘Festival-Time’ Partner of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Tribeca Film Institute, which supports emerging and established filmmakers with grants and professional development, invited talented emerging filmmakers to submit their scripts for the IWC Filmmaker Award.

The award celebrates the fearless artistry, stunning beauty and supreme craftsmanship unique to cinema by providing $25,000 in production or post-production funds to one feature-length narrative film. The winning film must demonstrate innovation and technical mastery or inventiveness through direction, cinematography and/or editing.

The IWC Filmmaker Award is designed to promote the vision of storytellers of all genres whose work clearly demonstrates that they have gone above and beyond just making a film; they have used exquisite attention to detail and unusual and signature techniques to manipulate the medium, thus creating an unforgettable sensory experience for the audience.

Since 2013, IWC has donated $100,000 (USD) annually to the Tribeca Film Institute, furthering its commitment to the Institute, future filmmakers and the next generation of Hollywood.

The IWC Filmmaker Award is designed to promote the vision of storytellers of all genres whose work clearly demonstrates that they have gone above and beyond just making a film.

FUNDING

Curated by TFI staff and a select jury, one prize grant of $25,000 will be offered to the film that best fits the criteria of the fund and can benefit from the extra promotional exposure. The awarded filmmaker will be honored and announced at the annual IWC “For the Love of Cinema” Event and on IWC digital and social media channels. In addition to funding, the awarded filmmaker will receive customized year-round support from TFI, including one-on-one guidance and consultation, helping their films to reach completion and enter the marketplace in the best possible position.

IWC Deb Shoval, Georges Kern
—Deb Shoval and Georges Kern

2015 WINNER: Deb Shoval

2015 IWC Filmmaker Award Winner Deb Shoval’s short film AWOL premiered at Sundance in 2011 and was featured in the New York Times article “Big Movies Coming in Small Packages.” The feature version of AWOL, starring Lola Kirke, is currently in post-production. Shoval has an MFA in Film from Columbia University and a BA in Sustainable Agriculture from Hampshire College.

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—2014 IWC Filmmaker Award winner Jay Dockendorf and IWC CEO Georges Kern

2014 WINNER: JAY DOCKENDORF

The 2014 IWC Filmmaker Award was presented to Brooklyn filmmaker Jay Dockendorf. His film project, “Naz + Maalik,” left a profound impression on jury members Beth Janson, Executive Director of Tribeca Film Institute, Paula Weinstein, Executive Vice President of the Tribeca Film Festival, Jeff Malmberg, the 2013 IWC Filmmaker Award winner, and Georges Kern, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen. “Naz + Maalik” tells the story of two Muslim teens hustling the streets of Brooklyn on a hot summer day – when their secretive behavior unwittingly lands them into the crosshairs of the War on Terror. With the additional funds that are part of the IWC Filmmaker Award prize, Jay was able to complete his film as it was originally envisioned, and the full-length feature is set to premiere at the 2015 SxSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas.

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—2013 IWC Filmmaker Award winner Jeff Malmberg

2013 WINNER: Jeff Malmberg

The inaugural IWC Filmmaker Award at the Tribeca Film Festival was presented to Brooklyn filmmaker Jeff Malmberg in 2013. Jeff won the award for his documentary entitled “Marwencol”. An alumnus of the Tribeca Film Institute, Jeff’s approach to his subject matters conveyed a cinematic sensitivity that impressed the jury.

Unique Piece Auction with Christie's

To honor the festival and support its nonprofit affiliate, the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI), IWC along with TFI will auction a unique one of one piece with a special online-only auction with Christie’s, the world’s leading art business. The auction will take place on Christie’s website from April 1st through April 10th, 2015.

The IWC Portofino Monopusher “Tribeca Film Festival 2015” is made with a white gold case and offers unique touches, such as a slate grey dial representing New York City, the home of the Tribeca Film Festival, as well as bordeaux subdials meant to reflect the red carpet glamour of the Festival.


Update: Auction Results

The IWC Portofino Monopusher Edition “Tribeca Film Festival 2015” Unique Piece in white gold (Ref. IW515105) was auctioned off during an online-only auction on Christies.com Christie’s. The exclusive watch sold for $50,000. The entire proceeds will benefit Tribeca Film Institute®, the nonprofit affiliate of the Tribeca Film Festival® in New York City. Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen reprises its role as the Official ‘Festival-Time’ Partner of the Tribeca Film Festival for the third year.

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