October 4, 2016, London, UK — IWC and BFI jointly hosted the IWC Flimmaker Bursary Award presentation dinner at the Rosewood Hotel in London. Stars gathered at the dinner party, and Oscar actor Cate Blanchett and other filmmakers participated in the event. Georges Kern, CEO of IWC, and Amanda Nevill, CEO of the British Film Association, presented the ‘IWC New Filmmaker Award’ to British filmmaker Hope Dickson Leach and sponsored a £ 50,000 grant to assist Development of her film career. At the same time, in order to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the London International Film Festival, IWC launched the Spitfire Pilot’s Watch Chronograph ‘2016 London International Film Festival’ limited edition to congratulate.
IWC CEO Georges Kern, British Film Institute CEO Amanda Nevill, and actor Cate Blanchett present awards to winner Hope Dickson Leach
IWC Spitfire pilot chronograph ‘London International Film Festival 2016’ Limited Edition
IWC has been a co-sponsor of the British Film Institute since 2014 and the official timing partner of the London International Film Festival. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the London International Film Festival, IWC has launched a limited edition (model: IW387812) of the 2016 Spitfire Pilot’s Watch Spitfire Pilot’s Watch Chronograph. The watch is made of stainless steel with an elegant blue strap. The case is engraved with ‘BFI Film Forever’ and its unique limited number. This watch is equipped with IWC 89365 self-made movement, with timing function and flyback function.
Georges Kern, Chief Executive Officer of IWC, said, ‘We are very pleased to present the ‘IWC New Filmmaker Award’ to Hope Dickson Leach, a very promising filmmaker. On the 60th anniversary of the London International Film Festival It is a matter of great pride for us to work together with the British Film Institute, which is committed to promoting the development of the film industry, to help young filmmakers achieve their film career dreams. ‘
The purpose of the ‘IWC New Filmmaker Award’ is to encourage and support new film talents and provide them with the financial assistance needed for film creation and production. The ‘The Levelling’ film produced by Hope Dickson Leach, the winner of the first ‘IWC New Filmmaker Award’, stands out through the London International Film Festival’s selection and review of thousands of entries.