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IWC – DIFF Film Awards – January News


Cate Blanchett announces female film direct Haiffaa Al Mansour as winner for her project “Miss Camel”

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The award ceremony was held at the IWC “For the Love of Cinema” gala event in the One&Only Royal Mirage’s Arabian Court during the 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). The winner received a grant of USD 100,000 for her project and an IWC Da Vinci Automatic 36 with a blue dial (Ref. IW458312) from the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer.

The main theme of the gala event was the involvement and achievements of women in cinema and filmmaking. Highlights of the evening were an emotional dance routine and a breathtaking performance by talented singer Christine Said. The after-party was kicked off by the soulful powerhouse duo from London HanLei.


The jury was headed by Academy Award winner and IWC Schaffhausen Ambassador Cate Blanchett for the third time. Among the jury members were Tunisian actress and IWC brand ambassador Hend Sabri, IWC CEO Christoph Grainger-Herr, DIFF Chairman Abdulhamid Juma and DIFF Artistic Director Masoud Amralla Al Ali.

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(Pictured above: Sir Patrick Stewart, Cate Blanchett and IWC Schaffhausen CEO Christoph Grainger-Herr attend the sixth IWC Filmmaker Award gala dinner)

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(Pictured above is Actress Tuba Buyukustun and  IWC Schaffhausen CEO Christoph Grainger-Herr)

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(Pictured above: IWC Da Vinci 36 with blue dial – part of the prize offering for the lucky winner)

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