Singapore, November 26, 2016-During the 27th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF), IWC Schaffhausen and awards sponsor Marina Bay Sands at the latter’s integrated resort The China Film Festival jointly held the first Singaporean ‘For the Love of Cinema’ filmmaker’s evening banquet to celebrate the enthusiasm of both parties for film art and expand Singapore’s art audience. In addition to an IWC Portuguese chronograph watch, Hollywood star and IWC brand ambassador James Marsden presented the first ‘IWC Outstanding Filmmaker’ award to Vietnamese-born French director Chen Yingxiong at a dinner party. Further highlights the brand’s partnership with the Singapore International Film Festival.
‘We are very honored to present Chen Yingxiong’s first ‘IWC Outstanding Filmmaker’ award in Southeast Asia in recognition of his outstanding talents and achievements. We have clearly decided to award Chen Yingxiong from the beginning, and he has been in film production since his debut Breakthroughs in the field and created a unique style of film. ‘Said Georges Kern, CEO of IWC.
Vietnamese-born French director Chen Yongxiong stood out with his debut work, The Scent of Green Papaya (1993), and won critical acclaim in the international film industry. This film not only includes important awards at the Cannes Film Festival, but also Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Following the success of the first film, Chen Yingxiong’s second film, Cyclo, won him the 1995 Lions Award at the Venice Film Festival. His latest work, Eternity, is his first French-language film production and is screened at the Singapore International Film Festival.
‘I am very glad to have won the ‘IWC Outstanding Filmmaker’ award during the Singapore International Film Festival. IWC is known for its great support and passion for film production, and it is also launched with the Singapore International Film Festival, which also supports future talent development. Cooperation is definitely my honor to be able to get this brand. ‘Vietnamese director Chen Yingxiong said.
Hollywood actor and IWC’s latest official brand ambassador James Marsden commented: “Being able to participate in this iconic event held by IWC in Singapore and presenting the ‘IWC Outstanding Filmmaker’ award to Chen Yingxiong To celebrate his unparalleled creative talent and film work, it means a lot to me. I wish him even greater success in the future of film development. ‘
The ‘IWC Outstanding Filmmaker’ Award was presented at the first ‘For the Love of Cinema’ filmmaker’s evening banquet held at Marina Bay Sands South Crystal Pavilion. The exquisite and gorgeous floor-to-ceiling glass venue was carefully crafted into a gorgeous stage. With the picturesque Marina Bay skyline as the background, the participants were exposed to the fantastic gorgeous scenery.
The dinner was co-hosted by Mr. Qiao Qisi, CEO of IWC, George Tanasijevich, President and CEO of Marina Bay Sands, and the Singapore International Film Festival. The wonderful melody was attended by more than 300 guests, including representatives from the film, fashion and cultural circles. Star-studded and star-studded on the red carpet, attended by Prince Albert II of Monaco, Hollywood star and IWC brand ambassador James Marsden, and famous Hollywood film director Darren Aronofsky. ), Korean actor Baek Sung Hyun, Singapore filmmaker Qiu Jinhai, Chen Ziqian and Wu Junfeng, and Chen Yingxiong.
George Tanaszewicz, President and CEO of Marina Bay Sands, said: ‘We are delighted to be working with IWC Schaffhausen in this extraordinary event to recognize films in Asia and surrounding areas Talent. More importantly, the collaboration tonight will help Singapore International Film Festival gain more support and raise the level of film festivals to a whole new level. ‘
In addition to IWC brand ambassador James Marsden giving the first ‘IWC Outstanding Filmmaker’ award to Vietnamese-born French director Chen Yingxiong, IWC CEO Qiao Qisi also presented an IWC to the award-winning director Portuguese series chronograph (model: IW371446). Other highlights of the evening included a well-known film soundtrack performed by the Symphony Orchestra and a charity auction. The auction included a total of 11 items, including the February 2017 British Film Academy Awards ceremony, a dinner party and a VIP invitation for two parties. Inferno posters autographed by Tom Hanks, Irrfan Khan and director Ron Howard, and the movie ‘The Red Lantern’ One of the ten globally limited edition lithographs in the character of Gong Li. The auction proceeds totaled nearly S $ 240,000 and this money will be donated to the Singapore International Film Festival’s education and development programme. The guests also enjoyed a rich dinner specially designed for the event by four famous chefs of Marina Bay Sands: Chef Joshua Brown from Wolfgang Puck’s CUT restaurant, and from Sky on 57’s restaurant. Chef Justin Quek, Executive Chef Christopher Christie of Marina Bay Sands, Chef of Waku Ghin Restaurant and Tetsuya Wakuda.
IWC Portuguese Chronograph (Model: IW371446)
Schaffhausen IWC has been a sponsor and official film festival timing partner of the Singapore International Film Festival since 2015. In addition to its many projects demonstrating its passion for the film industry, IWC Schaffhausen maintains close and long-term relationships with internationally renowned actors, filmmakers and other influential people in the film industry. Hollywood stars Cate Blanchett, Rosamund Pike and Dev Patel not only represented IWC on the red carpet, but also participated in joint projects with brands in person. Such as movies and photo shoots. In addition, as a gorgeous accessory, IWC is also favored by countless movies and TV series.