IWC Schaffhausen recently celebrated the art of filmmaking at its fifth annual “For the Love of Cinema” gala dinner at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

 Filmmaker Chloe Zhao (C) receives an award from actress Rosamund Pike and CEO of IWC Schaffhausen Christoph Grainger-Herr

Source: IWC Schaffhausen

For the first time, the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer presented the IWC Filmmaker Award to three nominees: Chloé Zhao, Anahita Ghazvinizadeh and Abu Bakr Shawky. Their works left an impression on the jury members, which included Paula Weinstein, EVP of Tribeca Enterprise; Amy Hobby, Executive Director of the Tribeca Film Institute; Matt Ruskin, last year’s award winner; and Christoph Grainger-Herr. Other than the awards, the exclusive event also saw the performance of the Tony- and Grammy Award-winning Cynthia Erivo.


Samantha Bee on stage during the gala dinner


Uma Thurman


Model Adriana Lima and actor Ryan Eggold


Actress Christina Ricci, IWC Schaffhousen CEO Edourd D'Arbaumont and Karolina Kurkova


Christoph Grainger-Herr, Grace Hightower, Robert De Niro and Georges Kern



Actress Zosia Mamet and CEO of IWC Schaffhausen Christoph Grainger-Herr


Comedian Samantha Bee and CEO of IWC Schaffhausen Christoph Grainger-Herr


Cynthia Erivo performs during the exclusive gala event

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Hosted by comedian Samantha Bee, the gala dinner entertained more than 170 guests including actresses and models such as Rosamund Pike, Uma Thurman, Taylor Schilling, Adriana Lima and Karolina Kurkova.

 The co-founders of the Tribeca Film Festival, Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, and Craig Hatkoff, along with Christina Ricci, Josh Lucas, and Alice Eve as well as Ryan Eggold, were also added to the roster of A-listers who were at the event.

As a watchmaker, IWC Schaffhausen understands the high degree of dedication and craftsmanship that goes into crafting something that one can connect with, hence its dedication to support both up-and-coming and established filmmakers through the awards.

Tags: IWC, Tribeca Film Festival