FIRST “FILMMAKER AWARD”  AT IWC GALA DINNER

The presentation of the first “Filmmaker Award” will take place during the IWC gala dinner on 26 September, 2015, as part of the 11th Zurich Film Festival, to which the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has invited some 200 VIP guests including Oscar winner Christoph Waltz and director Marc Forster. The award was set up by the Association for the Promotion of Film in Switzerland (Verein zur Filmförderung in der Schweiz), a non-profit organization founded by Marc Forster, IWC CEO Georges Kern, the co-directors of the Zurich Film Festival Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri, and the CEO of Ringier, Marc Walder. The four finalists in the run-up for the “Filmmaker Award” are: “Europe, She Loves” (Lisa Blatter, Andreas Hörl, Jan Gassmann); “Goliath” (Dario Schoch, Rajko Jazbec, Dominik Locher); “Und Morgen Seid Ihr Tot” (“Tomorrow You’ll Be Dead”) (Bernhard Burgener, Norbert Preuss, Michael Steiner); “Waffenläufer” (“The Gun Runner”) (Stefan Eichenberger, Ivan Madeo Hannes Baumgartner).