Now in its fifth year, the IWC Filmmaker Award Ceremony was once again a spectacular night, celebrating regional talent. Hosted in the enchanting grounds of the One&Only Royal Mirage, guests walked the red carpet before being treated to a gourmet gala dinner, as Emirati filmmaker Abdullah Hassan Ahmad was announced as the winner for his script Sunrise.
Beating out two other nominees - Emirati director Nujoom Al Ghanem with Salem and Qatari director Hafiz Ali Ali for his animated film The Search for the Star Pearl - Ahmad will receive just over Dhs350,000 (USD$100,000) to help in bringing Sunrise to the big screen.
Among the glamorous guests in attendance were actor Ali Suliman and actress/model Olga Kurylenko who were there to hand out the prestigious award, alongside IWC's CEO Georges Kern. Following the announcement, the celebrations continued with a dazzling party late into the evening. Catch all the happenings from the stylish event in our exclusive video below.