Watch Now: Your VIP Pass Inside The IWC Filmmaker Award Ceremony 2016

BY Alexandra Venison / Dec 12 2016 / 16:27 PM

As Emirati filmmaker Abdullah Hassan Ahmad takes home the prestigious award, Bazaar brings you all the glamour from the evening

Watch Now: Your VIP Pass Inside The IWC Filmmaker Award Ceremony 2016
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Ali Suliman (left) with winning Emirati filmmaker Abdullah Hassan Ahmad and Olga Kurylenko
Watch Now: Your VIP Pass Inside The IWC Filmmaker Award Ceremony 2016
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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.