Layla Kaylif Wins The 4th Annual IWC Filmmaker Award

BY Harper's Bazaar Arabia / Dec 13 2015 / 21:11 PM

The award was presented by IWC brand ambassador Dev Pa­tel at the One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai

Layla Kaylif Wins The 4th Annual IWC Filmmaker Award
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IWC Filmmaker Award winner Layla Kaylif poses following the prize giving
Layla Kaylif Wins The 4th Annual IWC Filmmaker Award
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Director and Producer Hany Abu Assad poses with his wife during the IWC Filmmaker Award Night 2015 at The One Only Royal Mirage
Layla Kaylif Wins The 4th Annual IWC Filmmaker Award
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CEO of IWC Schaffhausen Georges Kern R poses with guests during the IWC Filmmaker Award Night 2015
Layla Kaylif Wins The 4th Annual IWC Filmmaker Award
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Turkish actress Tuba Buyukustun poses with CEO of IWC Schaffhausen Georges Kern
Layla Kaylif Wins The 4th Annual IWC Filmmaker Award
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Georges Kern and actress Hind Sabri
Layla Kaylif Wins The 4th Annual IWC Filmmaker Award
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TV presenter Raya Abi Rached poses with IWC Regional Brand Director Luc Rochereau
Layla Kaylif Wins The 4th Annual IWC Filmmaker Award
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Dubai Film Market Manager Samer Al Marzooqi, Dev Patel, Layla Kaylif, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen Georges Kern, actress Hend Sabry and Director Hany Abu Assad stand on stage
Layla Kaylif Wins The 4th Annual IWC Filmmaker Award
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Dev Patel

IWC Schaffhausen hosted the fourth IWC Filmmaker Award this weekend, where Layla Kaylif won the esteemed award for her film The Letter Writer.

“This year, yet again, we have received numerous applica­tions for great films that have immensely impressed us. We are proud to see the talents of the region take such great steps forward, and we look forward to further sup­porting and contributing to the art of filmmaking in the region as a whole,” commented Georges Kern, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen.

For the fourth consecutive year, IWC Schaffhausen col­laborated with the DIFF to grant one talented filmmaker from the region the esteemed award. This year’s winning project was selected from three shortlisted scripts which were evaluated by a jury comprising film industry experts from the region along with IWC CEO Georges Kern and DIFF Chairman Abdulhamid Juma. Accompanying them on the jury was the leading expert on Arab cinema, DIFF Artistic Director Masoud Amralla Al Ali. The jury was head­ed by Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad and Tunisian actress Hend Sabry.

The event’s master of ceremonies was IWC brand ambas­sador and television personality Raya Abirached, who highlighted the work of IWC Filmmaker Award winners of previous years Maysoon Pachachi and Abdullah Boushahri.