CAP D’ANTIBES, FRANCE – MAY 19: (L to R) Paolo Sorrentino, Charles Finch and Isabelle Gervais attend The 9th Annual Filmmakers Dinner hosted by Charles Finch and Jaeger-LeCoultre at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 19, 2017 in Cap d’Antibes, France. (Photo by David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Finch & Partners )

Finch & Partners, in partnership with Jaeger LeCoultre awarded Italian director Paolo Sorrentino the Annual Filmmakers award in front of VIP guests at the Hotel du Cap, Antibes.

“It really is great to honour Paulo who spirit both as an artist and as a man is greatly inspiring to me personally. His work encompasses the most important elements of life to me. Love, humor, passion and the unexpected of the spirit and fantasy.” said Charles Finch.

CAP D’ANTIBES, FRANCE – MAY 19: A general view of the atmosphere at The 9th Annual Filmmakers Dinner hosted by Charles Finch and Jaeger-LeCoultre at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 19, 2017 in Cap d’Antibes, France.
Pic Credit: Dave Benett

The Host and Attendees

The event, hosted by Charles Finch, was attended by models Coco Rocha, Naomi Campbell, and Eva Herzigova, actor Adrien Brody, actresses Olga Kurylenki, Gemma Arterton and Elizabeth Olsen, screen writer and director Abel Ferrara, director Takashi Miiake, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Katya Mtsitouridze amongst others.

Coco Rocha Filmmakers dinner Finch & Partners and Jaeger-LeCoultre. Antibes_credit Greg Williams

About the Evening’s Festivities

Guests enjoyed cocktails on the terrace followed by dinner and dancing that continued long into the night. For the third year, guests were invited to view a special photographic exhibition, “the Art of Behind the Scenes” which showcased pictures from some of the worlds most accomplished ‘on set’ photographers. The exhibition was produced by Finch and Partners and Jaeger LeCoultre and featured previously unseen images of Bridget Bardot, Sophia Loren, and James Dean, evoking to truly Glamour’s history of the film festival. This year the exhibition also included a series of contemporary photos taken in New York, Paris, and Shanghai with a vintage Compass camera developed in 1937 by Jaeger-LeCoultre.

CAP D’ANTIBES, FRANCE – MAY 19: Naomi Campbell attends The 9th Annual Filmmakers Dinner hosted by Charles Finch and Jaeger-LeCoultre at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 19, 2017 in Cap d’Antibes, France.
Pic Credit: Dave Benett

Previous Winners

Now it’s ninth year, the annual filmmakers dinner continues to develop into one of the most important events during the Cannes Film festival and is synonymous with the glamour and magnitude of the festival itself. Previous recipients of the filmmakers award have included Nick Broomfield, Gus Van Sant, Alfonso Cuarón, Christopher Hampton, Bernardo Bertolucci and Bertrand Tavernier.

Dinner draws together some of the film industry is most talented and celebrated individuals, during which the filmmakers award is presented.

CAP D’ANTIBES, FRANCE – MAY 19: Adrien Brody attends The 9th Annual Filmmakers Dinner hosted by Charles Finch and Jaeger-LeCoultre at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 19, 2017 in Cap d’Antibes, France. (Photo by David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Jaeger-LeCoultre and Photography

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s involvement in photography dates back to 1937, when LeCoultre & Cie manufactured the ‘Compass’ a full-featured camera small enough to fit into a cigarette packet based on a demanding design but Englishman Noel Pemberton Billing, a reality that only a watchmaker could fulfill. Only 4000 of them were made. This exceptional camera featured in exposure meter, rangefinder, EV indicator, angle viewfinder, telescopic lens shade, built-in filters and a device for panoramic and stereoscopic views. 1938 advertisement declared compass the embodiment of scientific system miniature cameras. “Built like a watch – and simple to use.”

CAP D’ANTIBES, FRANCE – MAY 19: Olga Kurylenko attends The 9th Annual Filmmakers Dinner hosted by Charles Finch and Jaeger-LeCoultre at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 19, 2017 in Cap d’Antibes, France.
Pic Credit: Dave Benett

Shared Values Across Two Worlds

Haure Horlogerie and the worlds of cinema and photography share common values: each creates dreams and a sense of wonder through aesthetic and technical mastery. Jaeger-LeCoultre draws upon the talent of its many Artisans to create exceptional watch objects, just as it takes talented writers, directors, actors and technicians to produce the work of filmmaking art. It is all about two worlds infused with creative ingenuity.

About Finch & Partners: Finch & Partners Corporate Creative Agency is a global creative brand consultancy which represents and advises some of the worlds most distinctive brands and institutions within the cultural, philanthropic, political and entertainment sectors. With offices in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Bangkok and New York Finch & Partners negotiates major celebrity campaigns and creates content through events and publishing.

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