Jacques Held A Retrospective Photography Exhibition To Celebrate The 10th Anniversary Of Cooperation With The Venice International Film Festival

To commemorate the brand’s 10th anniversary in the film industry and to pay tribute to artists who have made outstanding contributions to the contemporary film industry, Jaeger-LeCoultre will be on September 2-12, 2015 during the Venice International Film Festival An extraordinary photography exhibition on Lido Island.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award
   This behind-the-scenes production photography exhibition organized by Jaeger-LeCoultre will provide visitors with an opportunity to learn about filmmaking and let people see the creative process of different artists, such as Takeshi Kitano, Abbas Kiah Abbas Kiarostami, Agnès Varda, Sylvester Stallone, Mani Ratnam, Al Pacino Al Pacino), Spike Lee, Ettore Scola, and James Franco. They have made outstanding contributions to the creation and birth of film art, and have won the Jaeger-LeCoultre Director’s Honor Award. This annual award was created by Jaeger-LeCoultre and the Venice International Film Festival. The Swiss watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre expressed its strong support for the unique artistic perspective. Jaeger-LeCoultre Global President Daniel Riedo pointed out: ‘High-end watches and films have a common value: to realize beautiful dreams through aesthetic creativity and superb skills, bringing wonderful feelings. Swiss watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre Jaeger-LeCoultre brings together talented master craftsmen to create many masterpieces of timepieces, such as the talent of screenwriters, directors, actors and technicians to create a film art work. Both worlds are wonderful interpretations of wonderful ideas.

Jaeger-LeCoultre and film
In 2013, Swiss watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre launched the Filmmaker in Residence program. This program is part of the Film Society of Lincoln Center series in New York City and is designed to support New York City filmmakers and their future film projects. Since 2011, Jaeger-LeCoultre has become a partner of the Shanghai International Film Festival, assisting the heritage protection of the Chinese film industry by funding the restoration of classic films. This is the first private company to participate in such a cause. Jaeger-LeCoultre, who has devoted himself to supporting the film industry in various ways, is more proud to be a sponsor of the San Sebastian Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival and the Los Angeles Film Festival.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Director Honor Award

2007 Takeshi Kitano, ‘Glory to the Filmmaker’!
2008 Abbas Kiarostami, ‘Shirin’ 2008 Agnès Varda, ‘Les Plages d’ Agnès’
2009 Sylvester Stallone, The Expendables
2010 Mani Ratnam, Raavanan
2011 Al Pacino, Wilde Salomé, 2012 Spike Lee, Bad 25
2013 Ettore Scola, ‘Federico is strange! ‘(Che strano chiamarsi Federico!)
2014 James Franco, The Sound and the Fury
2015 Brian De Palma-