Edge of Tomorrow star to help judge the winner of the IWC Filmmaker Award.
British actress Emily Blunt, star of Edge of Tomorrow and the upcoming Into the Woods, has joined the jury for the third annual IWC Filmmaker Award at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) (Dec 10-17).
The award, sponsored by Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen, ill be presented to the winning filmmaker at a gala on Dec 11.
The award includes a cash prize of $100,000 to help a filmmaker from the Middle East transfer his or her vision from script to screen.
This year’s winning project will be selected from three shortlisted scripts, which will be assessed by a jury of international film industry experts including Blunt.
Last year’s IWC Filmmaker Award was presented to Emirati director Waleed Al Shehhi for his work Dolphins, written by UAE author and poet Ahmed Salmeen. The ninth edition of DIFF saw Iraqi-Emirati director Maysoon Pachachi become the first filmmaker to receive the IWC Filmmaker Award for Nothing Doing in Baghdad.