Jaeger-LeCoultre and the Film Society Of Lincoln Center are partnering on a multi-year partnership and launch of the upcoming Filmmaker in Residence initiative. 

The initiative will launch in September in New York. A panel of filmmakers and screenwriters will oversee the selection process of the nominee to be announced in June, and will get the chance to develop or refine new work in New York City.

He or she may take part in masterclasses, mentorships or cultural exchange and enrichment film programmes with Film Society members, the film community and the public.

The new partnership also extends to the Film Society’s 40th Annual Chaplin Award Gala and the 51st New York Film Festival. Throughout the year, Jaeger-LeCoultre and the Film Society will partner on a series of events, including the annual Film Comment Luncheon in January and a Tastemaker Screening Series. 

“Creating a dedicated programme for cinema with the Film Society Of Lincoln Center is a privilege for Jaeger-LeCoultre,” said Jaeger-LeCoultre CEO Jérôme Lambert.

“This partnership will serve as a US anchor for Jaeger-LeCoultre at the crossroads of culture in America. As a Swiss manufacturer who has dedicated all its technical art to excellence and creativity for the past 180 years, we are delighted to be partnering with such an esteemed institution who has such an extensive reach within cinema.”

“We are thrilled to be working with Jaeger-LeCoultre, and excited to share such an important initiative as the Filmmaker in Residence programme with such an esteemed partner,” said Film Society Of Lincoln Center executive director Rose Kuo. “The new initiative will allow the Film Society and Jaeger-LeCoultre to both deepen their support for filmmakers and offer that support at an earlier stage in the creative process.”

Jaeger-LeCoultre backs the Glory To The Filmmaker Award at the Venice International Film Festival, which has gone in the past to the likes of Spike Lee, Al Pacino, Agnes Varda and Abbas Kiarostami.

Jaeger-LeCoultre has also been a supporter of the Shanghai International Film Festival and the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.