Over the past decade, Jaeger-LeCoultre, the top Swiss watchmaking brand, has established a long-term cooperative relationship with the film industry. From September 4th to 14th, 2014, Jaeger-LeCoultre will sponsor the 39th Toronto International Film Festival for the first time, and celebrate with celebrities in Canada and the international film industry. In addition, Jaeger-LeCoultre is proud to support the TIFF Rising Stars program. The program aims to select four budding Canadian stars to participate in a series of public events and private industry meetings to gain a comprehensive understanding of different areas of the film industry.
On August 6, 2014, at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival Tomorrow’s Star Program press conference held in Toronto, Canada, the organizers announced four new stars selected this year: Sophie Desmarais ), Julia Sarah Stone, Shannon Kook, and Alexandre Landry. They will receive intensive professional training during the festival and learn from industry casts such as international casting directors, filmmakers, producers and development supervisors. In a four-day excitement, they will join hands with the Film Festival to represent the Canadian film industry and film rookies on this world stage. Previous Star of the Day winners include Sarah Gadon, who has starred in Maps to the Stars, Belle, and the forthcoming Young Christina The Girl King; Katie Boland; Tatiana Maslany, twice won the film critic’s best with the appearance of the television series Orphan Black Actress Award; Evelyne Brochu, who has starred in Orphan Black, Pawn Sacrifice; and Megan Park.
The Toronto International Film Festival Art Director Cameron Bailey said, ‘The rookies selected for the Tomorrow Star 2014 have different styles, and each of them has earned a place in the industry with a unique work. We are very excited to welcome them into the program and hope Can help them develop in Canada and the international film industry. ‘
Sophie has collaborated with many Canadian film masters, including Denis Villeneuve, Denis Coté, Xavier Dolan, and Sebastian Pai Lotte (Sébastien Pilote). Sophie plays Sarah in the film Sarah Prefers to Run directed by Chloé Robichaud, a young runner who is determined to make a difference on the track and field. The film became one of the hit films at the Toronto International Film Festival, earning her numerous accolades, including the Vancouver Film Critics Association’s Best Actress Award, the RiverRun Spark Award, and making it a media site at the Indiewire 2013 Cannes Film Festival The top ten ‘Top Ten Actors’ selected. In 2004, she starred in her first English film and co-starred in the historical drama ‘Head in the Clouds’ with Charlize Theron and Penélope Cruz. We’ll also see Sophie’s again in Qu’est-ce qu’on fait ici by Julie Hivon, Henri Henri by Martin Tallbot, and the forthcoming Gurov and Anna by Rafaël Ouellet Figure.
Julia Sarah Stone
In 2011, Julia became famous for her role in the Canadian independent production of ‘The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom’ and won the best performance in the Los Angeles Young Artist Awards International Film Selection. prize. In 2013, she played a street-sleeping, emotionally troubled teenager in the widely-acclaimed TV series ‘The Killing’ on the AMC TV channel, which was well received by the audience. Julia has also starred in ‘The Pastor’s Wife’ on the Lifetime Movie Network TV channel, ‘RL Stine’s The Haunting Hour’ on the Hub Network TV channel, and independently produced the Canadian film ‘Vampire’ ‘Vampire Dog’ is an excellent performance of a house girl against pressure from peers. Recently, she appeared in the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival Finalist ‘Wet Bum’, directed by Lindsay McKay. In the future, he will also appear in ‘Every Thing Will Be Fine’ by Wim Wenders, ‘Vernon God Little’ by Werner Herzog, and Charlie Kao ‘How and Why’ by Charlie Kaufman.
Shannon Cook graduated from the prestigious National Theatre Academy of Canada, and starred in the stage of the Factory Theatre and Citadel Theatre. The Forbidden Phoenix was nominated for the Dora Award, and began his career. Shannon has made guest appearances on the popular CBC TV series The Border and Being Erica, Disney XD’s Aaron Stone, and the award-winning HBO TV series Durham County. He also played a recruit in Global’s hit TV series ‘Rookie Blue’ and in the Emmy-nominated TV series ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ Played Zane in three seasons. In 2013, Shannon’s first major breakthrough in the film industry was a supporting role in the box office blockbuster movie ‘The Conjuring’ directed by James Wan. He also co-starred with Tomorrow’s previous winner Cara Gee in Peter Stebbings’ ‘Empire of Dirt’, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival’s main competition unit. In the future, Shannon will star in Gillian Flynn’s 2009 best-selling thriller film Dark Places. The cast also includes Chloë Grace Moretz, Charlize • Charlize Theron, Christina Hendricks, Nicholas Hoult, Corey Stoll, etc.
Alexander studied drama and singing at the National Academy of Drama in Canada, and later played a key role in Montreal’s works Les Aventures de Lagardère, Chambre (s), and Tom à la ferme. Soon after, he starred in the popular Quebec TV series Destinées. He also became famous in his first feature film, Gabrielle, directed by Louise Archambault. His perfect interpretation of the character Martin has earned him acclaim and won several international awards, including the Jean-Claude Jean Best Newcomer Award at the Dieppe Canada Film Festival and the Valois Magelis Best Actor at the French Angoulême Film Festival Award, Best Actor Award, Gijon Film Festival, Spain, and Best Supporting Actor Award, Canadian Film Festival, Vancouver Film Critics Association. At the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, Alexander starred in the film ‘L’ amour au temps de la guerre civile’ directed by Rodrigue Jean.
Jaeger-LeCoultre and the Film World
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s close cooperation with the world’s leading film festivals began with the Venice International Film Festival. To pay tribute to the talents of filmmakers, Jaeger-LeCoultre founded the ‘Glory to the Filmmaker Award’ in recognition of those who ‘have made outstanding contributions to the development of contemporary film’. Filmmakers who have won the award include Takeshi Kitano (2007), Abbas Kiarostami (2008), and Agnès Varda (2008 Years), Sylvester Stallone (2009), Mani Ratnam (2010), Al Pacino (2011), Sri Lanka Spike Lee (2012) and Ettore Scola (2013), the first Italian filmmaker to receive this award.
Since 2011, Jaeger-LeCoultre will be the official partner of the Shanghai International Film Festival for 6 consecutive years. Jaeger-LeCoultre holds a gala dinner and charity auction each year to raise money for the production of Chinese films and the restoration of many classic Chinese films, and contributes to the rescue of China’s long-standing film culture tradition. jobs. So far, Jaeger-LeCoultre has funded the restoration of ‘One River Spring Water Flowing East’ (upper and lower), ‘Eight Miles and Clouds’, ‘Cross Street’, ‘Crows and Sparrows’, ‘Beautiful People’, ‘ Nine classic Chinese movies, including “Wanjia Lantern”, “My Life” and “Sisters on Stage”. And decided to restore Wu Yusen’s classic masterpiece ‘The True Colors of Heroes’ in 2015 in order to arouse greater attention from all walks of life in the restoration of old movies.
Since 2011, Jaeger-LeCoultre is proud to be the official partner of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival for three consecutive years. The film festival was founded in 2007. With exciting activities, it inspires local people’s attention and love for movies, inspires filmmakers, and promotes the development of the film industry in the Middle East. In 2012, Jaeger-LeCoultre became a partner of the International Film Festival in San Sebastian, Spain.
Jaeger-LeCoultre announced in April 2013 that it has established an annual partnership with the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York. This is a well-known non-profit film organization in the United States. Based on this cooperation, Lincoln Center and Jaeger-LeCoultre jointly launched the annual ‘Filmmaker in Residence’ program. The two major players in the film industry play a unified role and fully support the development of film art. Every year, artists will have the opportunity to create or improve new works in New York City, talented rookies have the opportunity to participate in master classes, receive mentorship or cultural exchange, and participate in rich project content with members of the Lincoln Center Film Association and the film community. British director and screenwriter Andrea Arnold was voted ‘Resident Filmmaker of the Year’ in 2013, and this year’s critically acclaimed Argentine director Lisandro Alonso was named ‘2014’ Permanent Filmmaker. ‘ Jaeger-LeCoultre’s partnership with the New York Lincoln Center Film Association also extends to two of its most authoritative events of the year-the Chaplin Award annual feast and the New York Film Festival. The 17-day film festival will showcase the world’s most successful and heavy film works of the year.
In 2014, Jaeger-LeCoultre sponsored the 20th Los Angeles Film Festival for the first time from June 11th to 19th, and held the ‘Women Leaders: Women Directors and Creators Recognition Meeting’ on June 14th. The ‘Glory to the filmmaker Award’ was presented at the Shots: A Celebration of Women Directors and Showrunners event to celebrate outstanding female directors and creators who have had a major impact on film development and Hollywood box office. This year, producer Lisa Cholodenko was the special director of the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival and won the first Jaeger-LeCoultre Director Honor Award, which recognizes outstanding people who bring innovation to modern cinema.