Jaeger-LeCoultre has established a longstanding connection with the film industry for close to a decade now. The Brand will celebrate the best of International and Canadian cinema at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival, as a first time sponsor of the festival from September 4th through 14th, 2014. Jaeger-LeCoultre also announced its support to the TIFF Rising Stars, an initiative that immerses four up-and-coming Canada’s actors in a series of public events and private industry meetings in order to be mentored in the different facets of the industry.
The 2014 TIFF Rising Stars were announced during the Canadian Press Conference in Toronto. Sophie Desmarais, Julia Sarah Stone, Shannon Kook, and Alexandre Landry are the four emerging talents who will receive intensive professional development with international casting directors, filmmakers, producers and development executives during the Festival. TIFF Rising Stars will be a part of the Festival’s ongoing to promoting Canadian cinema and talent on the world’s stage over four exciting days.
Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival says “ The 2014 Rising Stars are a diverse group of actors, each carving his or her own path in the industry with unique projects. We are thrilled to welcome them to the programme and look forward to charting their trajectory in the Canadian industry and abroad.”
Jaeger-LeCoultre has been closely associated with the best artistic film festivals around the world starting with the Venice International Film Festival. Jaeger-LeCoultre also partners the Shanghai International Film Festival. Last year Jaeger-LeCoultre announced a new multi-year partnership with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, America’s pre-eminent New York based non-profit film organization. In June 2014, Jaeger-LeCoultre honored filmmaking at the Los Angeles Film Festival, as a first time sponsor of the festival and hosted the “Women Who Call the Shots: A Celebration of Women Directors and Showrunners” event.