The 2013 Trophée Chopard – Encouraging new talent
Yesterday night, Colin Firth presented esteemed honor of the Trophée Chopard 2013 to Blanca Suárez, the delightful Madrid-born actress revealed by Pedro Almodóvar, and Jeremy Irvine, the stubborn hero of “War Horse”. The ceremony held in the lounges of the Hotel Martinez was attended by great names in the world of cinema.
As the official partner of the Cannes Film Festival since 1998, Chopard confirmed its commitment to the silver screen in 2001 by creating an award, Trophée Chopard, crafted by the artisans of our Geneva workshops, destined to encourage the up-and-coming generation in the film industry. With each edition of the Festival, a committee composed of industry professionals selects both a male and female up-and-coming artist regarded as a genuine discovery destined for success.
For this 13th edition, the jury consisted of Caroline Scheufele, executive editor of Variety Steve Gaydos, actress Olivia Munn, producer Harvey Weinstein, director Taylor Hackford, as well as director and screenwriter John Wells. Presented by Alessandra Sublet, the ceremony also looked back on the careers of the awardees with a short retrospective documentary.
The prize-giving ceremony was followed by a gala evening held in the Chopard Lounge celebrating the 2013 laureates, and featuring an exclusive performance by Solange Knowles and artist Alexandre Billard. The Trophée Chopard has become one of the Festival’s most acclaimed events. Fan Bing Bing, Cara Delevingne, Sonam Kapoor, Livia Firth, Paz Vega, Nadine Labaki, all wearing Chopard, as well as Harvey Weinstein and Miguel Angel Silvestre attended this glamorous evening.