Year after year, Rolex celebrates excellence in filmmaking.
Since 2017, Rolex and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences together have encouraged transmission in all its forms, promoted excellence and celebrated inspiration and progress.
2021 The making of a masterpiece
Some would stop at a vision. Rare are those with the will and strength to bring it to life. It takes the work of countless technicians, engineers and artisans. Each of them an essential part within a complex mechanism. It is the sum of these skills and expertise, of these innumerable meticulous gestures, which enables to spark a unique emotion. But just like a Rolex watch, a masterpiece, is much more, still. The emotions they stir never fade. They are as much a science as they are an art. And they are the result of only one prerogative: to always push beyond limits.
2020 Four iconic filmmakers pay tribute to their mentors
Martin Scorsese, Kathryn Bigelow, Alejandro G. Iñárritu and James Cameron still remember the challenges that young filmmakers face. By paying homage to those that inspired them, these legendary directors encourage the next generation to surpass themselves and to strive for artistic excellence.
2019 To a future filmmaker
Filmmakers Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Kathryn Bigelow have each made their mark on cinema. Eager to share their experience, they encourage the next generation to pursue their own ideas with the uncompromising passion that characterizes their own work.
2018 Celebrating masters of cinema
The history of cinema is defined by the work of those who combined vision, inspiration and artistry with technical mastery. Rolex is proud to support Oscar-winning directors Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, Kathryn Bigelow and Alejandro G. Iñárritu as they continue to push the boundaries of excellence.
2017 James Cameron, the art of storytelling
The films of James Cameron are part dream, part adventure. They tell of his passion for innovation in technology as much as his love of deep-sea exploration. His ambition has reaped rewards: Titanic, winner of 11 Oscars®, is tied for the most awards ever, while Avatar holds the record as the highest-grossing film in history.