NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 88 RUE DU RHONE, the Swiss-watch company founded by the grandsons of legendary watchmaker Raymond Weil, has been selected as the official watch partner for Miami International Film Festival, produced and presented by Miami Dade College. Taking place on March 7 – 16, 88 RUE DU RHONE is thrilled to be a part of the festival's many film-focused events, screenings, and galas which attracts more than 60,000 audience members and more than 400 filmmakers, producers, talent and industry professionals.
"88 RUE DU RHONE is honored to be chosen as the official watch sponsor for the Miami International Film Festival," said Pierre Bernheim, Co-Founder and CEO of 88 RUE DU RHONE. "Our watches embody Hollywood glamour and style and Miami offers the perfect backdrop for our sophisticated, vibrant timepieces. We are proud to support local independent filmmakers at a world-class festival that highlights such remarkable talent in the industry."
88 RUE DU RHONE will play a role in the Festival's Opening Night on Friday, March 7 and will also have a presence at the Festival's opening gala at the Olympia Theater at Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, where guests have the chance to try on their favorite 88 RUE DU RHONE watch styles. 88 RUE DU RHONE is also excited to announce that they will be gifting a watch in honor of John Turturro, who is being presented with the Career Achievement Tribute Award during a ceremony held on Sunday, March 9.
More guests and Hollywood talent are expected to be announced. The 31st edition of Miami International Film Festival runs March 7-16, 2014. For tickets and more information, please visit www.miamifilmfestival.com or call 305-237-FILM(3456).
About 88 RUE DU RHONE:
88 RUE DU RHONE was founded in 2012 by Elie and Pierre Bernheim, the grandsons of legendary watchmaker Raymond Weil. 88 RUE DU RHONE embodies Swiss excellence and contemporary watch design all for accessible prices. 88 RUE DU RHONE's Swiss-crafted luxury timepieces are recognizable through their refined and sophisticated design where the number 8, encompassing the ideology of good fortune and infinity, is inherent throughout the entirety of the collection. 88rdr.com
About Miami International Film Festival (MIFF):
Celebrating its 31st anniversary March 7 - 16, 2014, MIFF is considered the preeminent film festival for showcasing Ibero-American cinema in the U.S., and a major launch pad for all international and documentary cinema. Produced and presented by Miami Dade College, it is the only major festival housed within a college or university.
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