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The Lumière Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary
Cinematography was born in Lyon, France, where the Lumière Festival is held every year. A major gathering for cinephiles, the event became one of the world’s most important film festivals in just ten years. Each year, the festival reinvents itself to offer about 185,000 people exceptional screenings presented by actors, film makers, historians, critics, and “Lumière Ambassadors”.
The Lumière Film Festival is impressive in every way. In just 8 days, 60 different sites feature 424 films selected to give the public an opportunity to discover and rediscover cinematic treasures.
In 2019, Institut Lumière cooperated with Lyon Métropole and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region to organize the 11th edition of the Lumière Film Festival. The event was held throughout the greater Lyon area from Saturday, October 12 to Sunday, October 20. The Lyon Convention Centre is proud to host the Lumière Award ceremony in its amphitheater for the 11th consecutive year.
Francis Ford Coppola receives Lumière Award
Over the past 10 years, the Lumière Film Festival has attracted nearly 1.5 million people and has attributed the Lumière Award to ten other big names for their lifetime achievements in cinema. Recipients from previous years include Jane Fonda, Wong Kar-wai, Catherine Deneuve, Martin Scorsese, Pedro Almodóvar, Quentin Tarantino, Gérard Depardieu, Ken Loach, Milos Forman, and Clint Eastwood.
This year, we had the immense privilege of presenting the Lumière Award to film maker Francis Ford Coppola, the author of great film successes and some of the most famous movies of the XXth century. The award ceremony took place on Friday, October 18, 2019, in the Lyon Convention Centre’s main amphitheater.
Standing at the tip of Lyon’s International City area, between the Rhône River and Parc de la Tête d’Or, the atypical building hosts both conferences and shows-concerts. During the Lumière Film Festival, the amphitheater rolled out the red carpet for over 3,000 spectators and stars.
The Lumière Film Festival created “Lumière Classics” for its 11th edition. This new series features the finest restorations presented by archives, producers, owners, distributors, studios, and cinematheques. The new label was created to support selected French and international films
As we wait patiently for the 2020 edition, here are some photos of the ceremony with Francis Ford Coppola receiving the Lumière Award at the Lyon Convention Centre.