EVENT UPDATE : BFI LUMINOUS GALA DINNER & AUCTION .. THE GUILDHALL LONDON .. OCTOBER 6TH 2015
Tuesday 6 October 2015 Britain’s top film stars and industry elite including Dame Joan Collins gather for the BFI’s fundraising gala LUMINOUS, in partnership with IWC Schaffhausen.
LUMINOUS 2015 a spectacular event to celebrate British film and film talent and will raise
Joan sensational on the red carpet earlier
vital funds to secure the future of the BFI National Archive - the UK’s national collection of film and TV and one of the greatest heritage collections in the world.
LUMINOUS will be hosted by the inimitable Jonathan Ross; our live auction will be led by renowned auctioneer Lord Dalmeny; and all will take place in the gothic splendour of the Guildhall in London.
With a passion for innovation and an international reputation for supporting landmark projects in film, we are delighted to welcome IWC Schaffhausen as our headline partner.
This year, the LUMINOUS auction is open online, giving film-lovers everywhere a chance to bid on once-in-a lifetime film experiences and extraordinary movie artefacts that have been donated by BFI supporters and filmmakers.
So whether you’d like to own a pair of Eddie Redmayne’s glasses from The Theory of Everything; attend the Opening Night of the Venice Film Festival; or have a BFI expert curate your own private film club just for you - there is something for everyone.
All proceeds from LUMINOUS will go towards the BFI’s FILM IS FRAGILE campaign, which aims to raise £1 million to protect and make available the national British film collection. Every donation the BFI receives up to £400,000 will be matched by a generous supporter – so every gift will be worth twice as much.
You can also help us by making a much valued donation to the BFI National Archive – you can send a cheque, call us, or visit our website: bfi.org.uk.