The Lumière festival has become one of the largest international festivals of classic cinema. Once a year in Lyon, the birthplace of the Cinematograph, the cinema world celebrates the vitality and memory of film, taking a contemporary journey through works of the past (restored films, retrospectives, tributes...). Thanks to all the participating theaters, the festival shines across Lyon and its surrounding area, reaching a wide audience.
The Lumière Award has recognized a cinema personality for his or her entire body of work and relevant role in the history of cinema. This artist is celebrated in Lyon, the birthplace of the Lumière Cinematograph.
The 14th edition of the celebration of heritage cinema in Lyon with a big festival for everyone!
Cinematographic heritage also involves a worldwide economy, a market and industry professionals.
Your finest restorations at the Lumière festival! Submit your film(s) for the 2022 Lumière Classics selection.
From welcoming the public to accompanying guests to distribution tasks, get an inside glimpse of the festival, while contributing to its smooth advancement.
Show your support for a unique cultural event.
Middle school workshops, High school prize, kids’ movie at the Halle Tony Garnier… Film buffs of tomorrow have their own program.
Make your arrival and stay in the capital of gastronomy easy as pie.
Feel like taking advantage of the festival to explore Lyon’s monuments, recommended spots, hidden & secret corners? Head toward your office of tourism.
Lumière encourages public transportation. On festival Saturdays, get 40% off tickets, while kids ride free.
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