Celebrating British Film and British Film Talent

On Tuesday 6 October 2015 you can join Britain’s top film stars and industry elite for the BFI’s fundraising gala LUMINOUS, in partnership with IWC Schaffhausen.

LUMINOUS 2015 will be a spectacular event to celebrate British film and film talent and will raise 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.

Tickets are now completely sold out, but you can still be there in spirit and make a much-valued donation to the cause at the heart of LUMINOUS, the BFI National Archive, by bidding in our auction.

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.  

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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.

For further information on any of the auction lots please contact Claire Alfrey on 020 7815 1400 or

Absentee bids for live auction items can also be placed directly with the BFI. To request a form please contact Claire Alfrey at the details above. Please note that absentee bids must be submitted to the BFI no later than noon Tuesday 6 October 2015.

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:

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The BFI is at the very heart of British Film. Through our priceless collection of film and television, education programmes, the BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express®, Southbank cinemas and investment in British film production, we are keeping the magic of film alive for everyone – forever.

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