The film world came out in force to support the BFI at LUMINOUS, our inaugural fundraising gala. Here are some of the auction items that went under the hammer.
Britain’s top film talent gathered forces this week for LUMINOUS, an unprecedented fundraising gala event to celebrate British film and film talent and help secure the future of the BFI National Archive – one of the greatest heritage collections in the world and the UK’s national collection of film and TV.
Hosted by Jonathan Ross, the gala featured an auction and uniquely commissioned live and filmed creative content for the event from Idris Elba, Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Vanessa Redgrave and Martin Scorsese alongside filmmakers Destiny Ekaragha and Bola Agbaje and a host of other UK film talent including a live musical performance from Eliza Doolittle.
Up for grabs at the unique prize auction were the Formula 1 replica car from current hit film Rush; the (signed) suit John Travolta wore in Face/Off; Daniel Craig’s velvet jacket from Our Friends in the North; child and adult walk-on parts in BFI Film Fund films; original signed stills from Sam Taylor Wood’s I Love You More and Isaac Julien’s Mazu, Turning; and the opportunity to join Ken Loach editing his latest film Jimmy’s Hall.
Here are some of those prize lots.