Lumière 2011
Discover the programme in June!

The third Lumière Festival, an event for the general public, completely devoted to the history of cinema, will take place from Monday 3rd to Sunday 9th October 2011. Once a year, the town where the Lumière Cinematograph was born invites the film world (filmmakers, actors, critics, historians, writers...) to a celebration in honour of its vitality and to commemorate it in the cinema halls and theatres of Greater Lyon, where every spectator will find a hall close to their home. The Lumière Festival takes us on a contemporary visit through the works of the past (via retrospectives, tributes, new copies...) presenting the new trends of world cinema through remakes, restored films and DVD versions. The Lumière Prize is at the heart of the festival and is awarded to a cinema personality for his or her work as a whole. 


Festival High Spots:

Opening Ceremony
Monday 3rd October in the Tony Garnier Hall
Festival launch by the public and numerous cinema personalities.


Presentation of the 2011 Lumière Prize
Saturday 8th October in the Congress Centre Amphitheatre
The Lumière Prize is awarded each year to a cinema personality in recognition of his or her links with the history of cinema.


Closing Ceremony
Sunday 9th October in the Tony Garnier Hall
Everyone comes together for a celebration to close the festival.


A Special Children’s Event in the Tony Garnier Hall!

And showings in all Greater Lyon halls!

A Single Fixed Price!
A single fixed price of €5 will be charged for each showing to allow as many people as possible to participate in the festivities (this does not apply to special evening events)

An outline programme will be published in mid-June and tickets for the opening ceremony will also be put on sale at the same time. All tickets and the programme schedule will be available at the end of August. 



Photograph : Bertrand Pichene


  • Partenaires médias :
  • France Télévision 2011
  • France Inter 2011
  • Variety 2011
  • Le monde 2011
  • Studio Live 2011
  • Petit Bullettin 2011
  • Evene 2011
  • Telerama 2011

  • Partenaires transport :
  • Trans Air France 2011
  • Trans Renault 2011
  • Trans RA 2011
  • Trans RER 2011
  • Trans Sytral 2011