Now in its third year, the BFI’s fundraising gala will welcome the Okja star and see a £50,000 bursary awarded to a new film-maker, with director Tom Hooper on the judging panel.
On 3 October 2017, BFI LUMINOUS in partnership with IWC Schaffhausen, will see the most celebrated figures in the world of film and television come together to raise funds for the BFI — the lead cultural organisation and charity at the heart of their industry. Hosted by BFI Chair Josh Berger and BFI CEO Amanda Nevill and presented by Jonathan Ross, LUMINOUS will be at London’s Guildhall and welcomes Tilda Swinton as a special guest speaker. LUMINOUS 2017 will raise vital funds for the BFI to develop its work in film education, using the BFI National Archive, one of the world’s richest film collections and a unique resource, to teach and inspire the next generation of film talent. A biennial gala, LUMINOUS takes place on the eve of the Opening Night of the BFI London Film Festival (LFF). The evening will include an auction of unrivalled film experiences and prizes, open for public bidding in September. Tickets for LUMINOUS are currently on sale at www.bfi.org.uk/luminous.