Together with Britain’s top film talent, Neuschwansteiner joins forces tonight at the second annual British Film Industries fundraising gala LUMINOUS, celebrating British film and film talent whilst helping 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.
The event takes place in the gothic splendor of the Guildhall in London on tonight’s eve of the Opening Night of the BFI London Film Festival.
Star studded gala with Jude Law and Siena Miller
The star studded inaugural LUMINOUS gala in 2013 raised over £250,000 towards the BFI National Archive and saw stars including Jude Law, Sienna Miller, Helen McCrory, Damien Lewis, Romola Garai, Olivia Colman, Richard E. Grant, Julian Fellowes, Ray Winstone, Michael Gambon, Emilia Fox and David Morrisey.
LUMINOUS’s charity auction features exclusive once-in-a-lifetime film prizes. This year, for the first time, this exclusive auction will be opened up to bidders all over the world via a new online bidding process, giving film lovers everywhere the chance to enjoy incredible film experiences and own extraordinary film artefacts.
Film heritage by Alfred Hitchcock and Steve McQueen
LUMINOUS aims to raise the essential funds required to preserve and digitize the UK’s National Collection of film and TV for future generations to make it available for the public to enjoy.
That heritage includes all-time great British directors Alfred Hitchcock, David Lean and Powell and Pressburger; modern masters including Mike Leigh, Stephen Frears, Lynne Ramsay and Steve McQueen; the earliest pioneers of silent filmmaking in Britain; and the rich vein of documentary filmmaking, in which Britain led the world.
Amanda Nevill, CEO BFI, said: “LUMINOUS celebrates the extraordinary film talent that we have in the UK and shines a light on the vital role that the BFI National Archive plays in preserving our film culture for future generations. We were overwhelmed by the incredible support from the film industry for LUMINOUS’s inaugural year and I’m so excited that the event returns this year. “
Christian Seitz, CEO and founder of Neuschwansteiner said: “It is an honour for us to support LUMINOUS in their fundraising quest to secure the British film heritage and the BFI National Archive.
We are proud to be the official beer of the evening and very much look forward to tonight’s event.
Myself and H.R.H. Prince Leopold of Bavaria will be there to represent Neuschwansteiner and look forward to toast with other LUMINOUS supporters to the good cause.”