A great film festival for all!

From the 15th to the 23rd of October 2022, Lyon will be embracing the world of film once again, for the 14th edition of its major annual event. The birth city of Cinematography hosts the Lumière Festival and invites filmmakers, actors, critics, historians and writers to come and celebrate its vitality and memory. A whole week of films, non-stop!

Last updated date : 13/09/2022
From 15/10 to 23/10/2022 daily.
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Affiche festival Lumière 2022 - Jack Nicholson dans Batman de Tim Burton  © Warner Bros / DR

Our message to all film buffs: reserve the entire week to attend this film festival for all devoted to the history of cinema.

In a few words and highlights, here’s what you can expect:
Nearly 170 films in their original languages, new copies or restored versions, presented by key figures of the cinema.

Many events and meetings: a great opening night at La Halle Tony Garnier, plus retrospectives, thematic nights, exhibitions, master classes, meetings, debates, and autograph-signing sessions… Not forgetting a session devoted to younger members of the public, on Wednesday afternoon, also at La Halle Tony Garnier.

Every day, a Cinema Village, with a book store, DVD store and meeting point will be available for your enjoyment.
Another distinctive feature of this event is that you’ll get to see key figures every evening in the friendly atmosphere of the Village.

During the evening closing event, the Prix Lumière is awarded to a great actor or director for his/her entire work and contribution to the history of cinema. During former editions, the Prix Lumière has been awarded to such people as Clint Eastwood, Milos Forman, Ken loach, Gérard Depardieu, Quentin Tarantino, Pedro Almodovar, Martin Scorcese, Catherine Deneuve, Wong Kar-wai, Jane fonda, Francis Ford Coppola, Jean-Luc and Pierre Dardenne and Jane Campion, in the presence of numerous key figures of the cinema. This year the prize goes to Tim Burton.
Lyon, the city of cinema, offers a dream week to all film buffs!

Highlights of the 14th Lumière festival

Evenings and events 

The Tim Burton All-nighter: 22 October at Halle Tony Garnier: 4 films interspersed with a whole range of activities and surprises.

  • Opening ceremony,
  • Evening ceremony for the award of the Prix Lumière to Tim Burton,
  • Closing ceremony.


  • French cinema: Louis Malle

Major screenings 

  • L’Innocent (The Innocent) by Louis Garrel, for the festival’s opening
  • Reds by Warren Beatty (Worldwide premiere of the restored print)


  • Permanent History of Women Filmmakers: Mai Zetterling
  • Jeanne Moreau, filmmaker
  • The return of Sidney Lumet 
Mai Zetterling © Swedish Film Institute

Concerts and film-concerts 

  • Eastwood Symphonic at the Auditorium of Lyon by the Lyon National Orchestra and the Kyle Eastwood Quintet. A worldwide premiere.
  • Dans la nuit, by Charles Vanel (1930), the last French silent film, accompanied on the organ by Adam Bernadac (film-concert) 

And that’s not all... 

The Festival has something for children too, with a large screening for families at Halle Tony Garnier.
Master classes, invitations to actresses and actors, filmmakers, film music composers…
The Village festival in the Institut Lumière Park 

For professionals, the MIFC, (International Classic Film Market, from 18 to 21 October.

We can also look forward to many other films, events, exhibitions, screenings and activities, which will be gradually revealed. And as usual, there will be many guests, including Tim Burton, who will be awarded the Prix Lumière for his body of work.

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