Magazine article Screen International

BFI to Host National Archive Fundraising Gala

Magazine article Screen International

BFI to Host National Archive Fundraising Gala

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The inaugural Luminous gala aims to raise funds to preserve and digitize the UK's National Collection of film and TV, with attendees including Danny Boyle, Ralph Fiennes and Jude Law.

The BFI is to host a gala aimed at raising funds for its National Archive collection.

Hosted by Jonathan Ross, the inaugural Luminous gala, will take place on Ocotber 8, with a raft of industry heavyweights expected to attend. Ambassadors of the event include Danny Boyle, Barbara Broccoli, Idris Elba, Eric Fellner, Julian Fellowes, Ralph Fiennes, Colin Firth, Tom Hiddleston, Jude Law and Emma Thompsom.

The Luminous committee is chaired by Warner Bros CEO Josh Berger.

The gala aims to raise funds to preserve and digitize the UK's National Collection of film and TV.

It will feature specially commissioned creative content from Idris Elba, Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Vanessa Redgrave and Martin Scorsese alongside filmmakers Destiny Ekaragha and Bola Agbaje as well as an auction. …

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