Students at the Lumière festival

Photo : Sandrine THESILLAT  - JLM Photogaphies

1 / Students at the festival

The Institut Lumière allows students of all grade levels to participate in the screenings. A set number of seats is reserved for each screening for students and their teachers.

The bus trip is coordinated by a Rhône-Alpes region program. Schoolchildren pay a special rate of 4 € (instead of 6 €).

With the support of      Logo Region Auvergne Rhone Alpes 2019Bnp


 PLEASE NOTE: Be the first to be contacted from the first day of school to get the best seats.
Just pre-reserve by clicking here !

2 / Workshops in primary and intermediate schools of the Lyon metropolitan area

Cinema experts go to primary and intermediate schools in Greater Lyon to conduct workshops on the themes of the invention of cinema or the language of cinema.

Travel package: 30 euros

Five workshops to choose from!

The history of the Pre-cinema for elementary and intermediate school students (from ages 5-13)

The Lumière Cinematograph for elementary and intermediate school students (from ages 9-14)

Secrets of the Cinema for elementary and intermediate students (from ages 9-14)

Geniuses of burlesque cinema for elementary and intermediate school students (from ages 5-13)

Film music for elementary and intermediate students (from ages 9-14)


3 / A special screening for kids on the giant screen at the Halle Tony Garnier in a 5,000-seat theater!

Lumière 2010: Le Roi et l'oiseau by Paul Grimault and Jacques Prévert
Lumière 2011: La Guerre des boutons by Yves Robert in the presence of actors
Lumière 2012: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial by Steven Spielberg
Lumière 2013: Belle and Sebastien by Nicolas Vanier
Lumière 2014: Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki
Lumière 2015: Toy Story by John Lasseter
Lumière 2016: The Iron Giant by Brad Bird
Lumière 2017: The Lion King by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff
Lumière 2018:  The Kid by Charlie Chaplin
Lumière 2019:  A Chaplin film concert

Lumière 2020: Way out West by James W. Horne
Lumière 2021: ?

4 / The High School Prize
The Hight School Prize is supported by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, which allows 6,000 students to attend the Lumière festival annually. Created in 2014, the first edition resulted in a tie between Pedro Almodovar High Heels and It's a Wonderful Life by Frank Capra. They Were Five by Julien Duvivier was awarded in 2015, followed by Sherlock Jr. by Buster Keaton in 2016 abd Chungking Express by Wong Kar-wai in 2017. The prize is announced during the Closing Ceremony of the Lumière festival at the Halle Tony Garnier before an audienc of 5,000.


For more information, please send an email to Fabrice Calzettoni, head of the education department  of the Institut Lumière:

Form September 1, 2021: Information and reservations by phone at +33 (0)4 78 76 77 76 or by email



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