Become a partner


The Lumière festival is an adventure that began in 2009 with the aim of bringing (back) to life the treasures of our cinematographic heritage and sharing them with as many people as possible. In line with the Lumière brothers, who invented the first cinema screenings, the festival endeavours to encourage the public to live a unique collective experience. We took up this challenge by creating an accessible, celebratory and ambitious festival.

The success of the festival, and its development from year to year, is naturally due to the artists, the public, all the teams and volunteers, and also due to the many companies and individual donors who have trusted us and who have taken the risk of betting on this event with us.

It is thanks to your support that we have been able to embark on this adventure!

Becoming a partner of the festival means supporting a singular cultural event, which explores our cinematographic history and offers a dynamic approach to bringing together the widest audience possible, connected by a love of cinema: young and older filmgoers; the public and artists.

Being a partner of the festival means immersing oneself in a place of encounters and business, a place of regional, national and international prominence, an exceptional moment that will allow you to live and create unique experiences. It also means keeping track of your action over time, increasing your visibility and joining the network of companies and individuals who support us.

In the spirit of the festival, we are developing accessible patronage with individuals and businesses, with donations from 1,000 euros. Each partnership project will be built with you and will receive personalised attention.

Thanks to the contributions from companies and individuals, patronage and sponsorship revenues have been on a constant upward trajectory since the festival’s inception in 2009, representing approximately 40% of the festival’s budget in 2018.


Key figures of the 2019 Lumière festival:

200,000 festivalgoers (+10% compared to 2018)

5,700 accredited members

3,000 accredited members under age 25 (+27% compared to 2018)

900 volunteers

600 cinema personalities and professionals

500 accredited members of the MIFC (International Classic Film Market)

449 film screenings

420 national and international journalists

182 films

80 partners

60 festival venues in the entire Metropolis


Don’t hesitate to contact us. We are waiting to hear your ideas for a personalized partnership.

For more information:

Alexine Maimon
Responsable Sponsoring & Mécénat
+ 00 33 4 78 78 18 96

Media & Communication partners:
Leslie Pichot
Responsable Communication
+ 00 33 4 78 78 18 79

Institut Lumière
25, rue du Premier-Film
BP 8051
69352 Lyon cedex 08

The fiscal advantages of sponsorship
Deduction of corporation tax of 60% of the deposit within 0.5% of turnover (with possible postponement of 5 years).

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