IWC And The BFI Partner To Raise Funds For National Archive

The BFI LUMINOUS In Partnership With IWC Schaffhausen Gala Event,
The BFI LUMINOUS In Partnership With IWC Schaffhausen.

Britain’s top film talent joined forces last night to support the British Film fundraising gala event LUMINOUS and shine a light on the vital role that the BFI National Archive plays in preserving film culture for future generations.

Tom Hiddleston attends the BFI LUMINOUS In Partnership With IWC Schaffhausen Gala Event
Tom Hiddleston attends the BFI LUMINOUS In Partnership With IWC Schaffhausen.

A star-studded guestlist including Tom Hiddleston, Erin O’Connor, Geena Davis, Guy Ritchie, Joan Collins, Anna Friel, Lily Cole, Cressida Bonas and John Hurt, came out in force to support the BFI, for an evening presided by TV presenter Jonathan Ross.

Joan Collins attends the BFI LUMINOUS In Partnership With IWC Schaffhausen Gala Event
Joan Collins attends the BFI LUMINOUS In Partnership With IWC Schaffhausen.

A selection of exclusive once-in-a-lifetime items and experiences, donated by a range of BFI supporters and filmmakers to renowned Sotheby’s auctioneer Lord Dalmeny, helped raise a grand total of £430,0000.

Lord and Lady Fellowes attend the BFI LUMINOUS In Partnership With IWC Schaffhausen Gala Event
Amanda Nevill, CEO of BFI, and Georges Kern, CEO of IWC, attend the BFI LUMINOUS In Partnership With IWC Schaffhausen.

As headline sponsor of the event, IWC Schaffhausen offered a bespoke platinum Portugieser Annual Calendar Edition “BFI London Film Festival 2015.” Created especially for the auction, it raised £ 45,000.

IWC PORTUGIESER HAND-WOUND EIGHT DAYS EDITION ‘BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2015’

All proceeds from the auction helped initiate the ambitious FILM IS FRAGILE campaign, which aims to raise over £1 million to preserve the BFI National Archive, one of the most significant heritage collections in the world containing the UK’s national collection of film and TV.

The BFI LUMINOUS In Partnership With IWC Schaffhausen Gala Event
The BFI LUMINOUS In Partnership With IWC Schaffhausen.

Amanda Nevill, CEO BFI, said: “We are so grateful for all the support we receive, to our dedicated Chair and committee members, alongside the Gala’s ambassadors, and we warmly welcome new partners IWC Schaffhausen as this year’s headline sponsors for Luminous.”

Albina Kireeva attends the BFI LUMINOUS In Partnership With IWC Schaffhausen Gala Event
Albina Kireeva attends the BFI LUMINOUS In Partnership With IWC Schaffhausen.

The first LUMINOUS fundraising gala, organized in 2013, had already raised £250,000 towards the BFI National Archive.

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