The 7th annual Lumière Film Festival will honor filmmaker Martin Scorsese with this year’s Lumière Award. Past winners include Pedro Almodóvar, Quentin Tarantino and Miloš Forman.
The Lumière Award was created by Cannes director Thierry Frémaux and filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier to celebrate a cinematic director or personality in the city of Lyon, the very place where the cinematograph was invented by Louis and Auguste Lumière and where they shot their first film in 1895, “Workers Leaving the Factory.”
“The Lumière Award will be presented to Martin Scorsese for his entire filmography, for his generous love of film, for his tireless fight for the preservation of the cinema of yesteryear…for his kindness to young filmmakers from around the world, and also for his thunderous laugh,” the festival announced.
The 2015 Lumière Film Festival runs October 12-18 in Lyon, France. Scorsese will honored with the award on Friday, October 16.