Classics Film Market (CFM)
Classics Film Market (CFM)

In a strange but comprehensible contradiction, with today's multitudinous film production, where you cannot possibly ever see everything, the urge to see the older and the best of cinema arises.

Enough taking chances on liking this new film from the U.S. indie scene or that new film from Europe, Asia, the Middle East or Africa. Show me those classics which take my old notions and change them into new ways of seeing. Give me the classic which I know before seeing — whether for the first time or for another time — I will end up feeling gratified and restored in my love for cinema.

The First Edition of the Classic Film Market (CFM) will be held from Wednesday, October 16 to Friday, October 18, 2013, in the framework of the Lumière festival at the cinema village on rue du Premier-Film in Lyon, France.

The Lumière festival has become an essential meeting place for cinema professionals, particularly classic film professionals, a trend the festival counts on reinforcing. 650 professionals attended in 2012 and even more are expected in 2013.

The festival aims to be a key player in the revitalization of the classic cinema market and esteems that Film Heritage is becoming as dynamic and rich as contemporary cinema. In 2013, the festival will launch a classic films market, which will bring together professionals from around the world in order to stimulate and facilitate exchanges around repertory cinema.

For more details about the festival and the CFM click HERE

Hitchcock's 'Blackmail'
Hitchcock's 'Blackmail'

Another great event taking place as part of the Lumiere Film Festival is an annual film concert at the Auditorium of Lyon, this year the National Orchestra of Lyon will score live one of the British master of suspense's best silent films. Alfred Hitchcock's Blackmail is the chosen film for this celebration of cinema's transition from the silent era to the days of sound. The 1929 mystery starring Anny Ondra will presented in its silent version to comply with the festivities; however, the alternative talking version of the film will also be shown during the festival for attendees to enjoy.

This is one of 9 Hitchcock films that have been restored by the British Film Institute in one their most ambitious conservation efforts. Below the list of films :

THE HITCHCOCK 9 (Release dates, 1926-1929)

The Pleasure Garden (1926)
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1926)
Downhill (1927)
Easy Virtue (1927)
The Ring (1927)
The Farmer's Wife (1928)
Champagne (1928)
The Manxman (1929)
Blackmail (1929) - silent version

The concert will take place on Wednesday October 16th at the newly reopened Auditorium of Lyon and will be conducted by world-renowned musical director Leonard Slatkin