Lumiere Awards set to recognize “Ford v Ferrari” director and Walt Disney Imagineering


Christian Bale (Center) as British race car driver Ken Miles in "Ford v Ferrari." Photo Courtesy of James Mangold.

By Dominic D'Amico

The Advanced Imaging Society is set to recognize Walt Disney Imagineering and “Ford v Ferrari” director and producer James Mangold on Wednesday January 22. The 11th annual Lumiere Awards were designed to honor outstanding pieces of media created through the use of advanced visual technologies.

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Image courtesy of Advanced Imaging Society.

Mangold is slated to receive the Harold Lloyd Lumiere Award at the ceremony, which the AIS awards to filmmakers “ … for distinguished achievement in filmmaking to directors who have marshaled technology to empower their storytelling.” Aside from “Ford v Ferrari,” Mangold is also known for his work writing and directing the 2017 film “Logan” as well as the 2005 film “Walk the Line.”

Previous winners of the Harold Lloyd Lumiere Award include “The Irishman” director Martin Scorsese, “Elf” director Jon Favreau and “Life of Pi” director Ang Lee.

Meanwhile, Walt Disney Imagineering is scheduled to receive a unique Lumiere award for its “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” experiences which have opened at Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California. This award is for Best Location Based Entertainment, and is only awarded when the AIS deems there to be a worthy recipient.

The Lumiere Awards will take place at Warner Bros. Studios at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22.