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03 November 09
The Academy’s annual David Lean Lecture brings expert insight from the world’s leading filmmakers.
The Academy's annual David Lean Lecture is generously funded by The David Lean Foundation who, for many years, have joined forces with BAFTA to promote and advance film education, whilst cultivating and improving public taste in art forms of the moving image by stimulating original and creative work.
The Foundation's continuing financial support has been integral to the production of our high-profile film lecture series featuring internationally-renowned and award-winning directors. These lectures are designed to educate, inform and inspire practitioners by providing insight into the experiences of some of the world's best and most compelling filmmakers and to provide a forum for further discussion of their outstanding creative achievements.
The lecture series also serves to carry on the legacy of the great director David Lean, one of the founders of the British Film Academy (as it was then known) in 1947 and a continuing inspiration to many through his exceptional body of work.
The lecture in 2009 was presented by director Atom Egoyan on Friday 23 October.
The lecture in 2007 was presented by film director David Lynch on 27 October.
2006: Oliver Stone
2005: Woody Allen
The 2005 David Lean Lecture given by Woody Allen, 17 December 2005
2004: John Boorman
Image: © 2001 Columbia Pictures
2003: Ken Loach
2002: Robert Altman
2001: Sydney Pollack
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