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Serge Bromberg

In France, where he lives, they call him “the Indiana Jones of lost films.” Serge Bromberg began collecting films as a child. In 1985, he founded Lobster Films, one of the foremost film preservation companies and classic film collections in the world. He has produced and directed award winning films including the legendary Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno (2009). Bromberg is a renowned TV host and producer in France, and he was the director of the Annecy Animation Film Festival for 15 years. 

Bromberg is a former member of the board of the Cinematheque Francaise and an Officer of the French Order of Arts and Letters. From 2015 to 2023, he served as the president of ECPAD (the French Ministry of Defense Film production department). In 1997, he received the Jean Mitry Prize in Pordenone for his lifetime of work in conserving vintage cinema. He was awarded by the Los Angeles Film Critics in 2011. Bromberg has received lifetime achievement awards at the San Francisco and Denver film festivals and the Silver Medallion at Telluride. 

Most of all, Bromberg loves to share the latest and most thrilling film discoveries with the general audience. Since 1992, Bromberg has traveled the globe (including the TCM Classic Film Festival, of course) to present unique film concerts, where he accompanies silent films on piano and provides high-energy personal introductions and insights into the history of the film.