The Photographical Congress Arrives in Lyon (also known as Neuville-sur-Saône: Débarquement du congrès des photographes à Lyon) is an 1895 French short black-and-white silent documentary film directed and produced by Louis Lumière and starring P.J.C. Janssen as himself. It was first screened on June 12 1895.


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Photographers leave the deck of a riverboat in large numbers. In the background a bridge can be seen spanning the river. The video covers a group who have assembled in Neuville for the Congress of Photographic Societies. The film was produced in the morning and then screened to the congress that afternoon.


This short documentary was filmed in Neuville-sur-Saône, Rhône, France. It was filmed by means of the Cinématographe, an all-in-one camera, which also serves as a film projector and developer. As with all early Lumière movies, this film was made in a 35 mm format with an aspect ratio of 1.33:1.[1]


  • P.J.C. Janssen as Himself


Given its age, this short film is available to freely download from the Internet. It has also featured in a number of film collections including Landmarks of Early Film volume 1.[2]


  1. Technical Specifications. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2007-03-27.
  2. DVD. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2007-03-27.

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