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All the Christmas film events you need for the festive season

Special events and alternative Christmas screenings across the city, including The Snowman with the Orchestra of Opera North and Jingle Bell Rocks!

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Submit your film to Leeds International Film Festival 2018

Leeds International Film Festival is now accepting submissions for its 32nd edition, 1st to 16th November 2018. LIFF is a qualifying festival for both…

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LIFF 2017 Virgin Trains Audience Award

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri wins the LIFF 2017 Virgin Trains Audience Award

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Leeds Short Film Awards: The Winners

Leeds Short Film Awards: Jury & Audience Award Winners

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LIFF 2017 - Week Two Highlights

Over 150 screenings, events and exhibitions still to come at LIFF 2017.

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Extra screenings and changes to the LIFF 2017 programme

Extra screening of Ex Libris: The New York Public Library announced, and changes to the printed festival guide

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Welcome to Leeds Young Film Festival 2018

Leeds Young Film Festival is the UK’s largest film event of its kind, where the whole family can watch, learn and play. Join us and over 12,000 other children and their families this Easter, 26 March - 5 April to explore the world of film, animation and virtual reality through screenings, exhibitions and workshops across the City with our programme zones. Make your screen time shared time with family favourites and brand new films at Reel Kids; learn and play with Aardman, Minecraft, Cartoon Network and more at Animation Central, and visit the UK’s first family-focused virtual reality event to get your hands on some of the lastest VR experiences and even create your own at the FREE VR Zone.

Leeds Young Film Festival is presented by Leeds City Council with the support of the BFI Film Festival Fund, awarding funds from The National Lottery, and by public funding from Arts Council England.

Explore the full programme here or browse through an electronic version of the full 48 page LYFF 2018 Guide below.


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