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City Varieties Double Bill: Battle of the Sexes & Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

LIFF returns to the legendary City Varieties Music Hall with a special double bill this Friday.

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Special Guests at LIFF 2017

We welcome the creators of some of the year's most exciting new feature films for special guest appearances at LIFF 2017.

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Juries announced for Leeds Short Film Awards 2017

15 jury members will consider 114 shorts from the UK and around the world.

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LIFF2017: YA Delegates Pass for 15-18yr olds now on sale!

If you're aged 15-18, the YA Pass is a great way for you to try a selection of films at Leeds International Film Festival for just £10.

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Explore the Retrospectives at LIFF 2017

63 screenings. live events, exhibitions, talks & tours in the Retrospectives at LIFF 2017.

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The Ballad of Shirley Collins with Trembling Bells + Live music events at LIFF 2017

LIFF 2017 presents a very special screening of documentary The Ballad of Shirley Collins, accompanied by live performances by Trembling Bells and…

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The Second INDIs Film Festival

Returning for its second edition, The INDIs (Independent Directions) Film Festival features specialist screenings of films, including independent British and International cinema, industry sessions, panel discussions and other installations entirely curated for an audience of 15-30 year olds. With a particular focus on networking with other passionate young people who are interested in film as a career and art-form. The seventh INDIs Awards champions and celebrates the talent of the UK’s young independent filmmakers up to the age of 25, and is a core of the wider festival.

The INDIs 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.

The full programme will be available soon.


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