30/03/18 02/04/18
Audience Short Animation Award

Every day at Animation Central you can watch a specially selected programme of funny, exciting and entertaining short animations from around the world…

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03/04/18 03/04/18
Ballad from Tibet

A group of Tibetan children embark on a great journey with the goal to perform for everyone on the biggest talent show on television.

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30/03/18 02/04/18
Become a Minecraft Master Builder

In this workshop, Adam Clarke will explore a range of different techniques that Minecraft master builders use to create epic builds.

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31/03/18 31/03/18
The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

From talented filmmaker, animator and cartoonist Benjamin Renner (Ernest & Celestine) comes the delightful The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales.

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03/04/18 04/04/18

Boomchikkaboom will be taking over the event space in the Central Atrium at White Rose Shopping Centre and offering free Paddington themed activities…

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05/04/18 05/04/18
The Breadwinner

From executive producer Angelina Jolie and the creators of the Academy Award nominated The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, comes a stunning new…

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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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