Leeds Young Film offers a number of opportunities and activities for children and families.

Leeds Young Film Festival

The flagship of Leeds Young Film's offer, the film festival has been running since 1999. Taking place at Easter the festival showcases new and unseen films from around the world, as well as classic movies and favourites rarely seen on the big screen. Alongside the films we offer workshops, masterclasses and special events in partnership with organisations like BAFTA Kids, Aardman, LEGO and Disney. We also run the UK's first family VR screenings and events.

Due to current restrictions the 2021 Leeds Young Film Festival will take place entirely online.

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Top Films for Children

Finding films to watch as a family can be a minefield with so much content available on-demand. During COVID-19 we produced a list of films that can be found on the most popular streaming platforms (Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+) which can be found here.

We have also created a list of what we consider to be some of the best family films of all time. Some of these films are easily accessible on popular streaming sites, many others are available to buy or rent while several may be more difficult to find. You can find this list here.

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Filmmaking & Animation Tips

We know many of you are keen to make your own short films and we want to help you to make them the best they can be. We have partnered with a number of filmmakers and animators to provide tips and advice which you can find here.

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