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February favourite film screenings

Happy New Year from everyone at Leeds Film! We’re kicking off our new year with a handful of must-see films favourites in February screened on our giant screen in Leeds Town Hall and plans are already afoot for this year’s Film Festival. Over the coming months you might find that we’re in touch slightly more than in previous years as we’re developing our year round screenings with Leeds Film Quarter and the Leeds Young People’s Film Festival. If you have any feedback in regards to how we communicate this information to you in our newsletters you can email us direct by just responding to this email.

February favourite film screenings

See some of your favourite films of all time like you’ve never seen them before, on the giant screen in the stunning setting of the Victoria Hall in Leeds Town Hall: Alfred Hitchcock’s magnificent thriller North by Northwest (1959); Powell and Pressburger’s beautiful The Red Shoes (1948) starring Moira Shearer as a young ballet dancer; Nicolas Roeg’s haunting Venice-set mystery Don’t Look Now (1973); and the Coen Brothers’ hilarious comedy The Big Lebowski (1998).

Thursday 23rd February:

5.45pm – North by Northwest (131 mins, cert PG)

8.30pm – The Red Shoes (133 mins, cert U)

Friday 24th February:

6pm – Don’t Look Now (110 mins, cert 15)

8.30pm – The Big Lebowski (117 mins, cert 18)

Tickets for all films are £6.50 (£5.00 concessions) and are available through www.leedsfilm.com and the City Centre Box Office on 0113 224 3801.

LIFF25 films on release this month

Before our 25th anniversary edition Film Festival we conducted some audience research where we asked what information you’d like us to provide alongside our Film Festival screening information and the majority of people responded by asking us to keep you updated on how you can see some of the films we’ve screened outside of the Film Festival. LIFF25 films in the cinema this month include: Snowtown which is currently screening at the National Media Museum in Bradford, The Artist which is screening at Hyde Park Picture House from Friday 13th January and Shame which is on general release from Friday 13th January.

Internship opportunities with Leeds Young People’s Film Festival

Applications are currently open for two internship positions with Leeds Young People’s Film Festival. One eight week (production) and one twelve week (marketing) internship working with the Leeds Film team on 13th Leeds Young People’s Film Festival, one of the UK’s largest and most interactive film events, taking place 26 March – 6 April 2012 (see www.leedsyoungfilm.com for more information).

The Film Festival brings the best new and unseen films from around the world to the region’s young people, alongside a host of workshops and masterclasses designed to demystify the moving image industry; led by industry professionals; past editions have included animators from Aardman, Harry Potter storyboard artists and actors, Marvel comic artist Adi Granov and authors Louise Rennison, Frank Cottrell Boyce and Charlie Higson.

The internships would involve working across all departments within Leeds Film but with a specific focus on either production or marketing.

Marketing Intern:      23 Jan – 2 March, 3 days per week / 5 March – 13 April, full time (would consider 4 days)

Production Intern:     20 Feb – 23 March, 3 days per week / 26 March – 6 April, full time / 9 April – 13 April, 3 days per week

LIFF recommended film events in the city

Minicine at Armley Mills Industrial Museum:

The next Minicine screening will be on Thursday 26th January at the usual venue of The Palace Picturehouse in Armley Mills and is selected by newly appointed film programmer Jamie McHale. The film is representative of Jamie’s admiration for French-Canadian cinema and will be announced this Friday. Follow on Twitter, like the Facebook page, or e-mail minicine@live.co.uk to be added to the mailing list in order to find out what it is as soon as it is announced. You can also check out their newly launched membership scheme at www.miniminicine.com

Banff Mountain Film Festival: World Tour at The Carriageworks

Attracting sold out audiences across the globe, the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival returns to Leeds with a brand new  selection of extraordinary short films from the world’s leading adventure film makers. Exhilarating and thought provoking, this is a must-see for mountain enthusiasts and anyone with a spirit of adventure!  

Through the big screen be transported to the world’s last great wild places, visit remote cultures and experience amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports such as climbing, kayaking, skiing and mountain biking. 

An inspiring and festive evening with great prize giveaways! 
Visit www.banff-uk.com and www.carriageworkstheatre.org.uk for more details.

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