The programme for Leeds Young Film Festival 2013 has been announced, and tickets are now on sale, so please visit our website to see what’s showing. There really will be something for everyone at this year’s festival, which celebrates some important cinematic milestones. We will be screening Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice to celebrate its 25th Anniversary, as well as his films Big Fish and Alice in Wonderland, which also forms part of our Great Big Family Film Day and will be accompanied by a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Scooby Doo will be coming to the Hyde Park Picture House for Great Big Family Film Day, and children will get the chance to have their picture taken with the Mystery Machine and see Scooby Doo! Pirates Ahoy!
Anime fans can enjoy a 25th Anniversary screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbour Totoro, as well as the amazing Oblivion Island and Berserk 2. Monsters and Aliens Day celebrates the 80th Anniversary of King Kong and the 50th Anniversary of Alfred Hitchcocks’ The Birds alongside The Iron Giant and Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. We will be showing Neil Gaiman and Lenny Henry’s darkly mysterious TV Series Neverwhere in its entirety to coincide with BBC Radio 4’s new adaptation for radio (which features an amazing cast, including James McAvoy and Benedict Cumberbatch).
Our Opening Gala will be a Special Preview of Disney’s fantastic new film The Odd Life of Timothy Green. Tickets for this will be available from early next week. As much as we love celebrating milestones from cinema’s history, we’re also about championing new and exciting cinema for young people from around the world. That’s why you’ll also find new films like Kirikou and the Men and Women by festival favourite Michele Ocelot, Approved for Adoption (about the life of comic book artist Jung), Alfie the Little Werewolf and Ernest and Celestine – a massive hit at Leeds International Film Festival!
For film information and tickets, please visit www.leedsyoungfilm.com