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LIFF25 Passes and first Major Events now on sale

LIFF25 Passes now on sale – prices same as 2010

LIFF25 Passes are now on sale and we’ve frozen last year’s prices as we celebrate our special anniversary edition, which will feature more films and screenings than ever before. Passes have been launched at the Early Bird rate of £80 for a single pass and £140 for a double pass. Last year Pass holder saved an average of over £60 compared to the cost of buying individual tickets.

The LIFF25 Pass provides incredible value for money, giving access to every individual screening throughout the packed 18 day programme, across all sections including Official Selection, Fanomenon, Cinema Versa, Short Film City and more. PLUS the LIFF25 pass also gives reduced entry to LIFF25 Major Events including Fanomenon marathons and Paul Merton’s Silent Clowns (the only exclusion is the Thought Bubble Festival Convention).

The Early Bird rate ends on Monday 24th October; then prices will increase to £95 for a single pass and £170 for a double pass. Passes can be bought online now from leedsfilm.com, by calling the City Centre Box Office on 0113 224 3801, or visit in person at The Carriageworks, Millennium Square.


Paul Merton’s Silent Clowns Live and Exclusive at Leeds Town Hall

At LIFF we strive to bring you films and events that you cannot see anywhere else and this year we can announce that we have a fantastic and exclusive treat. On Wednesday 9th November, Paul Merton will appear at Leeds Town Hall to host Silent Clowns, a night of silent film comedy genius. Silent Clowns will feature the Harold Lloyd classic Safety Last!, plus Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Laurel & Hardy in hilarious extracts, all introduced by Paul Merton and accompanied by world renowned pianist Neil Brand with the Prima Vista Social Club band. Live in the stunning setting of Leeds Town Hall with our giant cinema screen, Silent Clowns will be a laughter-filled and family-friendly highlight of the year for all fans of film, music and comedy. The show will start at 7.15pm and tickets will go fast, so get yours first!

Tickets on sale at 10am Thursday 23rd June: £15 / £12.50 concessions / £10 with a LIFF25 Pass / £6 Under 16s


Fanomenon Night of the Dead XI at the Hyde Park Picture House

The annual highlight for fans of horror, Night of the Dead returns during LIFF25 on Saturday 5th November at its regular haunt, Hyde Park Picture House from 11pm. The Night of the Dead XI programme will feature an incomparable selection of horror exclusives, stunning shorts, special guests, and all the usual fun and games audiences have come to love over the past decade. See the tickets detail below for special offer if you attend both Fanomenon marathon horror events.

Tickets on sale at 10am Thursday 23rd June: £25* / £20* concessions / £15* with a LIFF25 Pass / *Buy for both Night of the Dead & Day of the Dead, save £5 off the combined price


Fanomenon Day of the Dead 5 at the refurbished City Varieties

This year we are delighted to announce that LIFF25 will return to the legendary City Varieties to present for Fanomenon Day of the Dead 5 on Saturday 12th November from 12 noon. Following its recent refurbishment, the City Varieties will throw open its doors to a feast of films, guests and surprises specially selected by the Fanomenon programming team to showcase the vast universe of the horror genre. See tickets detail for special offer if you attend both Fanomenon marathon horror events.

Tickets on sale at 10am Thursday 23rd June: £25* / £20* concessions / £15* with a LIFF25 Pass / *Buy for both Night of the Dead & Day of the Dead, save £5 off the combined price


Thought Bubble Festival Comic Convention Extended

Celebrating the world of sequential art – including comic books, graphic novels, gaming and storyboarding – the 5th Thought Bubble Festival returns as part of LIFF25 with a huge programme of free workshops, masterclasses and special events across the city. The centrepiece event of Thought Bubble is the UK’s greatest comic convention at Saviles Hall and Royal Armouries Hall, two massive exhibition spaces in Leeds. This year’s event will be a two day spectacular on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November, featuring 100s of exhibitors from independent artists to retailers from all over the country along with a massive line up of some of the world’s biggest comic book writers and artists from around the world.

Tickets: 1 Day Pass £10 / Weekend Pass £18 / Cosplay £7 / Under 12s Free


MOFILM Short Film Competitions – win trips to Poland, Taj Mahal, Lollapalooza

Calling all filmmakers! Bursting with ideas? Need a new challenge? Looking for your next project? Then grab your camera, call up some friends and shoot a 60-90 second film for one of three exciting MOFILM competitions – you could win an expenses paid trip to Poland’s New Horizons Film Festival, the magnificent Taj Mahal in India, or the legendary Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago, USA!

Choose from Pepsi Films, Chevrolet, the Akskaya Patra Foundation and many more to make a short film for. Competition briefs allow lots of creative input, and typically start from an idea or a theme which is open to your artistic interpretation.

For your efforts, the rewards are many – top cash prizes of up to $8,000, expenses paid trips and exclusive screenings and parties for each competition. Winners willl be jetted off to either Poland’s excellent New Horizons festival (hosting Nick Cave and Grinderman, top indie filmmakers, and you), the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal in Agra, India, or Lollapalooza USA 2011, which has a line up including Foo Fighters, Eminen, Muse and Deadmau5.

Enter any of the competitions as a member of Shooting People and you have an extra chance of winning a Flip Ultra HD Camcorder. We’ll also keep you updated with the latest news, and you can find advice, cast, and crew through our network. Not a member? You can get a free 3 month, no catch, trial membership: shootingpeople.org/mofilm. MOFILM deadlines: Poland 4th July / Lollapalooza 18th July / Taj Mahal 25th July.

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