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LIFF28 Programme Launch – Friday 3 October

The full 28th Leeds International Film Festival programme will be revealed at Leeds Town Hall, at 6.30pm on Friday 3rd October, as part of Light Night. We’ve already made some very special preview announcements, including news of a rare appearance by legendary comic book writer Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins (director of his Alan Moore’s new work), who are coming to Leeds Town Hall to present their new Show Pieces project and give a Q&A. Also taking place at Leeds Town Hall is Once in a Lifetime, a music film day featuring a 30th Anniversary Screening of Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense. The full LIFF28 programme will once again show why the festival is such a tremendous event for film fans, featuring the greatest new and classic cinema from around the world.

The 28th Leeds International Film Festival Launch is a free event and will take place in the magnificent setting of Leeds Town Hall’s Victoria Hall at 6.30pm. Audiences are invited to enjoy a feature length programme of films showing at the festival and will have the first opportunity to get their hands on a copy of the LIFF28 Guide. There will be  comedy, drama, thrillers, animation, documentaries, music film, short film and horror, sci-fi and cult screenings across the festival’s five strands (Official Selection, Retrospectives, Fanomenon, Cinema Versa and Short Film City), at venues including Leeds Town Hall, Hyde Park Picture House, Cottage Road Cinema and City Varieties.

After the festival preview we will be showing a selection of the magical and timeless fairy tale films of Lotte Reiniger, one of the great animators of the 20th Century whose distinctive silhouette animation style brings classic myths and fairy tales to life. This will run between 8.00pm-10.00pm. Films courtesy of the British Film Institute.

Light Night runs from 5.00pm to 10.00pm and is an amazing and unique opportunity to explore Leeds with your friends and family. There will be a variety of street food on offer, with stalls situated nearby for you to grab a meal before enjoying the LIFF28 launch.

Entry will be free on the night and no tickets are required. LIFF28 Single Passes (£90) and LIFF28 Double Passes (£160) are now on sale and are exceptional value for money, giving access to over 250 screenings across 16 days. Click here for more information.

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