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Short Film City goes year-round – free launch event on 27th April at The Adelphi Hotel

The world’s first moving images were filmed by Leeds pioneer Louis Le Prince in the late 1880s, including three historic short films in 1888 lasting just a few frames each. To celebrate the roles of Le Prince and Leeds in film history, and to share the worldwide wonders of the short film form with a wider audience, Leeds International Film Festival is expanding its Short Film City section into an exciting year-round programme of regular screenings and events.

The launch event for the new year-round programme will take place on Monday 27th April from 6.30pm at The Adelphi Hotel, just a few metres away from Leeds Bridge where Louis le Prince filmed his most famous sequence of moving images. The event will include an introduction to the story of the unsung Leeds pioneer himself – who mysteriously disappeared in 1890 – and there will be screenings of some of the best shorts from our Oscar and Academy Award Qualifying Competitions. Tickets for the launch event are free but we recommend reserving them here.

The photo above features a recreation of Le Prince’s Leeds Bridge scene organised by Leeds International Film Festival in 1988, the film’s centenary anniversary. ‘Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge’ can be seen online here.

Information about year-round Short Film City screenings and events will appear here soon. There will also be Short Film City partnerships in other cities, including with Hull Independent Cinema Project from July.

Short Film City is supported by Film Hub North and the BFI Film Audience Network.

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