05/04/18 05/04/18
Robby and Toby’s Fantastic Voyager

This is the story of Toby, the most creative 11-year-old boy and inventor you can think of. One day, the little alien robot Robby enters his life.

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02/04/18 02/04/18
The Secret Garden

When orphaned Mary Lennox is sent to live on her uncle’s estate, she discovers new friends and adventure in the grounds of a mysterious, beautiful…

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28/03/18 28/03/18
So you Want to Be a TV Presenter?

CBBC and Nickelodeon presenter Nigel Clarke hosts a very special event where he talks about his career as a children’s TV presenter,…

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04/04/18 04/04/18
Tongue Cutters

In Norway children as young as six work as cod tongue cutters. The tongues are considered a delicacy in countries like China and Japan.

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30/03/18 01/04/18
Toy Stories Weekend Animation Challenge

Enter our magical studio bedroom where toys can come alive.

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04/04/18 04/04/18
Up in the Sky

Eight-year-old Pottan’s parents are so busy with their work that they don’t event have time to see that she gets safely to the pony camp where…

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Welcome to Leeds Young Film Festival 2018

Leeds Young Film Festival is the UK’s largest film event of its kind, where the whole family can watch, learn and play. Join us and over 12,000 other children and their families this Easter, 26 March - 5 April to explore the world of film, animation and virtual reality through screenings, exhibitions and workshops across the City with our programme zones. Make your screen time shared time with family favourites and brand new films at Reel Kids; learn and play with Aardman, Minecraft, Cartoon Network and more at Animation Central, and visit the UK’s first family-focused virtual reality event to get your hands on some of the lastest VR experiences and even create your own at the FREE VR Zone.

Leeds Young Film Festival is presented by Leeds City Council with the support of the BFI Film Festival Fund, awarding funds from The National Lottery, and by public funding from Arts Council England.

Explore the full programme here or browse through an electronic version of the full 48 page LYFF 2018 Guide below.


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