03/04/18 03/04/18
Dummie the Mummy & the Tomb of Achnetut

After earning 10,000 Euros from selling one of his paintings, Dummy the Mummy sets off to Egypt with his adoptive father, brother and his…

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01/04/18 01/04/18
Early Man

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of how plucky caveman Dug, along…

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02/04/18 02/04/18
Earth: One Amazing Day

Earth: One Amazing Day is an astonishing journey revealing the awesome power of the natural world.

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30/03/18 02/04/18
Everything AND the Kitchen Sink Sound FX

You create the live sound effects track to make our Toy Story animation even more life-like.

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31/03/18 05/04/18
Family Animated Shorts

Catch some of the best short animated films from around the world, specially curated by the Leeds Young Film Festival at the giant screen at the…

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30/03/18 03/04/18
Family Animation Zone

The Family Animation Zone is a place to try out four different types of stop motion animation, so it’s perfect for beginners and budding animators…

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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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