03/11/17 03/11/17
BAFTA Debuts Screening

As part of the 70th anniversary celebrations, BAFTA presents a secret screening of a BAFTA-winning debut film in partnership with Leeds International…

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03/04/18 03/04/18
Ballad from Tibet

A group of Tibetan children embark on a great journey with the goal to perform for everyone on the biggest talent show on television.

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05/11/17 05/11/17
The Ballad of Shirley Collins with Trembling Bells, Hladowski & Joynes

LIFF 2017 presents a very special screening of documentary The Ballad of Shirley Collins, regarded as the 20th century’s most important singer of…

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04/11/17 04/11/17
The Bar

Alex de Iglesia returns to his beloved Madrid with a tense and claustrophobic thriller combining the paranoia of The Mist with the suspense of Phone…

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10/11/17 10/11/17
Battle of the Sexes

From the acclaimed directors of Little Miss Sunshine comes this playful true story of gender wars on the tennis court. 

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Battle Royale + Fortnite

Sometime in the future, Japan suffers a breakdown in law and order in parallel to the humiliating catastrophe of economic downturn. The young people,…

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The Second INDIs Film Festival

Returning for its second edition, The INDIs (Independent Directions) Film Festival features specialist screenings of films, including independent British and International cinema, industry sessions, panel discussions and other installations entirely curated for an audience of 15-30 year olds. With a particular focus on networking with other passionate young people who are interested in film as a career and art-form. The seventh INDIs Awards champions and celebrates the talent of the UK’s young independent filmmakers up to the age of 25, and is a core of the wider festival.

The INDIs 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.

The full programme will be available soon.


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