05/04/18 05/04/18
Father of Four - At the Top

Everyone is afraid of something. Even Father. He suffers from a terrible case of fear of heights, and when faced with the prospect of relocating with…

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30/03/18 02/04/18
Flip Book Creation

Join artist, model maker and designer, Ralph Shepherd as he shows you how to create your own flip book story and then see it come to life…

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04/04/18 04/04/18
The Giant Pear

Life passes peacefully in Sunnytown until the loving and friendly Mayor suddenly goes missing and the evil deputy mayor builds a new Town Hall that…

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30/03/18 30/03/18
Go Jetters Character Design Workshop

Bringing you some, Oh so Funky Facts on Go Jetters are the BAFTA Award-winning Blue Zoo Animation Studio.

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05/03/18 06/04/18
Golden Owl Awards 2018 Shortlist & Winners

A chance to see all the shortlisted films from the 2018 Leeds Young Filmmaker Golden Owl Awards on the outdoors Leeds Big Screen on Millennium…

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30/03/18 02/04/18
Google Blocks

Create alternate worlds inside another reality by discovering the fantastical 3D world of Google Blocks on the HTC Vive.

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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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