30/03/18 02/04/18
Google Cardboard

A chance to use your own phone with one of our Google Cardboards, to experience some of the incredible content that’s currently available.

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Google Expeditions

Google Expeditions is a virtual reality experience that lets you join immersive virtual trips all over the world — get up close with historical…

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30/03/18 02/04/18
Google Tilt Brush

Tilt Brush lets you paint in 3D space with virtual reality, the space around you is your canvas, your palette is your imagination.

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31/03/18 01/04/18

Before the smash-hit musical, cult comedy master John Water’s 1988 production of Hairspray sees unconventional heroine Tracy Turnblad become a dancing…

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05/04/18 06/04/18
Handmade Cinema

No Booking Required To tie in with the Movies for Juniors (M4J) screening of Coco at Cineworld Leeds at White Rose Shopping Centre on Thusday 5 and…

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05/04/18 05/04/18
Hero Steps

Hero Steps tells the story Eduardo, a ten-year-old boy who has more than his share of difficult challenges: he is poor, a victim of Colombia’s…

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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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