01/04/18 03/04/18
The Highway Rat

LYFF is thrilled to share the tale of a ravenous rat who craves buns, biscuits and all sweet things.

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31/03/18 05/04/18
I Kill Giants

From the producers of Harry Potter and starring Zoe Saldana, Madison Wolfe, Noel Clarke and Imogen Poots, I Kill Giants is based on the cult graphic…

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30/03/18 30/03/18
Isle of Dogs

Award-winning auteur director Wes Anderson returns to the world of stop-motion animation following his Roald Dahl adaptation of The Fantastic Mr Fox…

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30/03/18 30/03/18
Isle of Dogs Children's Storyboard Workshop

Design your own dog to live on the Isle of Dogs.

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03/04/18 03/04/18
Kikoriki Deja Vu

The crazy cute creatures from last year’s Super Furry Animals are back again for another madcap adventure and this time they are zipping backwards and…

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Leeds Young Filmmaker Golden Owl Awards

Leeds Young Film Festival, ArtForms and We Are Vista are delighted to present the 2018 Golden Owl Awards, celebrating the work of Leeds schools,…

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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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