02/04/18 02/04/18
The Lost World

Before Jurassic Park there was...THE LOST WORLD! The original silent film dinosaur adventure - with live piano.

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01/04/18 01/04/18
Loving Vincent

The world’s first fully painted feature film explores the life and death of artist Vincent Van Gogh, bringing together painstaking visual detail from…

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30/03/18 30/03/18
Lu Over the Wall

From visionary anime director Masaaki Yuasa comes a family-friendly take on the classic fairy tale of the little mermaid who falls in love with…

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30/03/18 02/04/18
Make Me A Hero LEGO Animation Challenge

The world needs a new superhero... could it be you?

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01/04/18 01/04/18
Meet the Aardman Animator

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to meet George Watson, a real live model maker from Aardman!

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02/04/18 02/04/18

Join Moana as she answers the call of the Pacific Ocean to try and find the demigod that has taken the heart of the goddess of their island, Te Fiti.

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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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