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Under-19s Pass

With over 300 films and events at LIFF30, we know it can be daunting to know where to start, especially if you haven’t been to the Film Festival before.

This YA programme has been specially curated for young adults to help you get the most out of the festival and see some amazing films. If you are 15-18 you can get a YA Delegate Pass for just £15 that gives you access to the 15 films listed below.

These are all screening in the amazing Victoria Hall at Leeds Town Hall, our premiere venue with 7.1 concert sound. With a mixture of brand new previews and some classic archive films, at just £15 you can’t afford not to give it a go!

Interstella 5555

The visual realisation of Daft Punk’s second studio album Discovery, Interstella 5555 is a unique fantasy musical adventure.

The Master Cleanse

Johnny Galecki (of The Big Bang Theory fame) stars in this darkly comic story about the emotional baggage that we all carry inside.

I Am Not a Serial Killer

Max Records and Christopher Lloydstar in this dark thriller based on the best selling YA novel about a troubled teen who stumbles across a murderer.

Train to Busan

South Korea’s box office sensation zombie action horror movie set on a runaway train, layered with social commentary and black comedy.

The Red Turtle + Q&A

The first non-Japanese co-production from the legendary Studio Ghibli is a truly enchanting and visually stunning dialogue-free animated feature.

Psychonauts, The Forgotten Children

Hauntingly strange animation based on the cult graphic novel by Alberto Vasquez.

The Odyssey

A glorious big screen adventure with sumptuous cinematography about the lives of the extraordinary Cousteau family.


The most acclaimed mountain film of the decade, Meru is a captivating documentary about three climbers and their greatest ever challenge.

Lady Macbeth

Murder and mayhem ensue in this thrilling gothic tale about a young woman trapped in a loveless marriage of convenience.

A United Kingdom

David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike bring to life one of the great forbidden romances of the 20th century.


An outrageously funny, shocking and thought provoking mockumentary about a radical street theatre group using jawdropping stunts to get attention.

Aliens 30th Anniversary

James Cameron’s thrilling follow-upto Alien is one of the greatest action films of all time as well as a sci-fi classic.

The Animatrix + The Matrix

In 1999 this dystopian sci-fi hit wowed audiences with its reality-shattering plot, jaw-dropping action sequences and stunning sound and visual effects.

The Handmaiden

A lurid, provocative and sensual thriller from Korean maestro Park Chan-wook (Old Boy) about seduction, intrigue, duplicity and betrayal.

Stop Making Sense

Talking Heads’ 1984 stage show is the greatest concert film experience of all time, shown here in its full digital restoration with full concert sound.


How To Use Your YA Pass

You can purchase your YA Pass here or in person/over the phone at City Centre Box Office (0113 376 0318, Leeds Town Hall, Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm). Tickets for each film can then be obtained in person at the box office or at the venue before the film (subject to availability). You must show your pass and a form of ID to obtain your tickets.


Want more? Delve Deeper…

If you like what you see with the YA Delegate Pass and want to experience more of LIFF30, then you can use your pass to get discounted tickets to a further 15 films in the programme at some of the festival’s other fantastic venues.

The films below are a great cross-section of the programme, showcasing new and exciting dramas, thrillers and documentaries from around the world. Present your pass at City Centre Box Office or on the door and get a ticket for just £5.50* — that’s more than a third off the normal price of a ticket.

*subject to availability



A young documentary filmmaker accompanies an ambulance crew as war approaches in Gaza.

Don’t Call Me Son

A rebellious, cross-dressing teen’s world is turned upside down when he discovers he was stolen at birth.

Hacksaw Ridge

Andrew Garfield stars in a gruesome, pounding war film based on the true story of a pacificist who saved 75 men during the bloodiest battle of WWII.

Here is Harold

When IKEA open next to Harold’s family-run furniture shop, he decides to kidnap IKEA’s founder for revenge.


Spielberg’s classic monster movie about a killer great white shark accompanied by John Williams’s infamous score.

Jurassic Park

Another great collaboration between Steven Spielberg and John Williams, Jurassic Park is a phenomenal feat of fantasy filmmaking on an epic scale.

Life, Animated

Owen Suskind was unable to speak as a child due to autism, until he discovered a unique way to communicate through Disney films.

A Man Called Ove

A moving comic crowd-pleaser about a grumpy widower whose routine is upset by the arrival of new neighbours.


19 year-old South Pacific islander Soane rebels against his father and travels to France to play rugby.

The Noonday Witch

Sun-drenched horror dripping with menace and foreboding about a widowed mother and daughter stalked by a mysterious presence.

Paterson (Hyde Park Picture House Screening)

A chance to see LIFF30’s opening zen-like comedy drama film from acclaimed director Jim Jarmusch, and starring Adam Driver (Star Wars: TFA)

Those Who Jump

Unprecedented documentary about an African migrant trying to cross the border from Mali to Spain.


A group of pioneers are reinventing agriculture, energy, democracy and education for a sustainable future.


Visit our venues page for full information about where the festival is taking place, including accessibility information. Explore leedsfilm.com for the full LIFF30 festival programme, or request a FREE 100-page LIFF30 Guide by emailing leeds.film@leeds.gov.uk

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