all films are available on the Leeds Film Player from March 29 - April 30, and tickets are FREE!

The Leeds Young Film short film competition aims to spotlight the best short films for children. The 20 films in the competition were made by filmmakers all over the world and will be available to view from March 29-April 30, so don't miss out! The competition will be judged by our jury of industry professionals, and the winners will be announced on 21 April.

This category focuses on Live Action Short films! 


Dir. Natalia Bernal
Runtime: 7 mins 

Ramón, an 8-year old Mexican kid, week after week practices kickboxing with care and passion. After much training, Ramón is finally participating in his first national championship. At the end of the fight and for the first time in his life, Ramón will learn the meaning of winning and losing.


Dir. Charlotte George
Runtime: 4 mins 

Who lurks under the bed?

To Tell a Vision 

Dir. Theo Shakes
Runtime: 10 mins 

A young black kin in 1964, New Zealand discovers a TV from the future and sees a world in which he can be a part of.

The Lost Sock

Dir. Alex Starr
Runtime: 14 mins 

A ten-year-old boy loses his sock in the washing and embarks on a journey to reunite with it.

ReCreations Collection

Dir. Chlo-Mercier
Runtime: 5 mins 

A web series that offers a collection of video workshops: three artists explore their creative discipline and share it with children... as well as adults!

The Snow Maze 

Dir. Sam Cadman
Runtime: 11 mins 

10-year-old Adam is an isolated boy tormented by the school bully, until the arrival of a new girl and the discovery of an old key changes everything.


Dir. NODET Théo
Runtime: 9 mins 

Playing triggers imagination and it has no limits, it is gigantic and supernatural and suddenly everything becomes possible.


Dir. Ruchama Ehrenhalt
Runtime: 14 mins 

Olivia is a 12 year old immigrant from New York. She is trying to find her place in the new world she just landed in, Israeli society. Instantly she connects with Alem, an Ethiopian boy who sits next to her in class. It doesn't take long for her to realize that their friendship is social suicide. This is a story about alienation, friendship and home.


Dir. Cara Bamford
Runtime: 10 mins 

Talia loves nature; caught out on her latest adventure; her father forbids her to leave the house without his permission. Lonely and bored, Talia soon discovers that the lady next door shares her curiosity for the wilderness through her beautiful garden.