Although Leeds Young Film Festival 2020 has been postponed due to Coronavirus, we want to make sure that you still have the opportunity to watch and discover new films, along with some family favourites.

We know that you are not short of content but, with so much to choose from, it can sometimes be hard to find what you want without endless scrolling or resorting to watching Frozen for the 37th time!

To help you navigate the world of online streaming we will be suggesting ten films you can watch as a family each Friday, along with where to find them. Most of the films require either a Netflix, Amazon Prime or Disney+ account but we know most households have at least one of these (and all are offering a free trial before you have to subscribe). We will also ensure that we include some free-to-watch films as well which only requires you to have a TV Licence.

We know it can be a scary time at the moment but we think it is important to forget about your worries occasionally, so why not snuggle up on the sofa together and immerse yourself in a magical world for a couple of hours?

If you do decide to watch any of the films and want to write or film a short review, or draw a picture relating to the film, please send it to us at martin.grund@leeds.gov.uk. We'll select the best ones each week and post them on the website and will give a free family ticket to Leeds Young Film Festival (when it eventually happens) to anyone whose work is published.

A new list will be published every Friday but you can check out the suggestions from previous weeks below.

Please note that some of the films may no longer be available to view beyond the listed screening dates.

Friday 22 May

Jurassic Park Alice in Wonderland Finding Dory

This week's picks included the original Jurassic Park, Tim Burton's take on Alice in Wonderland and Pixar's family favourite, Finding Dory. 

Click here to see the full list of recommendations.

Friday 15 May

  

This week's picks included a LYFF perennial favourite, Labyrinth, as well as Spielberg's sci-fi action Ready Player One and Laika Studio's award-winning Missing Link.

Click here to see the full list of recommendations.

Friday 8 May

Song of the Sea Mary Poppins Returns Star Wars Episode 9 The Rise of Skywalker

This week's picks included two of LYFF's most popular films, Song of the Sea and Mary Poppins Returns, as well as the latest Star Wars blockbuster, The Rise of Skywalker.

Click here to see the full list of recommendations.

Friday 1 May

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride Akeelah and the Bee Mary and Max

This week's picks included Tim Burton's darkly comic The Corpse Bride, gripping drama Akeelah and the Bee and festical favourite Mary & Max.

Click here to see the full list of recommendations.

Friday 24 April

  

This week's picks included the wonderful timeless The Wizard of Oz, LYFF festival favourite Dragon Hunters and the amazing Marvel superhero film Black Panther, along with lots of other family favourites, both old and new.

Click here to see the full list of recommendations.

Friday 17 April

Tron Charlotte's Web The LEGO Batman Movie

This week's picks includes Disney's classic sci-fi film TRON, the live action adaptation of the beloved children's book Charlotte's Web and the laugh-a-minute, fun-packed action film The LEGO Batman Movie, along with lots of other family favourites.

Click here to see the full list of recommendations.

Friday 10 April

  

For the Easter weekend we recommended Kubo and the Two Strings from Laika Studios, the heart-warming and feel-good Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Spirited Away, another Studio Ghibli classic, along with loads of other great films to get you through the week.

Click here to see the full list of recommendations.

Friday 3 April

  

This week's pics included the wonderful family feel-good film Paddington, LYFF 2012 opening gala film Moomins and the Comet Chase and the award-winning The Breadwinner from LYFF 2018.

Click here to see the full list of this week's recommendations.

Friday 27 March

  

This week's picks included festival favourites My Neighbour Totoro from Studio Ghibli and director Hayao Miyazaki, Maori drama Whale Rider and the beautifully animated Ernest & Celestine which has screened in both LIFF and LYFF.

Click here to see the full list of recommendations.