March 25, 2008

EVENTS: Leeds Young People's Film Festival (UK)

27 March - 4 April

The UK's most interactive young people's Film Festival - for young people, by young people

Now in its 9th year, LYPFF will open with a preview screening of Son Of Rambow and will feature a host of new and classic movies for young people and families. Highlights include the CGI animation adventure Impy's Island, and the powerful documentary We Are Together, following a South African orphanage's attempt to raise funds by sending its incredible choir on a fraught UK tour, as well as hit Scandinavian comic drama Bitter Sweetheart.  We also re-visit some classic films that cater for all ages with the beguiling The NeverEnding Story, the hilarious Ferris Bueller's Day Off and a special babes-in-arms screening of the Tom Hanks smash hit Big.

Masterclasses include Storyboarding with Harry Potter in partnership with BAFTA Families, led by conceptual artist Temple Clark, Animating with Bob the Builder led by Curtis Jobling and also The Art of Iron Man with Marvel Comics graphic artist Adi Granov. Other guests include writer/actor Frank Cottrill Boyce, director Harley Cokeliss and author/screenwriter Melvin Burgess. BBC Blast presents 1-Day Film Challenge, and Animate! and Machinima workshops also return along with the 5th edition of the National Young Filmmakers Award on Saturday 29 March.

This year, the Film Festival kicks off with a special launch event on Millennium Square in Leeds City Centre with a Guinness World RecordTM attempt at the largest Zombie gathering! Feel free to come along and join in!!!

Debbie Maturi, Festival Director

Leeds Film, Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AD, UK
T: +44 (0)113 2478398. F: +44 (0)113 2478494

Leeds Film is part of Leeds City Council and organises:
- 9th Leeds Young People's Film Festival, 27th March - 4th April 2008
- 22nd Leeds International Film Festival, 5th - 16th November 2008
- Year-round Film Academy for Young People

Leeds Film is a member of:
- European Children's Film Association (
- International Festivals and Events Association (
- European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation (


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