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Leeds Young Film Festival

The annual Leeds Film Festival has already grown to become a reputable event broadcasting the best in independent cinema, and so what better platform for a new generation of film makers than the Leeds Young Film Festival, which is currently underway until the 5th of April.

The annual Leeds Film
Festival has already grown to become a reputable event broadcasting the best in
independent cinema,
and so what
better platform for a new generation of film makers than the Leeds Young Film
Festival, which is currently underway until the 5th of April.

This year’s programme has been thoughtfully assembled with a
colourful array of features, workshops and special events. Films include cult
screenings of Tim Burton’s BeetleJuice
and Hitchcock’s infamous The Birds (Main Picture),
Studio Ghibli’s glorious My Neighbour
Totoro
and a special showing of the upcoming The Odd Life of Timothy Green. The closing night gala will be
celebrated with a screening of the Oscar nominated Beasts of the Southern Wild, featuring a mesmerising performance
from Quvenzhané Wallis who is the youngest
nominee for best actress in the history of The Academy.

Events include the Great Big Family Film Day, where small
visitors can take part in the festival by attending a lunchtime tea party to
tie in with a special showing of Tim
Burton’s Alice in Wonderland
. The day also holds a treat for Scooby Doo
fans with a screening of Scooby Doo!
Pirates Ahoy!
with an appearance by the crime fighting pooch himself. For
mucky pups there’s the DIY Special Effects master class where science teacher
Caroline Maston shows you how to make some of the most useful effects using
everyday household objects including fake blood, sugar glass and slime, and
festival’s most popular work shop, Animate! returns on the 4th of
April, where participants can have a stab at stop motion animation.

For the rest of the festival’s line up and details of how to
book tickets, visit the website HERE

Leeds Young Film
Festival runs from the 25th of March to the 5th of April
2013.

Beth Webb - Events Editor

I aim to bring you a round up of the best film events in the UK, no matter where you are or what your preference. For live coverage of events across London, follow @FilmJuice

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