Leeds International Film Festival is a large showcase of over 300 films in 30 different venues across the Northern city of Leeds. The largest film festival in England, excluding London, this event is renowned for showing quality screenings of a wide variety of films from all over the globe. It’s a particularly fitting city in which to have such a well-attended festival - Frenchman Louis le Prince shot the world’s first ever moving images in Leeds back in 1888. The festival has five categories of movie: Official Selection (widely-anticipated critically acclaimed films), Retrospective (a range of classics), Cinema Versa (documentary films), Fanomenon (the popular cult and fantasy genres) and Short Film City (short films). The festival is also a qualifying festival for the Oscars and winners in Leeds have gone to have success in festivals such as Cannes and Berlin.
The Leeds International Film Festival takes place from 2nd November to 16th November at various venues across Leeds including the Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds Big Screen at Millennium Square and The Adelphi. To find out which films will be showing at the 2017 festival, head to the festival website to check out the programme which features a full description of films in all categories.
With over 300 films and various genres to choose from, there are bound to be a fair few films to suit your tastes. There are a few options if you’d like to buy tickets for the films: head to the website to buy individual tickets online which cost £8 for a standard adult ticket. Alternatively, there is a ‘Buy 6 for 5 Discount Card’ available, a Single Pass which grants access to all films showing in all venues throughout the festival or a Double Pass which grants the same access to you and a friend or partner. There are also special passes for specific events, such as the marathon Fanathon viewings.
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While you’re in Leeds, you’ll find that there’s plenty to see and do in the birthplace of the moving image, including Temple Newsam, Abbey House Museum and Leeds City Museum. Take a ride on the intriguing Middleton Railway for something different.
To find out more information about this exciting festival, please have a look at the official website where you’ll be able to buy tickets, check out the official programme of events and view the full list of films which are featuring in the film festival.
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