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2 Children s Art School at Leeds College of Art is a vibrant and inspiring collection of arts-based courses aimed at students aged between 7-18 years old. Our courses encourage young people and children to realise their ideas and broaden their expertise exploring different materials, techniques and opportunities in industry standard studios and workshops. CHILDREN S ART SCHOOL Saturday Art School All courses run from 10.30am -1pm Courses in: Animation General Art and Design Drawing, Painting and Sculpture Drawing, Painting and Printmaking Textiles Portfolio Development Children s Holiday Courses Courses are available for ages 7-18 years during the Easter and Summer Holiday, 10.30am pm. Children can arrive from 9am onwards and will be under supervision until 4pm. Contact & Booking Details Laura Robinson Neil Hedges

3 WELCOME MediaFish We are MediaFish, a group of young people from across Leeds with an interest in film who meet in the Film Academy at Leeds Town Hall every week. We help to organise the Leeds Young Film Festival, selecting films and creating the programme as well as designing the brochure and running the events. We ll be your guides to the festival so feel free to ask us any questions - we re happy to help! For 2014 we ve worked hard to bring you an exciting collection of films, from local productions shot in Yorkshire to the latest big budget blockbusters. Our opening gala this year is a special premiere of Rio 2 in 3D which you can see before anyone else in the UK and USA! We re opening the Toy Story toybox to bring you all three servings of Pixar s most beloved franchise as well as some classic Disney animated favourites. In celebration of Le Grand Depart from Leeds in July we have several films based around the Tour de France and cycling - just look for the special logo. This is just a small selection of the amazing films on offer so whether you ve been to the film festival before or this is your first time, we know you ll love it. The MediaFish Team Alex Alfie Cambell Dylan Gabriel Gage George Imogen James Laura Ruby MediaFish Leeds Young Film Welcome to the 15th Leeds Young Film Festival - a celebration of all things film for your Easter holidays. There is lots of family fun, including favourites Scooby Doo, Moshi Monsters, Horrid Henry and a Disney extravaganza as well as classic cinema and a brand new selection of the best new films from across the world. With a celebration of young filmmaking and a host of workshops and masterclasses for you to learn, be creative and just have fun, there is guaranteed to be something for everyone! Film tickets are just 2.50 each if you re under 19 and you can get a pass for just 10 to see as many films as you like. Come along and be part of an Easter adventure you won t find anywhere else! Don t forget that Leeds Young Film runs year round film projects and activities for young people both in and out of school. Check for more details. Debbie, Martin, Nick and the Leeds Young Film Team Contents TIckets & Passes 4 Screening Information 5 Venues 7 Film Galas 8 Special Events 9-11 Film Programme Film Academy Workshops Day By Day Guide 31 3

4 TICKETS &AND PASSES The Breeze Arts Festival will run from Saturday 19th Sunday 27th July, and will be packed full of activities for year olds, celebrating the creativity of young people across the city. Tickets Tickets can be bought from the City Centre Box Office (10am 6pm, Mon Sat), or from Hyde Park Picture House. You can also buy tickets online at and at Tickets will not be posted out. They can be collected from City Centre Box Office up to the day of the event or from Hyde Park Picture House prior to the event. Our top-of-the-range special VIP Golden Tickets give you access to over 30 screenings (excluding Galas and special events) taking place at the Hyde Park Picture House and Everyman Leeds, with a huge saving over individual ticket prices. VIP Pass UNDER 19s per person (adult or child) ADULTS Opening Gala (3D) Special Events All Films Workshops VIP Golden Tickets 5.00 (unless stated otherwise) SAVE UP TO 150! for more details see City Centre Box Office:

5 SCREENING INFORMATION Classification Where British Board of Film Classification exists, it will be indicated next to the film. Where films are not classified by the BBFC, the Film Festival has recommended its own rating and age suitability next to the film. See website for up-to-date ratings. For more details about film content and recommended ages, go to or ring the Leeds Young Film team on Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult in the cinema. We are not responsible for anyone left alone in the cinema or any belongings taken into the cinema. Programme Information Brought to you in glorious 4D The Time Machine by H G Wells I have lived such days as no man has lived before Audio described screening: cinema audio description is a service for people with visual impairments. Alongside the film soundtrack, a descriptive track explains what s happening on screen. Ask at the cinema to borrow a pair of A.D. headphones. Babes-in-arms screening: we provide a relaxed environment, where parents and carers can relax and enjoy the film, while babies and toddlers (up to 18 months) are free to be themselves. Tour De France: To celebrate The Grand Départ from Leeds on Sat 5 July we are hosting a number of special bicycle related screenings and activities. Look out for the Leeds Cycling logo throughout the programme. City Centre Box Office: Photo Shelagh Bidwell Carriageworks Theatre, The Electric Press, Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD Sat 17 May 7:30pm Tickets: 12 ( 10 concession) Family Ticket: 40 Age 12+

6 partners Presented by Funders MediaFish Leading Partners Partners To celebrate the cinema s centenary this year, we are offering FREE behindthe-scenes tours every day from Tue 8 - Fri 11 April at 12.30pm. Find out about the history of the cinema and and experience the projection booth in all it s glory!

7 venues Leeds Town Hall / Leeds Film Academy Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AD Buses 49, 50, 50A stop outside the Art Gallery. Buses 1, 28, 56, 92, 97, 97A stop around the corner on Albion St. Ten minute walk from Leeds train station. Paid on-street parking nearby or in The Light. Access: Main entrance on The Headrow via main steps, level access on ground floor via The Headrow entrance, with lift to all floors. Wheelchair accessible toilets. Hyde Park Picture House Brudenell Road, Leeds, LS6 1JD From city centre take A660 towards Headingley. At Hyde Park corner turn left on to Hyde Park Rd. Take the fourth right onto Brudenell Rd. Buses 56 stops outside the cinema. Access: Free on street parking around the cinema. Street level access to stalls via fire exit. No wheelchair accessible toilets. Guide Dogs welcome. Vue Cinema in the Light 22 The Light, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 8TL For directions, buses and parking, see Leeds Town Hall above Access: Fully wheelchair accessible via Albion St, disabled parking in The Light, infra-red hearing system. Everyman Leeds Level 4, Trinity Leeds, Albion Street, Leeds, LS1 5AT Five minutes walk from Leeds train station, entrance on Boar Lane (by Holy Trinity church). Multi-storey car park available by Leeds train station (entrance on Swinegate). Access: Full disabled access. We strive really hard to ensure that you get the best experience of the Film Festival and we know that sometimes it can be hard to get tasty, healthy food at the cinema, so this year we ve partnered up with Market Wraps who will be bringing some of their amazing food for you to enjoy. Market Wraps is not going to just bring their famous pulled pork wraps to the Leeds Young Film Festival they have also been working on a special menu item especially for our younger fans, Scooby Snack box containing a toasted wrap filed with fresh homemade meatballs, melted cheese, lettuce, tomato, accompanied with a small bag of scooby snack sweets and a drink. There will also be the amazing halloumi cheese wrap, served with mediterranean vegetables, and a Yorkshire rapeseed and lemon drizzle cake. A taste sensation for all, not just our vegetarian customers. Find us at the Hyde Park Picture House on Sat 5 and Sun 6 April.

8 GALA SCREENINGS Opening Gala: Rio 2 in 3D Closing Gala: The King and the Mockingbird Tue 1 April, 6.30pm, Vue in The Light Dir. Carlos Saldanha, USA, 2014, 101 mins Fri 11 April, 2pm, Hyde Park Picture House Dir. Paul Grimault, France, 1980, 83 mins, English version It s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in RIO 2, after they venture from that magical city into the wilds of the Amazon for a family reunion. Out of his element in a land he doesn t know, Blu must face his most fearsome adversary - his father in law - while evading Nigel s fiendish plans for revenge. All your favorite RIO characters are back, and they re joined by Oscar nominee Andy Garcia, Grammy winner Bruno Mars, Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth and Oscar/Emmy /Tony winner Rita Moreno. RIO 2 also features new Brazilian artists and original music by Janelle Monae and Wondaland. Widely considered one of the best animated features of all time, The King and the Mockingbird (Le Roi et l Oiseau) has been cited by Studio Ghibli s Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata as a profound influence on their work. It is adapted from a fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson about a tyrannical King ruling over the kingdom of Takicardia. The King is in love with a beautiful shepherdess in a painting on his wall, but she is in love with a chimneysweep from another artwork. At night the paintings come to life, and together they attempt to flee. Hiding at the top of the palace they team up with the spirited Mr Bird, the only creature who dares to make fun of the King, before leading the police on a wild chase... Animation, Family, Comedy See this if you liked: Rio, Ice Age, Up See also: The King and the Mockingbird, Pim & Pom, Aladdin 8 Animation, Family, Comedy See this if you liked: The Castle of Cagliostro, Spirited Away See also: Rio 2, Antboy, Frozen

9 SPECIAL EVENTS Scooby Doo and the Cyber Chase BAFTA Children: Behind the Scenes Sat 5 April, 10am, Hyde Park Picture House Dir. Jim Stenstrum, USA, 2001, 75 mins (event 105 mins) Sat 5 April, 1.30pm, Hyde Park Picture House Age mins Following the huge success of our Scooby-Doo event last year, we are bringing him back with another feature-length outing, alongside lots of exciting activities, including a treasure hunt,maskmaking and design-your-own monster. The real-life Mystery Machine will be there for you to get your photo taken with Scooby- Doo himself and our food partners, Market Wraps will be serving up some healthy Scooby Snacks for lunch! While the Scooby gang are testing out a video game based on their exploits they are sucked into the game by an evil virus. Teaming up with the cyber versions of themselves, they must defeat the phantom virus and escape back to the real world. Ben Shires (Officially Amazing!) and Katie Thistleton (CBBC presenter) host a showcase of the films, television, games and websites nominated at last year s BAFTA Children s Awards. A fun mix of live demonstrations, behind-the-scenes films and interviews will highlight the talent behind the nominations from actors to animators, composers to directors. Aimed at a family audience (7-12 year olds) there will be plenty of opportunity for audience interaction with competitions, challenges and Q&As. They ll be chatting to some of the talented people behind your favourite programmes including Sam Watts, composer for Wizards vs Aliens and the creative team behind Strange Hill High. Nominations included The Amazing World of Gumball, Moshi Monsters, ParaNorman, Sam & Mark s Big Friday Wind-up, Strange Hill High, Wizards Vs Aliens and Wolfblood so you re bound to find lots to enjoy at this very special event. City Centre Box Office:

10 SPECIAL EVENTS Belleville Rendez-vous with Animat Live Moshi Monsters The Movie + Guests Sun 6 April, 7pm, Hyde Park Picture House Dir. Sylvain Chomet, France, 2003, 78 mins, French with subs When Madame Souza s grandson, Champion, is kidnapped during the Tour de France, she sets out with her faithful, overweight dog Bruno on a perilous adventure that leads to the small town of Belleville. Penniless, they are befriended by three eccentric elderly women who were once the renowned singers The Triplets of Belleville. Together they take on the local criminal underworld to rescue the missing Champion. Musicians and DJs Mark Daly and Michael Harding formed Animat in Their unique soundtracking take on cult films is a mix of specially written music, tracks from their DJ catalogue and the film s dialogue and score played live with the screening. They are performing Belleville Rendez-vous to celebrate The Grand Départ. Animation, Comedy, Musical See this if you liked: The Illusionist, Persepolis See also: Come on Eddy!, The King and the Mockingbird, UPSIDEdown Tue 8 April, 1pm, Hyde Park Picture House Dirs. Wip Vernooij, Morgan Francis, UK, 2013, 81 mins (event 105 mins) Hold on to your gooberries Moshi Monsters: The Movie is out on DVD from 14 April. Join Katsuma, Poppet, Luvli, Furi, Divalo and Zommer as they attempt to rescue the legendary Great Moshling Eggfrom dastardly Dr Strangeglove and his bungling sidekick Fishlips. To celebrate, we re presenting an extra special screening with Executive Producer Jocelyn Stevenson and animator Wip Vernooij who will provide a a special behind the scenes look at everyone s favourite creatures as they share insights and secrets of the film. With lots of Moshi Monster activities too! 2013 Universal Pictures. All rights reserved. Animation, Family, Adventure See this if you liked: The Lego Movie, Peppa Pig See also: Rio 2, Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase, The Jungle Book 10

11 SPECIAL EVENTS How to be Horrid Scrap Island Adventure Tue 8 April, 3pm, Hyde Park Picture House Age mins Wed 9 April, 2pm, Hyde Park Picture House Age mins A chance to find out what goes on behind the scenes at CiTV s most popular animated TV show, Horrid Henry; how the characters are brought to life and how stories are created, how an episode grows from script to screen and what happened when Henry became a 3D movie star! Lucinda Whiteley, writer and producer of the show, will be joined onstage by a mystery guest or two to discuss all these things and more. There will almost certainly be prizes too so make sure you book your tickets in advance so as not to be disappointed! Lucinda co-founded Novel Entertainment to produce Fimbles and the Roly Mo Show. Before that she worked at Channel Four Television, Universal and London Weekend, working on programmes as diverse as The Big Breakfast, Hollyoaks, Ant and Dec Unzipped and Maisy. City Centre Box Office: Create your own adventure story! Join Daniel Ingram-Brown for a workshop using ideas from his new book, Rise of the Shadow Stealers. Create your own scrapmap island, populate it with characters and challenge them with death defying quests and adventures. Daniel is an author, playwright and community theatre producer. His workshops use objects, scrap materials, pictures and sounds to fire the imagination. Daniel really has the knack of firing children s imaginations - Wendy Kent, librarian 11

12 25th anniversary screenings Honey I Shrunk the Kids Bill & Ted s Excellent Adventure The Abyss 989 Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi Fri 4 April, 6pm, HPPH Dir. Joe Johnston, USA, 1989, 93 mins Wayne Szalinski is a mad scientist working on a top secret miniaturising machine at home. When the machine unexpectedly works, he accidently shrinks his teenage son and daughter, along with their friends. Now the size of insects they must try and survive their own over-sized back yard while their father finds a way to restore them to normal size. Everything is an enormous adventure when you re microscopic, even a plain old bowl of cereal. - Nick, Leeds Young Film Festival See this if you liked: Innerspace, Ghostbusters See also: Bobby and the Ghosthunters, Antboy Sat 5 April, 10pm, HPPH Dir. Stephen Herek, USA, 1989, 90 mins In San Dimas, California two slacker teenagers, Bill S. Preston Esq and Ted Theodore Logan are about to fail their history report which would be bogus for the future of mankind. Rufus, a dude from the future, is sent back in time to help them pass their report, with a little help from various figures throughout history including Napoleon, Billy the Kid and Joan of Arc. Screening in partnership with Hyde Park Picture House s cult strand Creatures of the Night Comedy See this if you liked: Wayne s World, Superbad See also: Ghost Graduation Fri 4 April, 8pm, HPPH Dir. James Cameron, USA, 1989, 164 mins When a US nuclear submarine sinks into an ocean abyss due to unknown circumstances, the US Navy scramble to the scene to rescue survivors and recover the nuclear missiles before the Russians do. They enlist a team of civilian divers but during the operation tensions rise when they discover that there is something extra-terrestrial living in the abyss. Wow! A game changer, the Gravity of the 80s. - Debbie, Leeds Young Film Festival Action, Adventure, Sci-fi See this if you liked: Aliens, Close Encounters See also: Haunter 12

13 Toy Story Toy Story 2 TOY STORY day Toy Story 3 Sun 6 April, 10:30am, HPPH Dir. John Lasseter, USA, 1995, 81 min In 1995, when Pixar created Toy Story, the first completely computer generated feature film, it changed the way animated films were made forever. Woody the cowboy has always been Andy s favourite toy, but when Buzz Lightyear arrives one birthday, a bitter rivalry begins that threatens the harmony of the toybox and Woody s friendship with all the other toys. Sun 6 April, 1pm, HPPH Dirs. John Lasseter, Ash Brannon, Lee Unkrich, USA, 1999, 92 min Pixar step up a gear for the sequel to their most beloved franchise. When Woody is accidentally sold to a toy collector who plans to ship him off to a museum in Japan, it is up to Buzz and the rest of Andy s toys to mount a daring rescue. Meanwhile Woody learns of his history and makes some new friends who want him to stay with them. Sun 6 April, 3pm, HPPH Dir. Lee Unkrich, USA, 2010, 103 mins All good things must come to an end and the final instalment of the Toy Story trilogy is both heartwarming and tear-inducing. With Andy all grown up, the toys are accidentally packed off to a day-care centre instead of being safely boxed up in the attic. Befriended by Lotso, Woody and the gang plan their escape, but can they trust the cuddly bear? Probably the best animated trilogy of all time back to back! With loads of fun activities for the whole family including making your own toy and having a go at a thaumatrope, plus a few surprises. Don t forget to come as your favourite character and win a prize in our competition or if you don t fancy it, then bring your favourite toy in fancy dress! We are also offering to take your pre-loved and perhaps unused toys off your hands in our Toy Re-homing we ll make sure they get the chance at the new life that they deserve. All toys will be donated to Young Lives Leeds, supported by Voluntary Action Leeds helping to improve the lives of children, young people and families in Leeds. Market Wraps will be there throughout the day and will have a special Toy Story snack on hand to keep you going! Young Lives Leeds supports children s Third Sector and Charitable Organisations to improve the lives of children, young people and families in Leeds, by giving these organisations the voice, information and advice they need to build better services. City Centre Box Office:

14 best of leeds international film festival The Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF) is now the largest regional film festival in the UK, screening over 150 feature films every year to an audience of over 35,000 people. For 2014 Leeds Young Film Festival brings you some of the best family and teen films from last year s edition, including the festival Audience Award winner, The Rocket. Come and see why The Guardian referred to Leeds International Film Festival as The jewel of the North. Antboy Ghost Graduation Sat 5 April, 3.30pm, HPPH Dir. Ask Hasselbalch, Denmark, 2013, 77 min, Danish with English subs U Mon 7 April, 8pm, HPPH 15 Dir. Javier Ruiz Caldera, Spain, 2012, 88 mins, Spanish with English subs A shy twelve-year-old becomes a superhero after being bitten by an ant and develops unimaginable powers. With help from his friend, comic book nerd Wilhelm, Pelle creates a secret identity as the superhero Antboy, and becomes a local crimefighter. When a supervillain, The Flea, enters the scene, Antboy must step up to the challenge. An instant family favourite. It has enough action, comedy, and charm to entertain superhero fans of all ages! Chris Fell, LIFF Director Fans of The Breakfast Club will love this Spanish supernatural comedy about a group of five ghostly students who are haunting a troubled highschool. Modesto is a teacher who can see dead people and realises that he may be able to help the students move on if they can graduate. But how do you go about teaching five wayward teenage ghosts stuck in the 80s? NB Contains use of strong language and sexual references Comedy, Family See this if you liked: Ben 10, Spider-Man See also: Vampire Sisters, Honey I Shrunk the Kids Comedy, Supernatural, Fantasy See this if you liked: The Breakfast Club, The Sixth Sense See also: Bill & Ted, Haunter 14

15 best of leeds international film festival Little Fugitive The Rocket We are the Best! Thu 10 April, 10.30am, HPPH Dirs. Ray Ashley, Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin, USA, 1953, 80 mins Arguably the very first indie movie made outside the American studio system, Little Fugitive is a groundbreaking low budget gem. The film follows seven year old Joey, who runs off to Coney Island to hide out, after being tricked into thinking he has killed his older brother while playing with a rifle. The Cinema of Childhood season is curated by filmmaker Mark Cousins, presented by Filmhouse and supported by the British Film Institute s Programming Development Fund, awarding funds from the National Lottery. Sat 5 April, 6pm, HPPH Dir.Kim Mordaunt, Australia/Thailand/ Laos, 2013, 96 min, Lao with English subs Set in rural Laos, this spirited fable-like family drama tells the story of scrappy ten-year-old Ahlo, who yearns to start a new life after his village is displaced to make way for a dam. After a long journey through a land scarred by the legacy of war, to prove he s not bad luck he decides to enter the most exciting and dangerous competition of the year: the Rocket Festival. NB Contains scenes of natural childbirth and a scene of accidental death Thu 10 April, 8:15pm, HPPH Dir. Lukas Moodysson, Sweden, 2013, 102 mins, Swedish with English subs Set in early 1980s Stockholm, We are the Best! is a raucous tale of three preteen outcasts who form an all-girl punk band from Swedish auteur Lukas Moodysson. Neglected or taken for granted at home and school, the three girls react by making themselves unignorable and when they are mocked for looking different, they demand centre stage. Drama See this if you liked: The 400 Blows, Stand By Me See also: A Story of Children and Film City Centre Box Office: Drama See this if you liked: Whale Rider See also: UPSIDEdown, Lad: A Yorkshire Story Comedy, Drama See this if you liked: Together See also: Horizon Beautiful, When She s Dancing 15

16 disney at everyman There is something special about seeing a Disney animated film at the cinema and to celebrate our partnership with Leeds newest cinema, Everyman, we have selected some of the most memorable moments from the last 50 years. Whether you want to sing along to the latest blockbuster, Frozen, or take a trip down memory lane with The Jungle Book or The Rescuers, you can be sure of having a great time in the special VIP private screen 5½. All the films will be accompanied by various free activities and why not take advantage of the Everyman restaurant and make a day of it! The Jungle Book Mon 7 April, 2pm, Everyman Leeds Dir. Wolfgang Reitherman, USA, 1967, 78 mins Based on a story by Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book tells of Mowgli, a boy who has been raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. When the wolves hear that the fierce tiger, Shere Kahn, is nearby, they decide to send Mowgli to a local man tribe where he can grow up as a human. On his way to the village, Mowgli makes lots of new friends and questions whether to leave the jungle. The Jungle Book is simply a classic. I d recommend any book that has been adapted into a film or play - George, MediaFish The Rescuers Tue 8 April, 2pm, Everyman Leeds Dirs. John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman, Art Stevens, USA, 1977, 78 mins When little orphan girl Penny is kidnapped by the evil pawnshop owner Madame Medusa and her sidekick Snoops, brave mouse Miss Bianca and shy janitor Bernard of the Rescue Aid Society set out to find her. With the help of Orville the Albatross they travel to Devil s Bayou where they find Penny is being forced to search pirate caves for the Devil s Eye, the world s largest diamond. I adored The Rescuers as a child and knew the words to all the songs - I m looking forward to singing along. - Martin, Leeds Young Film Animation, Family, Adventure, Comedy See this if you liked: Pinocchio, Ponyo See also: Moshi Monsters, Toy Story Animation, Family, Adventure, Comedy See this if you liked: 101 Dalmations, Antz See also: Antboy, Little Fugitive 16

17 Aladdin The Lion King disney at everyman Frozen Wed 9 April, 2pm, Everyman Leeds Dirs. Ron Clements, John Musker, USA, 1993, 90 mins Thu 10 April, 2pm, Everyman Leeds Dirs. Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff, USA, 1994, 89 min Fri 11 April, 2pm, Everyman Leeds Dir. Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, USA, 2013, 102 mins Fed up of being forced to stay in the palace, Princess Jasmine sneaks out to the marketplace in disguise, where she meets Aladdin and they fall in love. Thrown in jail by the evil Jafar, Aladdin is forced to assist in his evil plot to rule the kingdom by retrieving a magic lamp from the Cave of Wonders. Can the genie of the lamp help him marry the princess, who must (by law) marry a prince? Robin Williams brilliant genie turned Aladdin into an instant classic and accounts for about a third of my childhood. - Alex, MediaFish Embark on an extraordinary coming-of-age adventure as Simba the lion cub goes in search of his destiny. From the stunningly beautiful opening sequence, the hilarious escapades of Timon and Pumbaa, to the awe-inspiring conclusion, you will be thrilled by the breathtaking animation, unforgettable award-winning music and timeless story. An extraordinary mixture of levity and fun one can expect from Disney combined with the darkness of Shakespeare s Hamlet. - Gabriel, MediaFish In this heart-warmingly icy tale, fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey, teaming up with the rugged Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven, to find her sister Elsa whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. A final chance to see the multi-award winning Disney blockbuster to coincide with the Blu-ray and DVD release on March 31. Animation, Family, Fantasy, Adventure See this if you liked: Shrek, Kung Fu Panda See also: Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Toy Story 2 City Centre Box Office: Animation, Family, Adventure, Comedy See this if you liked: Despicable Me, Up See also: Rio 2, Rusty Knight Animation, Family, Adventure, Comedy See this if you liked: Epic, Brave, The Croods See also: Rio 2, Toy Story 3 17

18 family films 5+ Rusty Knight Pim & Pom: The Great Adventure Tue 8 April, 10.30am, Hyde Park Picture House Dir. Thomas Bodenstein, Germany, 2013, 85 mins U Wed 9 April, 10.30am, Hyde Park Picture House Dir. Gioia Smid, Netherlands, 2014, 70 mins U Just as his dream of winning the big jousting tournament comes true, Rusky Knight is falsely accused of theft and stripped of his knightly honour and his castle. Determined to prove he isn t the fool everyone thinks he is, he sets out to redeem himself and win back the heart of his damsel, Bo, who has been tricked by the evil Prince Novel into becoming his bride. Can Rusty save the kingdom of Scrapland, defeat the wicked Prince, regain his title and rescue the damsel? Pim and Pom are two cheeky housecats who live with The Lady. One day her nieces, Tracey and Stacy, visit and ask if they can take Pim and Pom to the park for a picnic, while secretly planning to steal the cats and take them to their new home in another town. Pim and Pom escape but quickly find they are not cut out to live on the streets. Befriended by a gang of alley cats, Pim and Pom s friendship is put to the test, while the distraught Lady tries to find her missing companions. A heartwarming animation with great songs to rival any of Disney s musicals, Pim and Pom will appeal to children, families and cat-lovers everywhere. - Martin, Leeds Young Film Programme Manager Animation, Family, Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy See this if you liked: Finding Nemo, Cars, Robots See also: Rio 2, Aladdin 18 Animation, Family, Adventure, Musical See this if you liked: The Aristocats, Tom & Jerry, Top Cat, The Moomins See also: Rusty Knight, Moshi Monsters The Movie

19 family films 10+ Bobby and the Ghosthunters Come on Eddy! Wed 9 April, 4pm, Hyde Park Picture House Dir. Martin Lagestee, Netherlands, 2013, 90 mins, Dutch with English subs PG Thu 10 April, 1pm, Hyde Park Picture House Dir. Gert Embrechts, Belgium, 2012, 100 mins, Belgian with English subs PG When mischievous ghosts threaten business on the fomer cruise ship Rotterdam (now a flaoting hotel and conference centre),13- year-old Sanne and her parapsychologist father Lucas are called in to hunt the ghosts. On the ship she meets ghost Bobby, a boy of her age, who has been wandering the ship since the sixties. When Bobby and the other ghosts refuse to leave, the Rotterdam s owner brings in a rival, nasty ghosthunter. In a last ditch attempt Sanne tries to help Bobby with assistance from a very special old woman. Eleven-year-old cycling fanatic Freddy is the son of a butcher in an idyllic village in rural 1970s Belgium. His life is turned upside down when the first supermarket in the village opens its doors. To mark the opening the supermarket organises a cycling race and the winner will get to meet cycling legend Eddy Merckx. Freddy s father opposes the supermarket and the competition, but Freddy subscribes behind his back. By participating in the race a new world opens, not only for Freddy, but also for all those around him. Cycling fans rejoice! With excitement already building for The Grand Départ in Leeds, Come On Eddy! is the perfect film to get you in the Tour de France spirit. - Debbie, Leeds Young Film Festival Director Fantasy, Adventure - recommended 10+ due to mild bad language See this if you liked: Ghostbusters, Caspar, Beetlejuice See also: Vampire Sisters, Haunter City Centre Box Office: Adventure, Drama - recommended 10+ due to age of characters See this if you liked: Billy Elliot See also: The Rocket, Belleville Rendez-vous 19

20 family films 10+ family films 12+ Vampire Sisters Horizon Beautiful Thu 10 April, 3.30pm, Hyde Park Picture House Dir. Wolfgang Groos, Germany, 2013, 96 mins, German with English subs PG Tue 8 April, 6pm, Hyde Park Picture House Dir. Stefan Jager, Switzerland/Ethiopia, 2013, 88 min, English and Amharic with some English subs 12A When half vampires Silvania and Dakaria move to Germany, they are less than impressed. Having to start at a new school, hide their powers and make new friends really doesn t appeal as Sylvania just wants to be human while Dakaria really wants to be fully vampire. Visiting a magic shop it seems like they will get their wishes, until it turns out they ve been mixed up. In a race against time to undo the spell they must also avoid their obsessed neighbour who is determined to stake them and rid the town of vampires. Admassu is a twelve-year-old Ethiopian street kid whose dream is to become a professional footballer. When an international soccer magnate arrives in Addis Ababa looking for young hopefuls Admassu is determined to show off his skills. When his plans go wrong and Franz is nearly kidnapped by thugs, Admassu finds himself stranded in the middle of nowhere, having to act as a reluctant guide to the ungracious white guy. However as they spend time together their opinions of each other begin to change. Stefan Jager scores a hatrick with humour, emotion and serene beauty in this moving tale of hopes, dreams and football. - Dylan, MediaFish Comedy, Fantasy - recommended 10+ due to theme See this if you liked: Harry Potter, Twilight See also: Bobby and the Ghosthunters, Antboy Drama - recommended 12+ due to one use of strong language See this if you liked: Whale Rider, Bend it Like Beckham See also: UPSIDEdown, Come on Eddy! 20

21 family Films 12+ Lad: A Yorkshire Story + Cast & Crew UPSIDEdown Wed 9 April, 8pm, Hyde Park Picture House Dir. Dan Hartley, UK, 2013, 97 mins 12A Mon 7 April, 6pm, Hyde Park Picture House Dir. Bernd Sahling, Germany, 2013, 90 mins, German with English subs 12A When Tom Proctor s dad dies his world falls apart; his brother joins the army, his mum is threatened with eviction and he faces a criminal prosecution after spreading manure over the local bank. All this changes however when Tom meets park ranger Al Thorpe in this inspiring story of two individuals overcoming adversity and finding true friendship. Director Dan Hartley s semi-autobiographical tale explores the profound relationship between the landscape of the Yorkshire Dales and the communities that thrive inside it s boundaries. Lead actor Bretton Lord will be attending the screening to talk about his experiences of making the film, alongside other cast and crew. Drama - recommended 12+ due to theme and strong language See this if you liked: The Full Monty, Brassed Off See also: The Rocket, Project Wild Thing City Centre Box Office: Sascha is a young teenager with a love of cycling, who enjoys recording everyday sounds with his friend Elli who turns them into music. Unfortunately he is failing at school and constantly getting into trouble with the police. When his mother requests help from social services, Sascha is diagnosed with ADHD he is given a care worker to help him with his school work. As the medication starts to work, his behaviour and school work improve but at the cost of his friendship with Elli. A fascinating look at the impact of ADHD. To tie in with the Grand Départ, we are running On the Bike Track Music Workshop, where you can make your own cycle-inspired music as seen in the film (see page 29 for more details). Drama - recommended 12+ due to theme and strong language See this if you liked: Kes, The Selfish Giant See also: Come on Eddy!, Little Fugitive 21

22 teenage kicks 15+ When She s Dancing Haunter Thu 10 April, 6pm, Hyde Park Picture House 15 Dir. Wolfgang Groos, Germany, 2013, 98 mins, German with English subs Sat 5 April, 8pm, Hyde Park Picture House Dir. Vincenzo Natali, USA, 2013, 97 mins tbc Self-centred, arrogant teenage rock band System Failure are on the verge of success - a record producer wants them to open for a major band, as long as they play their hit When Inge is Dancing. All is going well until guitarist Joscha injures his hands and can t play. The only replacement they can find is Inge, who is furious about the song they wrote about her. While trying to convince her to help them achieve their dream, all the band members begin to realise there is more to life than fame and fortune. Recommended 15 due to strong language, scenes of recreational drug taking, sexual references, smoking & nudity It s 1985 and the eve of Lisa s sixteenth birthday, a day she and her family appear to be reliving over and over again. Slowly Lisa realises that they are ghosts, destined to relive their last day again and again until they discover how they were killed. As she begins to unravel the mystery of the house, she discovers that her family weren t the first victims and may not be the last. A wonderfully dark and sinister thriller from the director of Cube and Splice. A sinister mash-up of Groundhog Day and The Others. Trust me, you ll love it! - Alex, MediaFish Comedy, Musical, Drama See this if you liked: Rock School, Pretty in Pink See also: We are the Best!, The Rocket 22 Horror, Thriller See this if you liked: The Others, The People Under the Stairs, Insidious See also: Bobby and the Ghosthunters, Ghost Graduation

23 documentary Magic Camp Project Wild Thing A Story of Children and Film Tue 8 April, 8pm, HPPH Dir. Judd Ehrlich, USA, 2012, 85 mins 12A Thu 3 April, 6pm, HPPH Dir. David Bond, UK, 2013, 83 mins Wed 9 April, 6pm, HPPH Dir. Mark Cousins, UK, 2013, 106 mins, English with some subtitles Tannen s Magic Camp in America is the real-life Hogwarts where budding young magicians come every summer to hone their skills while learning to cope with the pressures of growing up. The documentary follows several young teenage hopefuls eager to follow in the footsteps of previous Magic Camp graduates including David Copperfield and David Blaine. A spell-binding film! I m wand-ering how I can go to this camp. To summon up - it s fab!. - George, MediaFish David Bond is concerned. His daughter, like city kids everywhere, is becoming dependent on TV and the internet, spending too much time indoors. He decides to try and find a way to compete against the marketing brands taking up so much of his daughter s life and with the help of a number of professionals he goes about selling Nature to British families with amusing results. Living life in nature, this wonderful little documentary markets the outdoors to a skeptical generation. - Imogen, MediaFish Following the success of his sixteen-hour visual love letter to cinema, The Story of Film, Mark Cousins returns with a passionate and detailed look at the portrayal of children in the movies throughout cinema s history. With clips of films from all over the world, this is an opportunity to discover some amazing hidden gems, including the stunning Little Fugitive, also showing in LYFF (see page 15). This film is a treasure trove of new discoveries, even for an old film geek like me. - Alex, Leeds International Film Festival Programme Manager Documentary See this if you liked: Spellbound, Être et Avoir See also: Project Wild Thing City Centre Box Office: Documentary See this if you liked: Super Size Me, Dirt! See also: Magic Camp, A Story of Children & Film Documentary See this if you liked: A Story of Film, The First Movie See also: Little Fugitive, The Rocket 23

24 competitions and awards Leeds Young Filmmaker Golden Owl Awards Independent Directions (The INDIs) Award Wed 2 April, 7pm, Leeds Town Hall Age mins, FREE Event Mon 7 April, 2pm, Hyde Park Picture House Age mins, FREE Event Leeds Young Film Festival, ArtForms and Logistik are delighted to present the 2014 Golden Owl Awards, celebrating the work of Leeds schools, community groups and individual filmmakers. This Oscars style red carpet, black tie extravaganza will showcase the best new films from the emerging talent across the city in the splendour of Leeds Town Hall with awards being handed out by local dignitaries and celebrities. Introduced this year by David Dimbleby and hosted by Dean Smith with accompaniment from Leeds Youth Jazz and Training Orchestras this will be a night to remember! The 2014 Independent Directions Young Filmmaker Award (the INDIs) showcases the best UK short films made by young people who are making films without funding, professional support or schools involvement. The competition is about innovation, a raw talent in filmmaking and clever or engaging storytelling with a DIY approach. With prizes in four categories, from under 11s through to year olds, the competition is an opportunity to see a great selection of films from the next generation of filmmakers. Independent Directions is sponsored by the IAC, the Film & Video Institute, who provide support and guidance to all independent filmmakers. This is a private event however a limited number of tickets may be available. Please contact City Centre Box Office on if you wish to attend This event is FREE but tickets must still be reserved through the City Centre Box Office. Anyone attending the INDIs can claim free tickets to the BBFC masterclass at 12.30pm (see page 28). 24

25 short film programme Minicine - International Panorama FESTIVAL SHOWCASE LYFF 2014 Festival Showcase Fri 11 April, 10.30am, Hyde Park Picture House Various dirs. & countries, , 90 mins approx, some subs PG Fri 11 April, 1pm, Hyde Park Picture House Age mins, FREE Event A package of short films especially put together for Leeds Young Film Festival. Featuring some brilliant short filmmaking from right across the globe, made both BY and FOR children and young people. A chance to see something a bit different. Want to see what the talented young filmmakers of Leeds have been up to during the Film Festival? Then make sure you come along to the special Film Festival Showcase where we ll be screening all the short films and animations that are created in the Film Academy during the festival. So if you ve been to a workshop, here s your chance to see your work on the big screen. We ll also be announcing the winners of the March of the Robots design a poster competition and our young jury will also be announcing the film they ve chosen to receive the Golden Wings Young Jury Award. Tickets go quickly, so make sure you book your seats early! Various genres - recommended 10+ due to age of characters and themes See also: A Story of Children and Film, INDIs Young Filmmaker Award This event is FREE but you must still reserve tickets through the City Centre Box Office on or in person at The Carriageworks. City Centre Box Office:


27 film academy workshops Invisible Cinema Tour Animation Creation Sat 5 April, 11am or 2pm, Leeds City Centre Age mins (including optional 30 min Town Hall Clock Tower Tour) 5 for one adult + one child. Book places through the City Centre Box Office on or in person at The Carriageworks Understanding buildings is like detective work: you need to gather the clues that will tell you the true story of the building. Once you start looking, doors open up, ghosts materialise, patterns emerge and windows reveal the city s past. In Invisible Cinema, Ben Waddington reveals the tricks of the trade that will allow young house detectives to piece together the lost stories that are all around us. All it takes is sharp eye, an ear for a story and a keen sense of adventure. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult. Ben Waddington is a Birmingham based historian and director of the Still Walking festival The event is sponsored by Child Friendly Leeds and Leeds Architect Awards. City Centre Box Office: Mon 7 April, 10am - 4pm, Leeds Film Academy Age 8+ 5 per child (please bring a packed lunch) Places can be booked through the City Centre Box Office on or in person at The Carriageworks Interested in making your own stop-motion films but have no idea where to start? At this special day-long introduction to animation you can learn the process of storyboarding, model making, camera techniques and film editing. Make your mini-masterpiece using stop-motion animation software I Can Animate and video editing software imovie. You will get a copy of your film to take home with you and have the chance to see your creation on the big screen at the Festival Showcase on Fri 11 April at Hyde Park Picture House. Jelena Zindovic is a Leeds based practicing artist who specialises in film and photography. She has 10 years teaching experience and has taught Creative Media and Arts at several Leeds colleges and schools. The event is delivered in partnership with Artforms. 27

28 film academy workshops BBFC Masterclass Make Your Own Film Festival Mon 7 April, 12.30pm pm, Hyde Park Picture House Age 10+ This event is FREE but you must book a place through the City Centre Box Office on or in person at The Carriageworks What makes the difference between a film being rated at PG or 12A? Do you know what kind of scenes might break the law? Who decides what category a film gets - and why? Find out at our interactive BBFC Behind the Scenes masterclass, where BBFC Examiner Heidi Renton will talk about the BBFC classification process, film legislation and classification issues - all illustrated by a selection of fascinating clips. The session will also cover the BBFC s work with the public, filmmakers and film industry, and rating of digital online works. Tues 8 & Wed 9 April, 10am pm, Leeds Film Academy for both days Places can be booked through the City Centre Box Office on or in person at The Carriageworks Ever wanted to put on your very own Film Festival or find out more about film programming? Learn all the skills you need to make your own film festival in this two day workshop! Day One is a How- To Guide where you will learn everything you need to create a festival. On Day Two you will select the films and design the poster for your own mini-festival which will take place during Breeze Arts Festival at the Hyde Park Picture House on Sunday 20 July. Sarah Crowther is a freelance film lecturer and director of 11th Fantastic Films Weekend at the National Media Museum. The event is sponsored by Breeze Arts Festival. 28

29 film academy workshops On the Bike Track Music Workshop Robot Animate! Tue 8 & Wed 9 April, 1.30pm - 4pm, Leeds Film Academy Age for both days (includes FREE ticket to UPSIDEdown, page 21) Places can be booked through the City Centre Box Office on or in person at The Carriageworks Want to learn how to make your own music? To celebrate the Tour de France coming to Leeds in July we have created this special two day music workshop in conjunction with composer and sound artist Phill Harding, based on the film UPSIDEdown (see page 21). Across the two days you will learn about sound recording and then get a chance to make your own music track using bicycle parts and accessories, finally editing it together on the computer with Audacity music editing software. Phill Harding is a composer and sound artist who works with sound in a primarily visual-arts context. Recent work includes residencies at Spike Island, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Rogue Project Space. Thanks to Pedallers Arms for loan of the bike parts City Centre Box Office: Thu 10 April, 10am pm, Leeds Film Academy Age 8+ Thu 10 April,1.30pm - 4pm, Leeds Film Academy Age 8+ This event is FREE but you must book a place through the City Centre Box Office on or in person at The Carriageworks Animate a HelpfulBot! The Film Festival s most popular workshop returns once again and this year we ve teamed up with March of the Robots on their mission to make 10,000 robots for Leeds! Could a robot help to solve problems in the area you live? Design a HelpfulBot then use collage and stop motion animation to bring it to life and tell your story. Feel free to bring your own drawings or make your own at the workshop and take home a copy of your film. Alison Booth is an artist and facilitator who loves to combine art and digital media to tell stories. Alison is part of the March of the Robots team, creating and delivering robot making and animation workshops as part of this year long project. 29

30 film academy workshops How to Make a Music Video Minecraft Hack Workshop Thu 10 April, 10am - 4pm, Leeds Town Hall Age per child (please bring a packed lunch) Places can be booked through the City Centre Box Office on or in person at The Carriageworks Working with ELFM s award winning music video team, you ll get hands-on experience planning and shooting a music video in the stunning surroundings of Leeds Town Hall and then get a chance to see it on the big screen at the Leeds Young Music Video Awards 2014 on 13th April at The Brundenell Social (see page 26 for more details). East Leeds FM is a community radio station based in Seacroft, Leeds. Since first going live in 2003, over 7000 local people, aged between 3 and 87, have broadcast their thoughts, stories, ideas, poetry and music. ELFM is a project of community arts company, Heads Together Productions. Fri 11 April, 10am pm, Leeds Film Academy Age per child Places can be booked through the City Centre Box Office on or in person at The Carriageworks Why build when you can code? Join coding expert and Minecraft fan Martin O Hanlon in this creative workshop where you will learn how to take advantage of Minecraft add-ons and write your own code to do something different in the game. Learn how to create coloured blocks, make your character walk on air and much more. You don t need to know anything about coding and you ll get a worksheet to take away so you can carry on your hacking at home. You must bring a laptop with Minecraft installed for this workshop. Martin O Hanlon is a professional geek and creator of Martin loves to make fun stuff with code and uses Minecraft to get young people interested in coding and technology. 30

31 DAY BY DAY GUIDE Venue Age Page Tuesday 1 April 1pm Opening Gala: Rio 2 Vue in The Light U 8 Wednesday 2 April 7pm Leeds Golden Owl Young Filmmaker Awards Leeds Town Hall Thursday 3 April 6.00pm Project Wild Thing Hyde Park Pic House PG 24 Friday 4 April 6pm Honey I Shrunk the Kids Hyde Park Pic House PG 12 8pm The Abyss Hyde Park Pic House Saturday 5 April 10am Scooby Doo and the Cyber Chase + Mystery Machine Hyde Park Pic House U 9 11am Invisible Cinema Walk Leeds City Centre pm BAFTA Children: Behind the Scenes Hyde Park Pic House pm Invisible Cinema Walk Leeds City Centre pm Antboy Hyde Park Pic House U 14 6pm The Rocket Hyde Park Pic House 12A 15 8pm Haunter Hyde Park Pic House pm Bill & Ted s Excellent Adventure Hyde Park Pic House PG 12 Sunday 6 April 10.30am Toy Story Hyde Park Pic House U 13 1pm Toy Story 2 Hyde Park Pic House U 13 3pm Toy Story 3 Hyde Park Pic House U 13 7pm Belleville Rendez-vous with Animat live score Hyde Park Pic House 12A 10 Monday 7 April 10am Animation Creation Leeds Film Academy am BFI Film Academy Showcase Hyde Park Pic House pm BBFC Masterclass Hyde Park Pic House pm INDIs Competition: Under 10s & Hyde Park Pic House pm The Jungle Book Everyman Leeds U pm INDIs Competition: & Hyde Park Pic House pm UPSIDEdown Hyde Park Pic House 12A 21 8pm Ghost Graduation Hyde Park Pic House Venue Age Page Tuesday 8 April 10am Make Your Own Film Festival Leeds Film Academy am Rusty Knight Hyde Park Pic House U pm Behind the scenes cinema tour Hyde Park Pic House 8+ 1pm Moshi Monsters Hyde Park Pic House U pm On the Bike Track Music Workshop Leeds Film Academy pm The Rescuers Everyman Leeds U 16 3pm How to be Horrid Hyde Park Pic House pm Horizon Beautiful Hyde Park Pic House 12A 20 8pm Magic Camp Hyde Park Pic House 12A 23 Wednesday 9 April 10am Make Your Own Film Festival Leeds Film Academy am Pim & Pom Hyde Park Pic House U pm Behind the scenes cinema tour Hyde Park Pic House pm On the Bike Track Music Workshop Leeds Film Academy pm Scrap Island Adventure Hyde Park Pic House 12A 22 2pm Aladdin Everyman Leeds U 17 4pm Bobby and the Ghosthunters Hyde Park Pic House PG 19 6pm A Story of Children and Film Hyde Park Pic House PG 23 8pm Lad A Yorkshire Story Hyde Park Pic House 12A 21 Thursday 10 April 10am Robot Animate! Leeds Film Academy am How to Make a Music Video Leeds Town Hall am Little Fugitive Hyde Park Pic House U pm Behind the scenes cinema tour Hyde Park Pic House 8+ 1pm Come on Eddy! Hyde Park Pic House PG pm Robot Animate! Leeds Film Academy pm The Lion King Everyman Leeds U pm Vampire Sisters Hyde Park Pic House PG 20 6pm When She s Dancing Hyde Park Pic House pm We are the Best! Hyde Park Pic House Friday 11 April 10am Minecraft Hack Leeds Fim Academy am Minicine: International Short Film Panorama Hyde Park Pic House PG pm Behind the scenes cinema tour Hyde Park Pic House 8+ 1pm Film Festival Showcase Hyde Park Pic House pm Frozen Everyman Leeds U 17 2pm Closing Gala: The King and the Mockingbird Hyde Park Pic House U 8 For more information visit City Centre Box Office: