|| The Leeds International
Film Festival takes place during the first week of
October and proves more popular every year. With plenty
of premieres and workshops on offer it’s
easy to see why tourists flock from across the globe to
enjoy the sights and sounds on offer.
Now in its 20th year, the Leeds International Film Festival
is dedicated to bringing you the best and brightest films
from around the world. Film fans have the chance to see
many productions they might not otherwise get a chance
to see. Incredibly just one percent of films made are
actually given a general release so this is your opportunity
to see just what the other 99 percent are like.
The festival is dedicated to bringing you those films
with the International New Directors Competition and
the Louis le Prince Shorts and Animation competitions.
Offering the cream of the crop from the UK and Yorkshire
(previous premieres have included The Nine Lives of Thomas
Katz - with director Ben Hopkins answering questions afterwards)
and Hollywood premieres including Nicholas Hytner’s
Centre Stage and the UK Premiere of Curtis Hanson’s
Wonder Boys, starring Michael Douglas.
The 2006 festival is set to be the largest and most successful
yet, so make sure you get to Leeds between 3rd and 13th November.
Youngsters also have the
opportunity to take part in some of the exciting projects
surrounding film and animation production with the newer Leeds Childrens’ International Film Festival that takes place each March.
Events take place across the city and participating cinemas
include The Star Cinema, Hyde Park Picture House and The
Those wishing to be involved should contact the Film
Festival Office, PO Box 596, Leeds, West Yorkshire,
LS2 8YQ. For more information check out the official festival website.