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Leeds Young Film Festival

8 April - 22 April 2019


Contact: -

E-mail: leedsyoungfilmentry@gmail.com

Phone: 0113 247 8398

Fax: -

Address: Leeds Film, Town Hall, The Headrow
Leeds
LS1 3AD
United Kingdom - England

Festival website

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Leeds Young Film Festival features a programme of the best new and unseen international cinema for young people, as well as classic screenings, moving-image related workshops and masterclasses. Now in its 18th year, the festival welcomes young people and their families to the largest film event of its kind in the north of England.

For the festival’s film programme, we are looking for family-friendly short and feature films. Every film submitted to this festival through FilmFreeway will receive feedback explaining our programming decision. We believe honest feedback is the best way to support emerging filmmakers.

Short films for children and young people must be suitable for all ages. They may be fiction or documentaries and can be submitted to our Animated Short Film or Live Action Short Film category. Animated short films run for our Audience Short Film Award, while live action short films will be judged by our Young Jury. Both of these two short film competitions award a cash prize of £250 to the winning films.

Feature films for children and young people are an important part of the festival’s programme and are eligible for our prestigious Jury Award.

In order to support emerging filmmakers, all films officially submitted to Leeds Young Film Festival will receive feedback from our programmers, regardless of our programming decision.

Year established: 1999

Is this festival exclusively animation?: No - this is a film festival but with a specific animation category


Submission deadline:
15 February 2019

Entry fee:
(US Dollar) $0-70

Categories:

  • Leeds Young Filmmakers Golden Owl Awards
  • Leeds Young Animator of the Year Award
  • Animated Short
  • Childrens Feature Film
  • Childrens Short

Submission methods:

  • DVD
  • FilmFreeway
  • Online Link (& Password)

Requirements:
Now in its 18th year, the festival features a programme of the best new and unseen cinema for young people from around the world, made both for and by young people, as well as classic screenings, moving-image related workshops and masterclasses. It takes place in three of the city’s most loved venues and is the highlight for film lovers and budding film stars from the age of five years upwards.
Leeds Young Film Festival is open for submissions of short and feature films for young audiences.
Feature Films for Children and Young People are an important part of the festival's programme. They are eligible for our prestigious Jury Award, and the winner is picked by a jury of young people. Films have to be family friendly and suitable for young people up to the age of twelve and their families. To qualify, films may be live action or animation, fiction or documentaries but they must be at least 60 minutes long.
Animated Short Films run for our Audience Short Film Award, while Live Action Short Films will be judged by our Young Jury. Short Films for Children and Young People must be suitable for all ages and no longer than 15 minutes.
Submissions can be made through FilmFreeway, the Final Deadline for submissions is 27 January 2017.
Young filmmakers from Leeds can submit their short films to Leeds Young Filmmakers Golden Owl Awards 2017 until 3 February 2017.

Link to entry form

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