LEGO AND BAFTA KIDS JOIN US FOR LIVE SHOWS AND WORKSHOPS, PLUS AARDMAN ANIMATION EXHIBITION
UK’S FIRST VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE FOR FAMILIES, THE VR ZONE, COMING TO LEEDS CITY MUSEUM
DR SEUSS-INSPIRED EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA AT LEEDS TOWN HALL
£3 CINEMA TICKETS AND £10 FAMILY PASSES AT HYDE PARK PICTURE HOUSE
We’re super excited to announce the programme for the 2017 Leeds Young Film Festival! Tickets are on sale now with even more films and events to be announced over the coming weeks. Browse our programme here, and keep your eyes out for even more films and events over the coming weeks.
The Zones: click the logos to find out what’s on where, or read on for highlights….
ANIMATION CENTRAL – Carriageworks Theatre, 14-17 April
After a sell-out event in 2016, Animation Central will once again host world-leading animators, delivering workshops and shows across Easter Weekend for children aged 4-12. LEGO art director Tori Davis will visit from LEGO headquarters in Denmark to talk about her work, and will work with children to turn themselves into a LEGO mini figure by learning to draw the LEGO way. Further workshops include 3D animation, Postman Pat Animator John Ashton, Minecraft themed workshops, and stop motion animation creating fun for all ages, all Easter long. View all workshops here.
Tori Davis will also be a special guest at the daily Animation Show: an interactive family event where families can watch cartoons together, test their animation trivia knowledge, and go behind the scenes to discover the secrets of some of their favourite programmes. The audience will help animators including Tori, Paul Couvella (Scream Street, Pingu) and John Ashton (Postman Pat, Clangers) make an animated movie live on stage.
LYFF2017 also welcomes BAFTA Kids for two very special preview events with Cartoon Network and Disney Junior. Animation Central will be one of the first places to see Disney Junior’s brand new series Mickey and the Roadster Racers, and Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball before they screen on TV later this year. Kids will get the chance to win Cartoon Network and Disney Junior goody bags, and a special prize is on offer for adults too.
Animation Central will also host the free AniMotion Exhibition, a colourful and interactive hands-on exhibition. featuring the legendary Aardman Animations, a giant Day of the Dead skull with glowing rotating eyes….
THE FILM HOUSE – Easter Eggstravaganza with Sneaky Experience, Leeds Town Hall. 15-17 April
The Town Hall is transformed each year by the magical Sneaky Experience into the must-attend family Easter event. This year, Dr Seuss is our inspiration, and children of all ages and their families are invited to ‘Whooo’s in the Hooose?!’ for a surprising Springtime experience featuring a cast of unique characters, interactive theatre and rhyming adventures.Come join us this spring for a wonderful thing. Full of laughter and rhyming and songs you can sing…
Our Dr. Seuss-inspired Easter Eggstravaganza ‘Whooo’s in the Hooose?!’ pops up at Leeds Town Hall this Spring – The place to be for an unforgettable theatrical, family adventure.
Meet the ZING WITH THE SPRING and help the CHEEKY SNEAKIES find the EGGS WITH THE LEGS.
Explore Easter, as never before! Join our:
– Theatrical egg trail
– Rhyming Workshops
– Interactive Storytelling
– Seuss-inspired Sing-a-Long
– Character-led Parade
– Audience Film Shoot
As part of your adventure you can even see yourself transformed into a Seuss inspired character in your very own film with our magic green screen!
Experience Easter with Sneaky Experience & Leeds Young Film Festival – fun for all ages. Book now – www.sneakyexperience.co.uk/calendar
REEL KIDS – Hyde Park Picture House, 10-20 April
Screen time can be SHARED time this Easter. Ditch the tablets and TV, the re-runs and the overpriced multiplex, and watch films with the whole family on the big screen for pocket-money prices. Choose from big hits from Disney (Moana, The Jungle Book) and TV favourites on the big screen (The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom) with extra special activities for under 5s provided by ‘baby rave’ legends Boomchikkaboom, and this year’s Oscar-nominated animations. Plus there’s brand new films for children you
can’t see anywhere else: as Leeds is bidding to be the European Capital of Culture, support the bid by watching our European films for kids – from France (the Oscar-nominated My Life as a Courgette), Germany (Fortune Favours the Brave), Spain (Zip & Zap and the Captains Island) and Denmark (Antboy III).
We’re also showing the biggest cinema hits from 2016 for absolute bargain prices, including The BFG, The Jungle Book, and Pete’s Dragon, alongside special anniversary screenings of cult classic The Princess Bride and the Disney classic The Rescuers, with children’s tickets just £3 and family passes for £10.
Some films you will know and love, some you’ll never have heard of, but at the irresistable price of £3 per ticket you can take a chance on something new or enjoy classic with the whole family this Easter, all at the lovely Hyde Park Picture House.
VR ZONE, Leeds City Museum, 14-17 April
New for 2017, the UK’s first exhibit of virtual reality curated especially for families. Completely free to attend, the experience includes:
The Dome: An immersive 360 degree experience allowing viewers to experience cinema in a whole new way, planetarium-style with jaw dropping content from NASA and Audiosonic Vision, created by the American Museum of Natural History, re-edited by JellyFish Moon and scored by The Constellation Collective.
‘BBC Home – A VR Spacewalk’: An epic 15-minute immersive virtual reality experience: produced by REWIND in collaboration with the BBC Science, BBC Learning and BBC Digital Storytelling teams.
Google Expeditions: A virtual reality experience that joins viewers in immersive virtual trips all over the world. Get up close with historical landmarks, dive underwater with sharks, even visit outer space.
Tilt Brush: A 3D painting experience from Google where the room is your canvas, and your palette is your imagination. Users can paint life-size three-dimensional brush strokes, stars, light, and even fire.
Google Cardboard: A chance for visitors to use their own phone with one of LYFF’s Google Cardboards to experience some of the incredible content that’s currently available.