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Submit your film to the 18th Leeds Young Film Festival!

Leeds Young Film Festival takes place every Easter and welcomes young people and their families to the largest film event of its kind in the north of England.

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. For the festival’s film programme, we are looking 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 Regular Deadline for submissions is 16 December 2016.

Young filmmakers from Leeds can submit their short films to Leeds Young Filmmakers Golden Owl Awards 2017 until 3 February 2017.