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Leeds Young Film Festival Returns April 10th-20th

Leeds Young Film Festival (LYFF) is one of the United Kingdom's leading film festivals for young people and families. The 2017 iteration is set to take place from April 10th-20th, and as usual is set to feature a great deal of animation and animation related events.

This year's festival boasts screening of all this year's Oscar-nominated animated features- Zootropolis (aka Zootopia) , Kubo and The Two Strings, My Life As A Courgette, The Red Turtle and Moana. A number of other recently released animated films will also be getting screenings including Your Name, LEGO Batman, Long Way North and Finding Dory.

A number of Disney's recent remakes will also screen, with Pete's Dragon and The Jungle Book being joined by both the 2017 Beauty And The Beast and the animated original.



Additionally, there will be a number of animation themed events for families including workshops and more. More details and tickets are available from the festival's website. The animation related events are below.

April 10th

  •  Sheep and Wolves
  • My Life As A Courgette
April 11th
  • Super Furry Animals
  • Long Way North
April 12th
  • Raven The Little Rascal: The Great Race
April 13th
  •  Molly Monster
  • The Red Turtle
April 14th
  • Workshop : Creating 3D Graphics for VR
  • Workshop: Animotion
  • Workshop: Animation With Peppa Pig
  • LEGO Batman Animation Workshop with Spite Your Face
  • Animation Short Film Audience Award
  • Cartoon Special Effects
  • The Gruffalo and Room On The Broom with Boomchikkaboom.
  • BAFTA Kids presents: Mickey and The Roadster Racers
  • Beauty And The Beast (1991) with Boomchikkaboom
  • BAFTA Kids Presents The Amazing World Of Gumball
  • LEGO Batman Sound Effects Workshop
  • Zootropolis
  • Stop Motion Animation Workshop

April 15th


  • Workshop : Creating 3D Graphics for VR
  • Workshop : Creating 3D Graphics for VR (Girls Only Session)
  • LEGO Batman Animation Workshop with Spite Your Face
  • Workshop: Animation With Peppa Pig
  • Cartoon Special Effects
  • Animotion Exhibition
  • Animation Short Film Audience Award
  • Workshop: Toymation
  • LEGO Batman Sound Effects Workshop
  • Stop Motion Animation Workshop
  • The Rescuers 
  • Pokemon IV: Pokemon 4 Ever + Pokemon Go Lunch Hunt
  • Finding Dory (Hyde and Seek)
  • Moana
  • The Animation Show
  • Young Animator Of The Year Awards
  • Pokemon V: Heroes + Pokemon Go Hunt
  • Your Name

  • April 16th



  • LEGO Batman Animation Workshop with Spite Your Face
  • Workshop: Animation With Peppa Pig
  • Cartoon Special Effects
  • Animotion Exhibition
  • Animation Short Film Audience Award
  • Workshop: Toymation
  • LEGO Batman Sound Effects Workshop
  • The Animation Show
  • Workshop : Creating 3D Graphics for VR
  • Workshop : Creating 3D Graphics for VR (Girls Only Session)
  • Stop Motion Animation Workshop
  • Family Animation Workshop with 'Postman Pat' animator John Ashton
  • Life, Animated (Autism Friendly Screening)
  • The LEGO Batman Movie
  • The Jungle Book (2016)
  • Beauty and The Beast (2017)     

  • April 17th
  • Animotion Exhibition
  • Animation Short Film Audience Award
  • Workshop: Animation With Peppa Pig
  • Cartoon Special Effects
  • Workshop: Toymation
  • LEGO Batman Sound Effects Workshop
  • LEGO Batman Animation Workshop with Spite Your Face
  • The Animation Show
  • Family Animation Workshop with 'Postman Pat' animator John Ashton
  • Revolting Rhymes with Boomchikkaboom.
  • Horton Hears a Who
  • The Art of Brickfilming With Spite Your Face Productions
  • Animation Showcase  + ASIFA Premiere


  • April 18th
  • Animation Short Film Audience Award
  • School Screening: Kubo and The Two Strings
  • Animotion Exhibition
  • The Animation Show
  • Family Animation Workshop with 'Postman Pat' animator John Ashton
  • Workshop: Animation With Peppa Pig
  • Workshop: Toymation
  • LEGO Batman Animation Workshop with Spite Your Face
  • LEGO Batman Sound Effects Workshop

  • April 19th

  • Kubo and The Two Strings
  • Animotion Exhibition
  • The Animation Show
  • Cartoon Special Effects
  • Workshop: Animation With Peppa Pig
  • Workshop: Toymation
  • LEGO Batman Sound Effects Workshop

  • April 20th

  • Animotion Exhibition
  • Workshop: Animation With Peppa Pig
  • Cartoon Special Effects
  • Animation Short Film Audience Award
  • Workshop: Toymation
  • LEGO Batman Sound Effects Workshop
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