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'Leeds Young Film Festival' Returns For 20th Year

Leeds Young Film is the UK's leading festival for films for family audiences and it returns this month for its 20th iteration. Among the line-up is an impressive array of animated films, boasting a selection of the best of recent hits and classics, as well as a few early screenings too.

Festival attendees will be among the first UK audiences to get the chance to see anime Penguin Highway,  Spanish 2D feature Tito and The Birds, Chinese CGI film Foodiverse and stop-motion film Captain Moten and The Spider Queen. Popular recent films screening include Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Ralph Breaks The Internet, Incredibles 2 and Mirai. Classic screenings include Kiki's Delivery Service, The Little Mermaid and Wallace And Gromit: Curse Of The Wererabbit.

Outside of the features, the line-up features programs of shorts and numerous workshops and special events aimed at kids and families. These include Meet the Aardman Animation with senior model-maker Jim Parkyn, Animation Skills with InspireEd and Lego Movie Animation Workshop and a look behind the scenes of Disney's 101 Dalmation Street. There are also a selection of VR experiences on offer at this year's festival.

Leeds Young Film will run from April 7- 22 at venues across Leeds and tickets to most events are just £3, with family tickets costing £10. For full details and to book visit the festival's website.