Leeds International Film Festival 2017
27 October 2017 - Nick Boothroyd
The cinematic extravaganza that is Leeds International Film Festival returns in November with a smorgasbord of cultural delights hosted at a number of venues across the city.
The university is again involved as an event partner, our big screen in Millennium Square will be showing a collection of short films and the Northern Film School is hosting a celebration of the cinema pioneer Louis Le Prince.
We also have a student work as an official selection for this year’s festivals. The film, Some Body was directed by BA2 student Francesco Puppini and was produced as part of the experimental film module.
An evocative visual poem featuring two bodies and one voice, Some Body will be part of the Leeds International Screendance Competition.
The Big Screen on Millennium Square will be showing Random Acts Leeds, a collection of short films from Friday 10 November to Thursday 16 November with a daily screening held at: 10:00, 12:00, 16:00, 18:00, 20:00 and 22:00 with each screening taking 30 minutes.
Random Acts presents a selection of short film by young artists filmmakers aged 16-24. From animation and comedy, to dance and spoken word – these bold and creative short films reflect the mosaic of contemporary life in England through the lens of its young artists. These innovative, thought-provoking films are each less than 3 minutes and span a range of art forms and topics. The project is a joint initiative by the Arts Council England and Channel 4 Random Acts. Accompanying the screening will be short films celebrating the Leeds’ bid to become the Capital of Culture 2023.
The Northern Film School in conjunction with Leeds International Film Festival is holding a series of events to celebrate the work and life of Cinema Pioneer Louis Le Prince.
The Big Screen will be screening experimental films from students of the Northern Film School as part of this Louis Le Prince celebration at the following times: Friday 10: 13:00, 17:00 and 19:00. Saturday 11: 13:00, 17:00 and 19:00. Tuesday 14: 13:00, 17:00 and 19:00. Thursday 16: 13:00, 17:00 and 19:00.
Full information on Leeds International Film Festival can be found on the event website here.