Leeds International Film Festival

The world’s first films were made in Leeds in 1888 by Louis le Prince and today the city is a leading centre for film culture located in the heart of Yorkshire, a major European filmmaking region. Leeds film culture includes fantastic new and historic cinemas, exciting film festivals throughout the year, special film events in landmark locations, three universities with dedicated film departments, and a dynamic movement of societies and individuals organising their own film activities. Leeds is home to Screen Yorkshire, which is driving the expansion of film production in the region, and to BBC Yorkshire and ITV Studios: the city is also the new home for Channel 4. Leeds is a nationally-recognised hub for talent development with increasing opportunities for young people in the city’s creative industries, leading to new careers and businesses.


Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow
West YorkshireUnited Kingdom


Chris Fell
Telephone: 0113 378 5999
Email: filmfestival@leeds.gov.uk
Website: https://www.leedsfilm.com/