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Leeds International Film Festival

November 3 – 20, 2011

What’s It All About

The Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF) is the largest film festival in England outside London. Held in November at various venues across Leeds, West Yorkshire, it screens over 200 films from around the world, commercial and independent. Every year, beginning in 2001, the festival has played host to the Night of the Dead, an all-night horror-thon starting at midnight, usually on the second Saturday of November.

Watch Out For!

LIFF has Five Sections

• Official selection – feature-length, fiction films

• Cinema Versa – documentaries

• Fanomenon – horror, anime, manga and other genres

• Cherry Kino – experimental cinema

• Short Film City – international short films (less than 45 minutes)

Opening Night - November 3

Wuthering Heights, a bold new version of Emily Brontë’s novel by BAFTA award-winning filmmaker Andrea Arnold will be screened on the opening night. The film recently had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, where it won the prize for Best Cinematography and attracted critical claim for its radical take on the classic novel.

Closing Night - November 18

Steve McQueen’s film Shame will be closing LIFF25’s official selection. Official Selection

• Best Intentions

• Breathing

• Aita

• A Quiet Life

• Family Life

• Father

Cinema Versa

Cinema Versa is the home of documentaries inspired by the underground festival aesthetic, running two major themes, music on film and underground voices, incorporating live special events and collaborations to enhance the all round experience of the festival.

• Convento + Battenberg

• Daughters Of Malakeh

• Eco-Pirate: The Story Of Paul Watson

• El Sicario: Room 164

• Futures Market

Fanomenon

Fanomenon is the genre section of the film festival offering a unique combination of great fantasy cinema experiences, both light and dark, that cannot be found together anywhere else on the planet.

• Alien

• Bellflower

• Blind Alley

• Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

• Children Who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below

Cherry Kino

Cherry Kino is the forum for astonishing cinema at the festival – films that fill you with, and make you, wonder. The first weekend focuses on contemporary Australian film as Cherry Kino and East Street Arts partner up to welcome Brisbanite Sally Golding to perform and Nanolab’s Richard Tuohy who will present his films and run a 16mm workshop on selectively applying film processing chemistry by hand along with Nanolab partner and filmmaker Diana Barrie at the Cherry Kino Lab at Patrick Studios, East Street Arts. The final weekend will take place in a temporary Microcinema space by the waterfront in Granary Wharf.

• Language And Possession

• Lucida

• Lab Love!

• Galaxy

• Destructral Video

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