Every section of Leeds International Film Festival is a unique programme, each one almost a film festival in itself. You could just see all the screenings and events in Short Film City to experience the vast diversity of the real world of cinema – films from every continent, archive and new films, documentary, fiction, experimental, and animated, comedies, dramas and fantasies.
The 2011 International Short Film Competition in three parts features some of the most acclaimed work of the year, with discoveries from short film festivals in Krakow, Hamburg, and Oberhausen, and from selections at Cannes and Venice. The International Competition is presented over three consecutive days at the Hyde Park Picture House which is also the host venue for the annual British and Yorkshire short Film Competitions, this year showing on Saturday 12th November. The Yorkshire Short Film Competition is a highlight event as a showcase for the region’s exciting new filmmaking talent.
The hugely popular World Animation Competition is again hosted by Leeds Town Hall, in the magnificent setting of Victoria Hall. This competition features dozens of the best animated shorts in all their forms, and this year a third programme has been added to the line-up due to the high standard of work submitted to the 2011 festival.
Leeds International Festival runs from 3 – 20 November 2011.