LIFF Presents: Happening & The Velvet Queen, Olga  Fundraising Screening for Ukraine, Leeds Young Film Festival 2022 and more...

LIFF Presents in April

LIFF Presents: Venice winner Happening & The Velvet Queen with music by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis

Our next LIFF Presents preview night is on 21 April at Vue in The Light with Happening and The Velvet Queen: book tickets for both films and save 25% off the total price. Winner of the Golden Lion at Venice 2021, Audrey Diwan's Happening is a sensitive and searingly powerful story of a young woman's experience with abortion while it was still illegal in 1960s France.

The Velvet Queen is a mesmerising nature documentary with incredible cinematography of the Tibetan highlands and a gorgeous score by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. The film, from French directors Marie Amiguet and Vincent Munier, tracks two wildlife enthusiasts on the trail of the elusive snow leopard high up in one of the last sanctuaries of the wild world.

LIFF Presents and INDIs Movie Nights - Olga fundraising screening in support of Ukraine, Robert Eggers' The Northman, Leeds Young Film Festival 2022 and more...

Olga - Fundraiser for Ukraine

Olga – fundraising screening in support of Ukraine

LIFF Presents and INDIs Movie Nights are joining up for a fundraising screening of Olga in support of Ukraine, with proceeds going to the Disasters Emergency Committee. Elie Grappe’s gripping drama is about a Ukrainian gymnast who is forced to leave her country during the Maidan protests in 2014. Olga is screening at the Carriageworks Theatre on 13 April at 7.45pm.

Robert Eggers returns with The Northman

From Robert Eggers, director of The Witch and The Lighthouse (both previously screened at LIFF), The Northman is an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father's murder. The star-studded cast includes Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgård, Claes Bang, Ethan Hawke, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Björk. Screening from 15 April at most cinemas including National Science & Media Museum.

Leeds Young Film Festival 2022

Leeds Young Film Festival 9-15 April 2022

Leeds Young Film Festival is excited to be back at the Carriageworks Theatre this Easter. Join us for a family film experience like no other. From classics such as Moana to family favourites such as Shaun the Sheep, to nostalgia inspiring family fun in Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds and The Adventures of Moomin Papa, there really is something for everyone. Tickets are now on sale at

The Criterion Collection Competition: Win April's releases on Blu-ray

Our exclusive monthly competition gives you the chance to win one of two bundles of the latest Blu-rays from The Criterion Collection. April's titles include In Cold Blood, Love Jones and Make Way For Tomorrow. To enter, answer the following question: Which American music producer did Love Jones star Larenz Tate play in the 2004 film Ray? Email answers to by midnight on Sat 30 April 2022.

Criterion Collection - April Competition

The Worst Person in the World

The Worst Person in the World in cinemas

There was a terrific audience reaction to our LIFF Presents preview of Joachim Trier's 'instant classic' The Worst Person in the World. We follow Julie through four turbulent years in her early twenties in as she struggles to navigate her love life and career choices. There are chances to see it this month with select screenings at National Science and Media Museum (1–3, 6–8, 10 & 13–14 April), Leeds University Union with Hyde Park Picture House (24-25 April) and Hebden Bridge Picture House (23, 24 & 28 April). 

Leeds University Union: Red Rocket, Small Body and Murina

Hyde Park Picture House's On the Road touring programme brings a selection of acclaimed titles to Leeds University Union over the next month. Red Rocket (10-11 April) is a gleeful character study of an ex-adult film star from Sean Baker (Tangerine, The Florida Project). Laura Samani's captivating debut Small Body (25 April) is a mythic odyssey across the majestic landscapes of 1900s' Italy. Murina (1 May) is an enthralling Croatian 'sunshine noir' from Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović. 

Hyde Park Picture House

The Man Who Invented Motion Pictures

Hebden Bridge Picture House: Paris 13th District, Hive & Local Hero

A selection of new releases and special one-off screenings featured in Hebden Bridge Picture House's April programme. Highlights include Paris 13th District (8, 10 & 14 April), a modern story of love and life, reflecting shifting attitudes towards identity and fidelity featuring a script by Céline Sciamma's (Portrait of a Lady on Fire) and direction from Jacques Audiard (A Prophet). There are also select screenings of Kosovan war drama Hive (9–12 & 14 April) and a one-off screening of Bill Forsyth’s much-loved Local Hero (9 April).

Banff Mountain Film Festival 2022

The annual, touring Banff Mountain Film Festival returns with a thrilling new collection of short films. Join the world’s best adventure filmmakers and explorers as they push themselves to the limits in the most remote and stunning corners of the globe. Witness epic human-powered feats, life-affirming challenges and mind-blowing cinematography. The festival returns with two entirely different selections of films – the Red Film Programme and the Blue Film Programme. 5 & 7 May at The Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds and 19 May at Hebden Bridge Picture House

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Film Industry Opportunities

Screen Yorkshire Jobs

Job opportunities at Screen Yorkshire

Screen Yorkshire is the lead body for supporting and developing the screen industries across Yorkshire and Humber, and are currently recruiting for two posts based at its offices in Leeds. A new Head of Skills and Industry Engagement (apply by 4 May 2022) will help shape and deliver Screen Yorkshire's industry-facing skills and training programmes. An Executive Assistant (apply by 27 April 2022) will support the administration of the Yorkshire Content Fund.

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