Shorts Showcase - Leeds International Film Festival 2023
New work from Northern filmmakers on the big screen

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Date: 8 Nov 2023
Time: 17:00
Location: Hyde Park Picture House
73 Brudenell Road, Leeds, LS6 1JD
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Catch brand new work from exciting Northern filmmakers on the big screen.

Our Shorts Showcase at Leeds International Film Festival presents a selection of films recently funded by BFI NETWORK in partnership with Film Hub North.

Join us at Hyde Park Picture House on Wednesday 8 November for a film programme that includes a folk horror set in a Manchester school, an unflinching examination of street harassment and a story of two brothers surviving on the margins in the North East.

Before the screening, we’re hosting a networking event where you can connect with local filmmakers. Our Creative Producer Lab 2023 participants will be in attendance looking to meet Northern writers and directors.

Tickets to the Shorts Showcase are free.

This screening is suitable for audiences aged 18 and over.

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Earlier in the day, we're hosting a series of masterclasses for filmmakers - featuring the writers of Rye Lane and more. Tickets for our industry programme are available to book separately.

Event schedule

17:00 - 18:00: Networking

18:00 - 19:30: Shorts showcase

Films screening in this programme are:

Brother Nature – W. Brian Martin | D. Maxy Bianco | P. Jen Corcoran

Nettle Day – W/D. Jack Nicholls | D. Andy Berriman | P. Justin McDonald & Kate Hodgson

The Last Cowboy in Salford – W/D. Jakob Lancaster | P. Pilar Cartró Benavides & Alastair Hope-Morley

Starling – W/D. Matthew Boyle | P. Tara Langford

Void Days – W/D. Jude Christian | P. Tuyet Van Huynh

Safe – W/D. Debbie Howard | P. Rachel Robey