It’s finally here. The big reveal. Those who have been to the film festival from previous years will know that our choice of venue is just as important as the films we showcase. And this year will be no different. The venue choice is also a chance for people to explore the city differently and so, retaining our “films in unusual spaces” vibe, we have selected Temple Works Leeds as the official venue for 2014.
Temple Works is a Grade 1 Listed Building just about 5 minutes walk away from central Leeds train station. A former flax mill that was once the largest room in the world, it was built between 1836 and 1840, modelled against the Temple of Horus in Edfu, Egypt. You can still see the stone columns and Eqyptian symbols around the building that are still intact and have survived after all these years. It was also the building where the first hydraulic lift was invented, the first of it’s kind in the world at the time.
A bigger space equals more opportunities to do stuff and, roam and discover! The building has a massive outdoor space which we will utilise for the food and drinks tents, live music, art and visuals. Indoors, the venue will hold 2 screening areas and 2 well stocked bars as well as space for discussion panels and workshops.
Make no mistake, we’re still a no frills fest, we’re definitely going to still keep the industrial / warehouse-feel that makes our film festival different!
Official festival dates: 11th – 12th October 2014
We’re so excited it’s unreal! See you there!
Earlybird tickets are now on sale!
EVERY TICKET HOLDER GETS 10% OFF DRINKS AT THE NETWORKING EVENT – at our sister venue!