30th Leeds International Film Festival 2016 Anime Line-Up Revealed!

2016 marks the 30th year for the Leeds International Film Festival and recently they have announced a whole bunch of films that will be screened across Leeds between 3rd to 17th of November 2016. Alongside these art house and cult titles are also some anime feature films; both new and old are included!

What’s in store? Let’s find out!


On Sunday 6th November there will be an event known as Animation Day which focuses solely on animation, and for this line-up we have a couple anime films that will be screened! The day pass is £20/£25 while each individual film will be £6.50/£8.50 to book. All five films in that event will be hosted at Victoria Hall (the address is Victoria Hall, Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AD).

Feel free to check out the LIFF Catalogue Guide for more information on any of the film’s available and details on the festival.

Here’s the list for Animation Day:

11:00am – Kizumonogatari Part 1 -Tekketsu- & Part 2 -Nekketsu-
Runtime: 124 minutes
Recommend Age Rating: 15
LIFF Film Page

1:45pm – Belladonna of Sadness
Runtime: 93 minutes
Recommend Age Rating: 18
LIFF Film Page

3:45pm – The Red Turtle (with Father and Daughter short film)
Runtime: 88 minutes
Recommend Age Rating: PG
LIFF Film Page

6:00pm – Psychonauts, The Forgotten Children
Runtime: 76 minutes
Recommend Age Rating: 15
LIFF Film Page

8:00pm – A Silent Voice
Runtime: 129 minutes
Recommend Age Rating: 12
LIFF Film Page

In the Animation Day line-up we have the Kizumonogatari films (Parts 1 & 2 back to back, as Part 3 is due for Japanese theaters in January 2017), the psychedelic arthouse film Belladonna of Sadness, and the latest Kyoto Animation feature film A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi). Screening alongside these films are other animated features like the French film The Red Turtle (which was also co-produced by Studio Ghibli) and the Spanish film Psychonauts, The Forgotten Children.

There are also a couple other anime films being made available outside of the Animation Day event that are available to watch via booking individual tickets.

Friday 4th November
9:15pm – Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem
Runtime: 68 minutes
Recommended Age Rating: PG
LIFF Film Page

7:00pm – Redline
Runtime: 102 minutes
Recommended Age Rating: 15
LIFF Film Page

Thursday 10th November
6:00pm – The Animatrix (double bill with The Matrix)
Runtime: ~90 minutes (9 shorts)
Recommended Age Rating: 15
LIFF Film Page

Also featured at the 30th Leeds International Film Festival are a couple live-action Japanese films including Assassination Classroom: Graduation, Creepy, Harakiri, Harmonium, Kids Police, and Woman of the Dunes.

Feel free to check out the rest of the other films screening at Leeds International Film Festival by checking out their website. Be advised that it’s recommended to book your tickets in advance if you want to see these films.


Known simply as 'Grav' by the anime community, his interests are flexible as he is generally not that bothered by what he watches, whether it's a top-tier series or an enjoyable isekai harem trash type. Either way, he does his best to bring folks the latest news on AUKN and also any other information and unboxing hauls over on his Normanic Vault blog.

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