Film & DVD


Selby Globe Community Cinema presents a series of contemporary and classic films, shown as they should be, on the big screen. Films are shown at the Selby Town Hall venue, currently running four monthly projects: Film Society Monday, Silver Screen Matinee with lunch included, film for families during school holidays and Outreach cinema, taking film into rural locations throughout the Selby District.

In 2011 Selby Globe Community Cinema won a highly prestigious Duke of York Community Initiative Award for the development of community spirit, individual leadership and recognition of excellence. In addition scooping the Community Award (two years in a row) and overall Award for dedication to Selby from the Selby Times newspapers group.

Selby Globe Community Cinema was born from a love of film and lack of cinema in the Selby area that spanned over 30 years. Run entirely by volunteers on a mission to extend the provision of film in Selby and surrounding villages, the group has welcomed thousands of people through the doors since their grand opening sell out event: a sing-along screening of Mamma Mia at the Town Hall in September 2009.

It’s an exciting time for film and the Selby Globe Community Cinema! They are all volunteers with one simple mission – to extend the provision of film in Selby and surrounding villages.

Please give them your support.


The new Golden Owls Awards were a highlight of this year's festival

This year’s Leeds Young People’s Film Festival proved a huge success with a record attendance of over 5,000 people of all ages flocking to the silver screen.

The annual event organised by Leeds City Council and MediaFish turned 13 in style earlier this month with sell-out screenings as well as workshops, masterclasses and two fantastic new awards ceremonies promoting talented young filmmakers in Leeds and the UK.

The Hyde Park Picture House was packed out for two screenings of Joss Whedon’s new film The Cabin in the Woods, while the opening gala film Moomins and the Comet Chase proved such a hit that it was screened twice and promoted an online craze which saw fans from as far away as Australia posting pictures of their own Moomins toys.

The screening of We Are Poets at Leeds Town Hall was exceptionally well received by the audience, with renowed poet Benjamin Zephaniah making a special appearance to introduce the documentary about a group of Leeds teens on a trip to represent the UK in America’s largest poetry slam competition.

A treasure hunt and colouring-in session with the Octonauts special got the Great Big Family Film Day off to a fun start, while the singalong version of The Lion King proved as much of a crowd-pleaser as expected.

This was followed by Super Sci-Fi Sunday which featured screenings of Wall-E and Ghostbusters as well as special effects masterclasses and a question-and-answer session with director Gareth Edwards.

Major new elements of the festival were the two awards ceremonies, with Alfie Barker becoming the first-ever overall winner of the Leeds Young Filmmaker Golden Owls Awards at an Oscars-style event held at Leeds Town Hall.

The 15-year-old impressed the judges with his film entitled Imagine, inspired by the real-life experience of Shander Herian who lost his sight during his childhood.

The second ceremony was the INDIs (Independent Directions Award) held at Hyde Park Picture House which showcased work by talented young people from across the UK four age categories.

The overall winner was Don’t Turn Your Back, an experimental short film which explores the transience of wildlife and our role in its survival or destruction, directed by William Fuller from Hampshire.

Director of Leeds Young People’s Film Festival Debbie Maturi said:

“We’ve truly been able to showcase local and international talent at this year’s film festival and the increase in audiences has reaffirmed our belief that there’s a great desire out there for us to support film in the city.

“We hope to see our budding filmmakers migrate to our partner festival, Leeds International Film Festival as they get older and we will continue to support film education for young people throughout the year with our MediaFish and Screen Adventures programmes.”

For more information about this year’s Leeds Young People’s Film Festival visit

Winners of the Leeds Young Filmmaker Golden Owls Awards were as follows:

Aged 3-7 category: Shire Oak Primary School for The Monkey Who Wanted to Fly
Aged 8-11: Calverley Parkside School for The Hat
Aged 12-15: The Zone Youth Centre for Where Did All the Bagels Go ?
Aged 16-19: Leeds City College for Devil Take the Hindmost
Mixed Age category: East Leeds FM for The Story Seller
Individual Filmmakers category: Alfie Barker for Imagine

Winners of the INDIs (Independent Directions Awards) were as follows

Winner: The Flight Journey, director. Keiren Chung
Runner-up The Lost Crystal of Ambalam, DIrs. Joe & Thomas Makarov
Runner-up Fetch!, Dir. Rhiannon Kramers

Winner :The App Team, dir. Alex Howat & Jack Critcher
Runner-up: Dog, dir. Oscar Simmons

Winner: Don't Turn Your Back, dir. William Fuller
Runner-up: Sandwich, dir. Callum Hale-Thompson
Runner-up: Where Am I?, dir. Georgia Ball, Melissa Blake, Annabel Dyer, Kate Nicholson

Winner: Niagara, dir. Léopold Dewolf
Runner-up: Ever Heard A Postman Whistle ?, dir. Bexie Bush

Overall Winner (Institute of Amateur Cinematographers’ Prize)
Don't Turn Your Back, dir. William Fuller

Leeds Young People's Film Festival is presented by MediaFish and Leeds City Council. MediaFish is a cooperative of young people aged 14 - 19 from Leeds that is facilitated by Leeds Young Film. MediaFish are involved in the organisation, programme and marketing of the Leeds Young People's Film Festival and provide a variety of film screenings, workshops and masterclasses for all ages year round.

Leeds Young People’s Film Festival and its events are supported by Creative England, BFI, IAC, Trinity Leeds and Logistik.