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23rd Leeds International Film Festival by thoughtbubblefestival

By the power of Greyskull Thought Bubblers! Leeds International Film Festival (our partners in fighting crime and pop-culture ignorance) is returning to take over the city this November with their longest festival yet!

The newly extended festival runs from the 4th to the 22nd of November this year, and will once again showcase the very best new cinema from around the world in venues across Leeds. In the coming months they’ll be keeping everyone up to date with all the latest news and information about the programme of events, as well as a few surprises. In order to ensure you stay up-to-date with the most exciting and innovative film event in the UK you can visit their website, become a fan on Facebook and ride the bleeding edge via their Twitter

In the meantime, here’s what they’ve announced so far. Hint: it looks frakking awesome…

2009 Passes and Major Event Tickets now on sale!
Now available to buy online – Passes for the 23rd Leeds International Film Festival and Short Film City 2009, and Major Event Tickets for the Fanomenon 10th Night of the Dead, Fanomenon 3rd Day of Dead, and the 3rd Thought Bubble Comic Book Convention! Save money and take advantage of some amazing special offers. Passes and Major Event Tickets can also be bought through Box Office on 0113 247 8389

23rd Leeds International Film Festival – Full Single Pass £70
The official Film Festival Pass provides incredible value for money, giving access to every screening throughout the packed eleven day programme, including the Official Selection, Fanomenon, Cinema Versa and Short Film City sections, and more. Pass holders will also receive exclusive invitations to special events, advance programme announcements, and a free copy of this year’s event catalogue. 

23rd Leeds International Film Festival – Full Double Saver Pass £120
The Double Saver Pass enables two people to enjoy the full benefits of a Film Festival Pass but with even greater savings!

Short Film City 2009 – Full Single Pass £25
Last year’s Short Film City programme showcased 180 of the very best new and unseen short films from around the world and enthralled audiences in venues across the city. You can enjoy every screening and event in Short Film City 2009 (10th to 14th November) for just £25.

Fanomenon 10th Night of the Dead – Major Event Ticket £20 / £16 concession
The legendary Night of the Dead returns to the Hyde Park Picture House on Friday 13th November as part of this year’s Film Festival with a terrifying all-nighter guaranteed to ‘raise the stakes’ on anything we’ve done before – a must for dedicated fans of horror.

Fanomenon 3rd Day of the Dead – Major Event Ticket £25 / £20 concession
The giant Day of the Dead horror event moves from the City Varieties Theatre to the grand Victorian splendour of the Victoria Hall at Leeds Town Hall. Day of the Dead 2009 on Saturday 7th November will be a morning to midnight marathon of genre cinema, special guests, events and prizes, plus the Fanomenon Film Fair.

The LIFF continues to surpass itself year on year, and is guaranteed to satisfy even the most hardened fans of motion pictures. So, in the immortal words of Jack  Nicholson’s Joker – Let’s broaden our minds…

– Clark

From the makers of American Astronaut comes STINGRAY SAM!! by thoughtbubblefestival
16/05/2009, 1:34 pm
Filed under: Film and Sequential Art, News, Trailers

Check out this new theatrical trailer for the musical space western, STINGRAY SAM. Written and directed by Cory McAbee. Music by AMERICAN ASTRONAUT. Narration by David Hyde Pierce. If you know and love the musical American Astronaut you will LOVE this, if you haven’t seen American Astronaut…….where have you been?! It is fantastic! We can’t wait for this. It should hopefully be showing at the 23rd Leeds International Film Festival this year so don’t miss out!

Bryan Talbot’s Grandville by thoughtbubblefestival
14/05/2009, 5:11 pm
Filed under: News, Trailers, What is Sequential Art? | Tags:

The animated trailer for Bryan Talbot’s new graphic novel Grandville
has just hit the net and it’s looking pretty damn cool.

Bryan is a comics legend with the collection of his Luther Arkwright series representing one of the first British graphic novels. Bryan subsequently worked on a number of big titles in the UK and US comics scene including Sandman, Hellblazer, Judge Dredd, and, my personal favourite, Nemesis the Warlock.

Grandville looks set to continue this run of unbridled excellence and is described as “an anthropomorphic steampunk detective-thriller” which has as its protagonist a large working class Badger. Nice. Check out the trailer below the jump and goto the official site for more information.

– Clark

LOOK! NEW WILL EISNER SPIRIT TRAILER! by thoughtbubblefestival
01/05/2008, 11:41 am
Filed under: Trailers

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Persepolis trailer by thoughtbubblefestival
25/06/2007, 7:56 pm
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ChrisWare’s This American Life animation by thoughtbubblefestival
25/06/2007, 7:42 pm
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The Sequential Art. A documentary about comics. by thoughtbubblefestival
10/06/2007, 4:43 pm
Filed under: Trailers