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The Leeds International Film Festival continues to go from strength to strength in this, its 20th year. Although younger than its London and Edinburgh brethren, it still prides itself on a varied programme of features, documentaries and short film and this year's event from November 2 to 12, showcases some 220 films.

This year's big draw films include Ben Affleck starrer Hollywoodland. Also fresh from screenings in London are the Hanif Kureshi-scripted Venus and Kevin MacDonald's The Last King Of Scotland. This year there's also a brand new weekend strand, dedicated to horror movies. Fanomenon comprises 11 films, five of which are getting a UK premiere and runs from November 3 to 5. Highlights include a screening of Severance with a Live Director's commentary. News just in is that Isolation has won Silver Melies award.

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The Last King Of Scotland
The Last King Of Scotland
Ugandan dictator's rise to power as seen through the eyes of a young doctor.
London To Brighton
London To Brighton
Two prostitutes flee a murderous gang boss.
Half Nelson
Half Nelson
A drug-addicted teacher is befriended by a student.
Breaking And Entering
Breaking And Entering
A stolen laptop leads to revelations of loss, love and the quality of mercy.
Scene
Scene
Someone is causing a scene.
Mischief Night
Mischief Night
Riotous comedy that isn't scared to highlight social issues.
Paranoia Agent: The Complete Series Box Set
Paranoia Agent: The Complete Series Box Set
A surreal investigation of a closed society's dark psychic underbelly.
Silence Is Golden
Silence Is Golden
A boy's eye view of life with his single mum and a nutty neighbour.
loudQUIETloud: A Film about the 
Pixies
loudQUIETloud: A Film about the Pixies
A documentary about The Pixies.
Interkosmos
Interkosmos
A fictional documentary about an East German mission to colonise the moons of Jupiter.
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