Leeds indie film comes back to city

SUCCESS: The film has won a numberof awards at film festivals across the world.
SUCCESS: The film has won a numberof awards at film festivals across the world.
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A Leeds indie feature film returns home this weekend after nearly a year on the road.

Busking Turf Wars, a comedy about a Leeds busker, will screen this weekend at the fifth annual No Gloss Film Festival in Leeds.

The independent comedy last screened in Leeds in December 2015 to a packed out Hyde Park Picture House.

The trio of filmmakers behind it hosted a free event, and sought voluntary donations from attendees to help fund their film festival submissions.

Since then, the film has played at various film festivals in Texas, Toronto and Vermont.

The feature film was co-written by Leeds college friends Christy Coysh and Peter Trifunovic, who also directed the film.

Peter said: “The highlight for me has definitely been hearing people from all over the world laugh at our quintessentially Yorkshire comedy.

“The excitement about finally showing the film here in Leeds is immeasurable!

“So much of the films charm comes from the ordinary people of Leeds captured in it, so it’s such a pleasure to finally be able to share it with them!’

The award winning, zero-budget feature film has relied on word-out-mouth promotion to get it out there into the world.

Producer Mark Trifunovic, said: “Given the DIY approach we took to actually making the film, it made sense that we took the same approach to getting the film out there; we were really relying on audiences connecting with the film and backing it.”

The film has picked up various accolades since its first showing such as nominations for Best Feature Film in both Vermont and Toronto and a Best Actor award for Christy Coysh in Toronto.

For tickets visit www.noglossfilmfestival.co.uk