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Children’s television stars will be in the frame to help youngsters celebrate their love of the cinema.

Leeds’s very own Ben Shires from CBBC’s Officially Amazing! and CBBC presenter Katie Thistleton will be at the Hyde Park Picture House today.

They will take a look behind the scenes at the work of the British Academy of Film and Television with a showcase of BAFTA nominated and award-winning television, games and websites.

The duo will help youngsters to celebrate the Leeds Young Film Festival, which will also see the creative teams behind Moshi Monsters and Horrid Henry visit Hyde Park Picture House on Tuesday, April 8.

The cinema, which is celebrating its centenary year, will also screen a day dedicated to Scooby Doo tomorrow and the whole Toy Story trilogy on Sunday.

Leeds Young Film Festival director Debbie Maturi said: “Every year Leeds Young Film Festival gets bigger and better with an amazing range of films from all over the world.

“It is the best place to bring the family this Easter with events and activities from films you know and love and some that you won’t get the chance to see anywhere else.

“There are a host of workshops and masterclasses to get creative and learn more about cinema.”

Tickets start from just £2.50 for under 19s and £5 for adults.

Youngsters from across the city were given the chance to walk along the red carpet to celebrate their film making skills at the Golden Owl Awards in Leeds earlier this week as part of the festival, which finishes on Friday April 11.

Here is just a selection of the films on show this Easter for families:

* Closing Gala: The King and the Mockingbird on Friday, April 11, at Hyde Park Picture House at 2pm.

* Moshi Monsters The Movie on Tuesday, April 8, at Hyde Park Picture House at 1pm.

* How to be Horrid on Tuesday, April 8, at Hyde Park Picture House at 3pm.

* Toy Story Trilogy on Sunday, April 6, at Hyde Park Picture House from 10.30am.

* Everyman Cinema will screen a Disney classic every day next week finishing with smash-hit Frozen on Friday, April 11, at 2pm.

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