No Gloss Film Festival is Leeds’ independent film festival, celebrating underground cinema, do-it-yourself, unconventional film-making, and independent films by local and international film-makers. Conceived in early February 2012, No Gloss Film Festival was born out of a need for a film festival in Leeds that specifically supported and showcased underground films and independent film-making.
“It does feel like a very natural partnership between us. The partnership highlights what we’re fundamentally all about: promoting local grass roots art.” Rhian Aitken – Manager of Art Hostel
This year No Gloss partners with The Art Hostel Leeds to provide the full festival experience. The Art Hostel Leeds is the first art hostel in the UK and is a truly magical space. The Art Hostel Leeds is a project which was funded by East Streets Arts. East Streets Arts has been developing artists across the North since 1993. The Art Hostel is a unique project providing a base for independent artists world-wide and bringing grass roots arts to the forefront of the Leeds underground scene.
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