Leiden International Short Film Experience (LISFE) is an annual film festival held in the beautiful city of Leiden in The Netherlands, which is dedicated to Short Films from all genres. Over the years we have built a reputation of showcasing talent from young and motivated film-makers, giving special attention to student films.

Critics Choice
Audience Choice
Best Student Film

Best film from each submission category

All Genres Considered
Films must be a maximum of 30 mins in length
Films should have been completed after and including January 2016
Submission deadline is Sunday 31 December 2017

Overall Rating
  • Very warm and welcoming festival and staff!!! Beautiful location and great programming! And best of all: spotless communication!

    May 2017
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    Festival Formula Ltd

    We had several clients screen there this year, and it was a delight that a festival not only selects a great variety of content (we had an experimental, animation and more involved) but that they were very communicative too. Bravo!

    May 2017
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    Matthew Bartlett

    Great to be Officially Selected this year - the line up looked fantastic! The communication was excellent and the website looks great. Wish I could have been there!

    May 2017
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    Stefano Masserini

    Great festival, really rich program, organization is highly professional.
    Leiden is a wonderful place to be.

    May 2017
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    Martin Lennon

    Outstanding festival and diverse line up

    May 2017