Leiden Shorts - formerly known as Leiden International Short Film Experience (LISFE) - is an annual film festival held in the beautiful city of Leiden in The Netherlands. Leiden Shorts is dedicated to Short Films from all genres and from anywhere in the world. Over the years we have built the reputation of successfully showcasing though-provoking films through an eclectic and selective program.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the 2021 edition has been moved to September 2021.
International Competition (1000€)
Student Competition (500€)
National Competition (500€)
Audience Award (500€)
• All Genres Considered .
• Films must be a maximum of 30 mins in length.
• Films should have been completed after and including January 2020. However, considering that a lot of films did not manage to reach the big screen in 2020 due to COVID-19, we'll be more flexible with accepting films which year of production is 2019. If you fall in this category, please indicate this at the beginning of your Director's Statement when submitting your film.
• Early Bird Deadline is 9th of October, Regular submission deadline is 4th December 2020. Late deadline 26th of December 2021.
• Selection will be announced in April, 2021.