Film entry

Submit your film for LIFF 2021

Submissions for the 16th edition of the Leiden International Film Festival are open. Submit your film now for LIFF 2021! 

Early bird deadline: Jul 15, 2021    
Regular deadline: Aug 19, 2021    
Late deadline: Sept 9, 2021
Notification: Sept 28, 2021  

We accept submissions through FilmFreeway.


BONKERS! Shorts will have its third year as program in 2021. This category is suitable for all films that will either get a very low or very high score from audiences. Films that you can make no sense of, films that are completely BONKERS!. Whether they are absurd, shocking or hilarious: it will make audiences ask themselves: "what did I just watch?". The winner of the BONKERS! Shorts competition wins €500,-, to be used for a new crazy project!


All Over the World Shorts is a combination of the programs of Pronck International Shorts and LIFF International Shorts. The LIFF International Shorts program will be more focused on clear messages in films. We are looking for bright young filmmakers who want to share their vision, ideas or idiosyncrasies with their audiences. Every sort of fiction short is eligible, but a film with a very clear own voice is preferred.
The Pronck International Shorts program is a celebration of the best stories all over the world. The format of short films lends itself perfectly for telling the perfect story, where every element is important and there is no unnecessary prolongation. The film that can tell its story in an optimal way by combining all filmic elements will be the winner of the program. The winner of  the Pronck International Shorts program receives a contribution towards their next film. The prize money is €500,-.

About LIFF

Founded in 2006, the Leiden International Film Festival (LIFF) has become one of the leading film festivals in the Netherlands showcasing feature films that examine the border between arthouse and mainstream from all over the world. The 2021 edition lasted 10 days and screened over 100 films.

The 16th edition of LIFF will be from October 28 till November 7, 2021.