27 oct - 5 nov 2017

Film entry

Submit your film for LIFF 2017

Submissions for the 13th edition of the Leiden International Film Festival are open. Submit your film now for LIFF 2018! 

Early bird deadline: Jul 15, 2018 
Regular deadline: Aug 12, 2018 
Late deadline: Sept 02, 2018

We accepts submissions through our partners of FilmFestivalLife and FilmFreeway.

Cinema Brewers Shorts Competition

Short films from all over the world compete in this competition. The films will be presented at the festival in two blocks, one for American Indie Shorts, and one for International Shorts. The winning short will receive a price of € 2.500,-, made possible by the Cinema Brewers Film Fund.

American Indie Shorts

Short films from North America. Young American talents who are yet unknown to international audiences are invited to the selection, where they can take their first steps into the global limelight.

International Shorts 

International Shorts are presented in two blocks at the festival. We work together with Leiden International Short Film Experience in selecting the best of worldwide shorts today.

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 2017 edition lasted 10 days and screened over 100 films.

The 13th edition of LIFF will be from November 2 till November 11.