Corona measures

We at the Leiden International Film Festival are doing everything we can to prevent the spread of the coronavirus during the festival. There will be walking directions, hand sanitizer and all cinema rooms will have indicated seats. This year, it is also possible to watch LIFF films online! That way, you can enjoy the LIFF programme without leaving your room.


Online vs Cinema

This year, we have an online program as well as a physical one. That way, we prevent the spread of the coronavirus as much as possible, without denying people the chance to enjoy the festival!

If you want to watch a film online at home, choose ONLINE in the film overview. Choose CINEMA if you want to watch a film on the big screen.

At the cinema

Prior to the film
Upon entering the cinema, you sanitize your hands and someone will scan your ticket. After that, you follow the walking directions to the correct cinema room. This is also the time to use the bathroom and to get drinks and snacks at the bar. Only pay with card and stick to the walking directions.

In a cinema room
Our volunteers will guide you to your seat in the cinema room. Groups of two people will automatically be placed on adjacent seats. We will try to place larger groups next to each other as well, but we can’t make any guarantees.

After the film
When the film is over, the doors to the emergency exit will open. Please leave through here, so the entrance hall will be empty when visitors of the next film arrive. Do you want to have a nice conversation afterwards? Make a reservation at one of our LIFF partners

Online films kijken 

To watch films online you only need two things: a solid internet connection and a voucher code.

There is a website and code on your ticket. Go to the website and enter the code.

N.B.: the online films have starting times as well! You can start the film within 30 minutes from the starting time. For example: If a film starts at 8.00 PM, you can press the start button until 8.30 PM.


The online platform works best on Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari. We also recommend Windows 7 - 8.1 - 10 or MAC 10.12 and above to watch films. It’s up to you where you watch the film.

Film experience
At home, you can make watching films as fun as you want. For example, you can use the deLIFFeroo service (to be announced soon!) to order food and drinks at your favourite bar or restaurant and receive a complementary code to order an online film. Or you can microwave your own popcorn and drink a delicious LIFF beer with it.


Corona measures in the cinemas

  • Pin Only
  • Walking directions
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Indicated seats in cinema rooms with 1.5 metres between seats

What can I do myself?

  • Only show up if you are healthy
  • Keep a distance of 1.5 metres, follow walking directions and listen to our volunteers
  • Order your tickets online
  • Pay with PIN only