Film Entry

Submit your film for LIFF 2024

Submissions for the 19th edition of the Leiden International Film Festival are now open.

Early bird deadline: July 1 2024
Late deadline: August 15 2024
Notification date: September 9 2024

Independent Shorts

The Independent program is a celebration of the best stories from all over the world. The program is looking for independent voices that are completely themselves. These shorts are extremely varied but belong together because of their distinctive storytelling. The winner of LIFF 2023 is Our Males and Females by Ahmad Alyaseer.

Emerging Shorts

The Emerging Shorts program is aimed at emerging filmmakers, such as first-time filmmakers. We are looking for bright young filmmakers who want to share their vision, ideas or idiosyncrasies with our audiences. Every type of short fiction film is eligible, but shorts that stand out by being just a little different are preferred. The winner of LIFF 2023 is The Old Young Crow by Liam LoPinto.

Extraordinary Shorts

Extraordinary Shorts has solidified itself as an unmissable part of the festival. This category is suitable for all films that will either get a very low or a very high score from audiences: films that are completely bonkers. Whether they are absurd, shocking, or hilarious, they make audiences ask themselves: “What did I just watch?” The winner of LIFF 2023 is Gnomes by Rowan Hegelian.

Check FilmFreeway for more information and to submit your short film for LIFF 2024.

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 2023 edition lasted 11 days and screened over 100 films.

The 19th edition of LIFF will be from October 10 to October 20, 2024.