Leiden International Film Festival

LIFF // Leiden International Film Festival

14th edition

Oct 31 - Nov 10, 2019
Leiden, Netherlands

Open Call Jan 01, 2019 - Sep 16, 2019  Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Hybrids, Narrative fiction
Film length

Mission / description 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 art-house and mainstream from all over the world. The 2019 edition lasted 10 days and screened over 100 films.

The 14th edition of LIFF will take place from October 31 till November 10, 2019.
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Festival website http://www.leidenfilmfestival.nl/en

Rate Favorite Share Submit your film SELECT SUBMISSION CATEGORY American Indie Shorts Cinema Brewers International Shorts
Class Founded: 2006
Festival category: C (national relevance, national player)
Dates Open call: Jan 01, 2019

Early bird deadline: Jul 29, 2019
Regular deadline: Aug 26, 2019
Late deadline: Sep 16, 2019

Notification date: Oct 03, 2019

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Fees Fees range from 10.96 to 18.28 USD . See submission categories for details about fees. Submission through FFL is up to 1.70 USD cheaper than on other submission platforms for Film Plan subscribers.
Awards Total prize money: 1,700.00 USD
Festival sections
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.
BONKERS! Shorts
New in our program is BONKERS! Shorts. 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, hilarious or make audiences ask themselves: "what did I just watch?".
International Shorts
Cinema Brewers International Shorts are a celebration of the best shorts made all over the world. 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.
General rules

Length: max 25 minutes.

Production must have ended after December 31st, 2017.

All languages are accepted, but English subtitles are required with non-English spoken films.

Entry fee is nonrefundable.

Rough cuts and works in progress are accepted.

More than one entry may be submitted. Each must be submitted separately.

Documentaries are not eligible for selection.

DVDs and entry materials (if appropriate) will not be returned.

Filmmaker will assume shipping costs of material and print to the Leiden International Film Festival.

LIFF reserves the right to make any necessary changes in event scheduling or programming.

Films that are accepted in the program will be notified at least one month before the festival.

The selection committee's decisions are final.

Entrants agree to indemnify and hold us, including our employees, our officers, and our partners and affiliates harmless against all claims arising out of entry or participation in the Leiden International Film Festival.

All responses by LIFF will be made by email.

By submitting your film to the Leiden International Film Festival you agree that you have read, understood, and agree to all the aforementioned festival rules and guidelines.

For more information, contact Bob de Brabandere: bob@leidenfilmfestival.nl