Leiden International Short Film Experience

LISFE // Leiden International Short Film Experience

11th edition

May 09 - May 13, 2020
Leiden, Netherlands

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Any type, Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Narrative fiction, Student
Film length

Mission / description Leiden International Short Film Experience (LISFE) is an annual film festival held in the beautiful city of Leiden in The Netherlands, which is dedicated to Short Films from all genres. Over the years we have built a reputation of showcasing talent from young and motivated film-makers, giving special attention to student films. full text less text

Festival website http://www.lisfe.nl/

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Class Founded: 2009
Festival category: C (national relevance, national player)
Dates Open call: Sep 03, 2018

Early bird deadline: Dec 21, 2018
Regular deadline: Dec 21, 2018
Late deadline: Dec 21, 2018

Notification date: Mar 30, 2019

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Fees Fees range from 4.50 to 9.00 EUR (0.00 to 0.00 USD) . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 1,000.00 USD
Other prizes: Critics Choice, Audience Choice, Best Student Film, Best film from each submission category
The Leiden International Short Film Experience (hereinafter referred to as the “Festival”) is a yearly short film festival including a competition, organized and duly represented in this matter by the organization “Cinema Club Leiden”.

Film submission to the Festival is open to both professional and student filmmakers (students undertaking film-related, media, or art studies).
There is no limitation in the number of films a participant can submit to the Festival.

Film specifications
Submission to the Festival is open to all kinds of short films (animated, documentaries etc.).
The duration of the films should not exceed 30 minutes.
The year of production of the films must be in 2016 or 2017.
Films with dialogue must be in clear-spoken English or subtitled in English.

Entry fee: A nominal submission fee of 8 EUR is charged and 5 EUR for student films (valid proof of student registration required).

Sending the film
Online via FFL

Deadline: All films must be sent before the submission deadline on December 31, 2017.

If not all of the requirements for entry are met, the film is not eligible for selection.

The Festival film programme is organized into an official competition and an official selection.
The Festival delivers three awards:
Best film jury award,
Best film audience award.
Best student film award.
Films selected as part of the official competition compete for the Best film jury award, the Best film audience award and the Best student film award.
Films selected as part of the official selection only compete for the Best film audience award and the Best student film award.
The award winners will receive a monetary prize which will be announced in due time on the Festival’s website.
The recipients of the prizes are responsible for any additional transfer fees or taxes that may apply.

A designated committee selects the films that will take part in the Festival.
In case of selection, the contact person is notified prior to the festival date using the contact details provided with the entry form.
The entrant guarantees to have cleared all rights related to the screening of the film and clears the Festival of all relevant liabilities from third parties.
The Festival is allowed to use excerpts (less than 10%) and stills from the selected films, nationally and internationally, for the promotion of the Festival.
The Festival is allowed to screen the selected films without paying fees:
during the Festival,
in “sneak peek” preview screenings before the Festival,
in Best-of sessions of the Festival.
During the Festival, a film may be screened multiple times and at different locations (including different cities).
Selected films cannot be withdrawn from the Festival later than one week after notification.
The scheduling of the film screenings is at the discretion of the Festival.
The selection of a film does not imply airline tickets or hotel accommodation.

In principle the following information will be included in the Festival programme:
Original film title
International / English film title
Year of production
Country of production
Film duration
Premiere status
Contact details
Synopsis of the film
A film still
In addition the following information will be included (if available) on our website:
a link to the website of the film,
a link to an online trailer of the film.
The programme contents are entirely at the discretion of the Festival. The Festival cannot be held liable in the event of mistakes or inaccuracies in its publications.

Entry and participation of films implies unconditional acceptance of the Festival regulations. In cases where the regulations do not suffice, the Festival Management will make a final decision.
The Festival Management can always decide on exceptions to the regulations.