Film Entry

Submit your film for LIFF 2023

Submissions for the 18th edition of the Leiden International Film Festival are now open.

Submit your film via FilmFreeway

Early bird deadline: June 20, 2023
Regular deadline: July 18, 2023  
Late deadline: Augustus 16, 2023
Notification: September 1, 2023

Independent Shorts

The Independent Shorts are a celebration of the best shorts from all over the world. Here you will find a diverse and engaging selection, full of stories about dreams, broken dreams and everything in between.

Emerging Shorts

The Emerging Shorts is where you can discover fresh new stories from up-and-coming new talents from all over the world. Come and be surprised by new ideas and imagery, and meet pizza couriers, cults, and strange restaurants.

Extraordinary Shorts

Your previously known Bonkers! experience, but the short version. They’re a bit crazy, they’re weird, and when you’re done you don’t know what’s happened to you. Go on a journey to dancing men, aliens, star restaurants, and scary graveyards.

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 2022 edition lasted 11 days and screened over 100 films.

The 18th edition of LIFF will be from October 26 till November 5, 2023.