Film entry

Submit your film for LIFF 2022

Submissions for the 17th edition of the Leiden International Film Festival are now open.

Submit your film via FilmFreeway

Early bird deadline: Jul 18, 2022     
Regular deadline: Aug 21, 2022     
Late deadline: Sept 11, 2022
Notification: Sept 28, 2022  

LIFF Shorts Competition

LIFF Shorts Competition offers you the best shorts from all corners of the globe. Your travels will take you on a journey along Dutch polders, American wakes and Israelian swimming pools. A session full of emotions that will make you laugh, cry and be amazed.


BONKERS! Shorts will have its third year as program in 2022. 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 or hilarious: it will make audiences ask themselves: "what did I just watch?". The winner of the BONKERS! Shorts competition wins €250,-, to be used for a new crazy project!


The Pronck International Shorts program is a celebration of the best stories all over the world. The format of short films lends itself perfectly for telling the perfect story, where every element is important and there is no unnecessary prolongation. The film that can tell its story in an optimal way by combining all filmic elements will be the winner of the program. The winner of  the Pronck International Shorts program receives a contribution towards their next film. The prize money is €500,-.

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 2021 edition lasted 10 days and screened over 100 films.

The 17th edition of LIFF will be from November 3 till November 13, 2022.