Student Competition

LISFE has a long tradition in providing a platform to student filmmakers. And not unusually, their films are among the favorites of our audience. This year, we’re happy to present a dedicated Student Film competition, showcasing some of the best the next generation of filmmakers has to offer!

The winner of the Student Award will be announced during the Award Ceremony on Sunday 13th at 21:30 at Kijkhuis.

The jury for the Student Competition consists of Sanneke Huisman (LIMA), Gideon Boer (Bioscopen Leiden), and Pepita Hesselberth (Leiden University). Click here for more info about our jury members.

  • Bonobo - Zoel Aeschbacher

    When the elevator of their public housing breaks down, the fates of Felix, a disabled pensioner, Ana, a single mother struggling with her move and Seydou, a young man passionate about dance intertwine. More info.

  • Comments - Jannis Alexander Kiefer

    A short view at the German, digital legacy of our Society. Real comments from YouTube are interpreted in different chapters and re-staged. This brings the true but disembodied events into a space that is accessible to the camera. More info.

  • Fast Alles - Lisa Gertsch

    A Drama about farewell, memory and the lust of life. Leandra has to bring her husband Paul, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, into a retirement home. But Paul doesn’t want to and would rather make holidays with his wife. And so the two of them drive to the sea, just like an ordinary couple. More info.

  • Find Fix Finish - Mila Zhluktenko

    Find Fix Finish delves into the visual perspective of a Drone, while three US-Drone operators are testifying about their Job at the US Air Force. More info.

  • Heartstrings - Vinh-Minh Nguyen

    In the hot summer days of 1961, 17-year-old Herbert was madly in love with Regina. He kissed her under this tree and carved a heart into it. A day later, she left him. 55 years later, Herbert wants to know why she did it. More info.

  • Laymun - Catherine Prowse

    This is the story of a gardener in a Middle Eastern war zone, fighting the destruction around her with life-giving plants. More info.

  • Morgenmensch - Özgür Anil

    A young woman wakes up to a couple of missed calls, after spending the night with a young man. More info.

  • Yibril - José Daniel Carranza

    Gabriel, a Spanish street artist in Brussels, answers a cell phone found in a dumpster. On the line, Hala, a Syrian girl, who is kept in captivity by human traffickers, begs for help. After realizing that the girl is a few kilometers away, Gabriel rushes through the streets of Brussels looking for her. More info.