LISFE 2018: Submissions closed!

LISFE 2018: Submissions closed!

Leiden International Short Film Experience is excited to announce the call for submissions for its 2018 edition! We accept short films of all genres and from all over the world, as long as they are shorter than 30 minutes. This year there are multiple submission categories defined according to genres to choose from. Head over to the submission links below to find out more! The films need to be in English or have English subtitles.

Submission links and more information can be found below:

We have partnered up with various online submission platforms to ease the process of submissions and reviews.

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We accept submissions through the online submission platform FestHome.

For any queries about submissions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at

We charge a nominal submission fee of 8 EUR (5 EUR for student film submissions) this year to handle processing costs. All the proceedings collected from the submission fees will be invested back into the festival, thus maintaining our not-for-profit ideology.

Submissions close at 23:59 on 31 December 2017.

The terms and conditions for submissions can be found here.

Top image: Still taken from The Tale of the Glass Dome (featured at LISFE 2017)