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.
Submission to the Festival is open to all kinds of short films (animated, documentaries etc.).
The duration of the films should not exceed 45 minutes.
The year of production of the films must be in 2017 or 2018.
Films with dialogue must be in clear-spoken English or subtitled in English.
Technical specifications: For the selection, the Festival will only admit digital formats: HD video files or DVD.
Entry fee: A nominal submission fee of 8 euros is charged for films submitted up till the final submission deadline of 21th of December 2018. Proceeds from the submission fees are always invested back into the festival. The fee for the student maker category is 5 euros.
At minimum, the following are required:
a) a filled-in online entry form (it is not necessary to send a printed copy of the form),
b) a copy of the film (digital file or DVD).
Sending the film
Online (preferred): for more information on how to send us your film online, please see the online entry form, which can be found on the Festival’s website.
By post: Please make sure you label the DVDs with film title, country, running time and genre and send them to the following address:
LISFE film festival
Witte Singel 58
2311 BL Leiden
Please mention “without commercial value / for cultural purposes only” on the envelope.
The film and / or any other promotional material must be sent prepaid by the sender. No collect shipments are accepted unless authorized by the Festival.
The film copies that are sent to the Festival are not returned.
!!! Deadline: All films must be sent before the submission deadline on December 21th, 2018.
If not all of the requirements for entry are met, the film is not eligible for selection.