The 14th edition of Leiden Shorts will take place on 9-12 June 2022 in Kijkhuis, Leiden.

Leiden Shorts is looking for a visual artist to design this year’s poster!

Send us your proposal and your portfolio to

We are accepting applications until 20 February 2022.

(The winner will receive a cash prize as well as a pass to the festival days).


Leiden Shorts 2021

2-5 September

The 13th edition of Leiden Shorts took place from 2-5 September in Kijkhuis, Leiden. Our programme consisted of 118 short films from all over the world, carefully put together in thematically linked sessions. We organized discussions, film screenings and an online exhibition around this year’s theme: “Rooted: Dutch Multicultural Society”, addressing contemporary issues in relation to multicultural identities in the Netherlands.

1458 films received • 85 countries • 118 films selected