Leiden Shorts International Film Festival returns for a retrospective edition with a selection of 50 films from 30 countries, featuring some of the festival’s greatest short films since its inception in 2009. Rediscover the festival’s historical programmes between September 14 and 16, 2023.

Through a new two-day event, Re-imagining Leiden Shorts, we will explore new approaches to the festival’s structure, goals, and vision. Professionals from the national cultural sector will engage in public discussions as they unpack some of the most pressing issues for festivals, filmmakers, and cultural organisations. We invite the public to join us and take part in shaping the future of Leiden Shorts.