Leiden Shorts returns for a rejuvenated edition featuring 138 films from 53 countries. This year’s programme focuses on the spaces where novel ideas and original perspectives take shape. We wish to observe the world and our society in its raw and true colours, exploring through the richness and diversity of the short film format alternative views on the current state of affairs, censorship, and colonial legacies. In a global state of constant flux, which has also found our festival in a transformative period, we invite audiences to reflect on notions of growth, fluidity, and change.

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