Between September 14 and 16, Leiden Shorts returned 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. 

Through a new two-day event, Re-imagining Leiden Shorts, we explored new approaches to the festival’s structure, goals, and vision. Professionals from the national cultural sector engaged in public discussions as they unpacked some of the most pressing issues for festivals, filmmakers, and cultural organisations.