Show us your Shorts - 2024 Call for Entries


Have you made a short film in the past year? Our programming team is eager to watch it!

Since 2009, Leiden Shorts has brought together film enthusiasts and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Now, we are busy preparing our 16th edition, which will take place in June 2024.

Fiction, Documentary, Experimental, Animation… Leiden Shorts welcomes the submission of short films of any form and genre which were completed after 1 January 2023, and are no longer than 30 minutes. Films can be submitted to the following competitions:


The films in these programmes will compete for a financial award, which will be decided upon by a professional jury. Additionally, all selected films are automatically also eligible for the “Audience Award” in addition to any other competition for which they might be selected.

Submission Deadlines & Fees

International competition & National competition
International Student Competition

We offer discounted submission fees for the International Student Competition:

Please upload your student card as an attachment when using this discount.

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