Leuven International Short Film Festival



Leuven International Short Film Festival is the yearly place to be in December for film professionals in Belgium and abroad. As Academy Award Qualifying festival since 2012, BAFTA recognised since 2016 and European Film Award nominating since 2017, it’s the main Belgian gateway to the most renowned award ceremonies worldwide.

The festival takes place in the first week of December and lasts for 8 days in the beautiful medieval city of Leuven. The festival programme consists of more than 100 screenings in 4 venues. The whole festival takes place at one location, with screening venues, workshop rooms, festival bar and kitchen only a few metres apart, creating a unique cosy atmosphere.

The programme contains live action fiction films, animated shorts, short films for children, non-narrative shorts , VR and yearly changing thematic compilations. Every year, the festival screens more than 200 short films from all over the world, divided into more than 25 different compilations. Beside the film programme, the festival organises film concerts, live music, parties, dinners, masterclasses, workshops and panel discussions, giving film professionals from Belgium and abroad inspiring moments of learning and networking possibilities.

Event date

05.12.2020 ⟶ 12.12.2020

– One short film in competition will be nominated for the European Film Awards

– Jury Award: €1.000 donated by the festival + Academy Award™ Qualifying
– Audience Award: €2.000 purchasing prize from CANVAS

– Jury Award: €12.500 shooting kit hire from Camalot + Academy Award™ Qualifying
– Audience Award: €2.000 purchasing prize from CANVAS + €10.000 post production support from Mikros Image and A-Sound.
– Jury Award for Best Debut: €1.500 donated by SABAM
– Jury Award for Best Actor/Actress: €1.000 donated by Playright+
– Jury Award for best Cinematography: €1.000 donated by Camalot.

– Audience Award: €1.000 purchasing prize from Dalton Distribution

– Jury Award: €7.500 shooting kit hire from Camalot + La Guarimba 10 day residence programme in southern Italy

Event Adress (map)
Arts Center STUK
Naamsestraat 96
3000 Leuven

Admin Adress
A Vesaliusstraat 9C
3000 Leuven

Entry fee: $6-8

Vincent Langouche

(Festival Director)

Vincent is the programme director and coordinator of Leuven International Short Film Festival in Belgium since 2016. Vincent has worked for the festival in all conceivable capacities in the last 13 years, ranging from editor, director, operator and programmer to volunteer. Besides the short film festival, Vincent also works as a programmer for Docville, International Documentary Film Festival and freelances as editor, animator and director.