Leeds International Film Festival
Founded in 1987 and now one of the UK’s leading film events, the Academy Award and BAFTA-qualifying Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF) primarily supports the work of new filmmakers from the UK and around the world. LIFF presents seven national and international competitions for short films with total cash prizes of £6000.
“Leeds International Film Festival has been key in the support and promotion of international filmmakers, including myself, throughout its history. The quality of films and commitment to film makers has been paramount to the success of the festival” – Francis Lee, Director of Ammonite and God’s Own Country
“I had a great time in the jury at LIFF. The general standard of the films selected was exceptional and the screenings where well curated. The festival team was very organised and friendly and took great care of the guests at the festival. I would go back any day.” – Niclas Gillberg, Festival Director, Uppsala Short Film Festival.
03.11.2022 ⟶ 17.11.2022
LIFF provides a major platform for new and established short filmmakers to showcase their work in the Leeds Short Film Awards. LIFF is a qualifying film festival for the Academy Awards and the BAFTAs. The winning shorts in the Leeds International Short Film Competition and World Animation Competition are eligible for the Academy’s Short Film Awards. British shorts selected for LIFF are considered for nomination for the BAFTA Short Film Awards and the British Independent Film Awards.
• Leeds International Short Film Competition (£2000 cash winner prize)
• World Animation Competition (£1000 cash winner prize)
• British Short Film Competition (£1000 cash winner prize)
• Yorkshire Short Film Competition (£500 cash winner prize)
• Leeds Screendance Competition (£500 cash winner prize)
• Leeds Queer Short Film Competition (£500 cash winner prize)
• Leeds Music Video Competition (£500 cash winner prize)
Entry fee: Early Bird: £25, Regular: £35, Late £45
Molly Cowderoy has been a programmer at Leeds International Film Festival for 10 years. She manages the 7 competitions in the Leeds Short Film Awards and programmes the International Short Film Competition, in addition to the fiction features.