Leeds International Film Festival

United Kingdom


Founded in 1987 and now one of the UK’s leading film festivals, 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. In our programme section LIFF Shorts, we present seven competitions for short films, with total cash prizes of £6000: International Competition; World Animation; British; Yorkshire; Screendance; Queer Shorts; Music Videos.
“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.

Event date

03.11.2023 ⟶ 19.11.2023

Leeds International Short Film Competition (£2000 prize)
World Animation Competition (£1000 prize)
British Short Film Competition (£1000 prize)
Yorkshire Short Film Competition (£500 prize)
Screendance Competition (£500 prize)
Queer Short Film Competition (£500 prize)
Music Video Competition (£500 prize)