Leiden International Film Festival

Leiden International Film Festival
Postbus 11137
2301 EC
Leiden, Netherlands

Festival Overview

The Leiden Film Festival (Leids Film Festival) is an annual international film festival in the historical city of Leiden, the Netherlands. The forth edition of the festival will take place on October 27 - November 1, 2009 in theatres and cultural venues throughout Leiden. The program consists of international premieres, new art-house cinema, retrospectives, a special selection of Eastern European and Japanese cinema and many side programs such as workshops, exhibitions and parties. Every year several professors of the Leiden University, the oldest university of the Netherlands, are asked to give a lecture on their favourite film. In addition, the festival wishes to provide a creative platform for young and talented filmmakers and launched the competition 'Hollandse Nieuwe' (the New Dutch). The public (approximately 10.000 people) selects the best film of the LFF, which is awarded with the prestigious Iron Herring award, de 'IJzeren Haring'.


Open to the public

- student films - shorts (fiction & animation) - full feature films

Screener on DVD. Formats for eventual festival screenings: - DigiBeta - DVD - 35mm

There are no entry fees associated with this festival

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Known festival contacts Contacts
Alexander Mouret
Evert de Vries
Co-managing director
Film Festival
Primary contact