LEIDEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
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LEIDEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

LEIDEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Information

2311 CH LEIDEN, NETHERLANDS

Activity

Film Festival

Description

Founded in 2006, the Leiden International Film Festival (LIFF) has become one of the leading film festivals in the Netherlands showcasing feature films that examine the border between art-house and mainstream from all over the world. The 2017 edition lasted 10 days and screened over 100 films from all over the world. A main feature of the festival is its American Indie Competition, which introduces up-and-coming American talents to a Dutch audience.

Objective

With its American Indie Competition, LIFF aims to discover and cultivate an audience for today’s emerging American filmmakers in the Netherlands. Past winners of the competition are Safety Not Guaranteed (2012), Short Term 12 (2013), Whiplash (2014), Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), Burn Your Maps (2016) and Menashe (2017).