Leiden Short Film Experience

Avid promoters of international film, LISFE aims to create a cultural conversation that can be sustained outside of the festival. Fundamental believers in cinema as a tool for social change, they want to become an outspoken voice in Leiden’s cultural scene. Leiden fully embraces diversity, not only in culture but also in discipline, medium, and expression. The festival serves as both the poster-child for passion for film and a display of its potential as a cohesive and coherent union of different media. We namely achieve this through the integration of technological innovation in cinema with interactive documentaries, VR films, and other groundbreaking technologies. This investigation into the limits of the cinematic medium forms the other half of LISFE’s identity. Beyond seeking to form an integral part of Leiden’s cultural backdrop, LISFE avidly promotes underrepresented narratives.