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Competitive festival. The festival does not return cassettes and DVDs sent for pre-selection.
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Registration conditions for short films
Films produced on or after : Janvier 2018
Registration deadline : 09/08/2019
Registration deadline by Unifrance : 09/08/2019
Registrations requiring fees
Registration Form available on external website : https://www.leedsfilmcity.com/film-festivals/leeds-international-film-festival/liff-2019-submissions/
Maximum runtime : 45'
Films produced on or after : Janvier 2017
Genres accepted : All genres
Conditions : Films not previously broadcast on TV (by country)
Pre-selection format requirements : DVD
Screening format requirements : 35mm, Beta SP PAL, 16mm, DVD, Digital Beta PAL, DCP (Digital Cinema Package)
The world’s first moving images were shot in Leeds in 1888 by Louis le Prince. Today Leeds is a major centre for film production and exhibition. Leeds International Film Festival is one of the UK’s biggest film events.
LIFF is a portal for discovery of the real world of filmmaking that exists beyond regular film exhibition. LIFF primarily supports outstanding new talent and established talent that has not received deserved exposure in the UK. LIFF considers narrative, documentary and animated films, in feature-length and short formats, in multiple genres and from all countries.
LIFF is a qualifying film festival for the Oscars® and BAFTAs
The winners of LIFF’s Louis le Prince International Short Film Competition and World Animation Competition may be submitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for consideration for nominations for the Live Action and Animated Short Film categories of the Oscars® respectively. Any British short film selected by LIFF may be submitted to the British Academy of Film & Television Arts for consideration for nominations for the British Short Film category of the BAFTAs.
Audience & Jury Awards of the 29th Leeds International Film Festival
LIFF presents audience awards for fiction and documentary features and short films, and seven national and international jury awards with total cash prizes of £4,500. The full list of audience and jury awards from Leeds International Film Festival is as follows:
LIFF29 Audience Awards
- Leeds Audience Award for Best Fiction Feature
Leeds Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature
- Leeds Short Film Audience Award: The Reinvention of Normal
- Dark Owl International Fantasy Short Film Audience Award
- Dead Shorts Audience Award
LIFF29 Jury Awards
- Louis le Prince International Short Film Competition – cash prize £1,000
- World Animation Competition – cash prize £1,000
- British Short Film Competition – cash prize £1,000
- Yorkshire Short Film Competition – cash prize £500
- Leeds International Screendance Competition – cash prize £500
- Leeds International Music Video Competition
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