Call for Entry

37th Leeds International Film Festival – Call for Entry 2023

Dear Asian filmmakers, the Leeds International Film Festival (UK) is accepting films until August 9, 2023.

About the festival:
The world’s first moving images were filmed in Leeds in 1888 by Louis le Prince. Today Leeds is a major European centre for film production and exhibition, the home of Screen Yorkshire, and the new home for the UK’s leading independent TV company Channel 4. In 2023, Leeds will celebrate the city’s culture in a major year-long festival.

Founded in 1987 and now one of the UK’s leading annual film events, the Academy Award and BAFTA-qualifying Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF) primarily supports the work of new filmmakers from the UK and across the world, with 78 countries represented in 2022. We present seven competitions for short films with total cash prizes of £6000 and the Leeds New Directors Competition for feature films.

– The festival accepts all kind of genres (narrative, documentary, animation, and experimental).
– The festival accepts short films (under 45 minutes) and feature films (over 45 minutes). The maximum film length for the Screendance and Queer Short Film Competitions is 20 minutes.
– Only films completed after 1st January 2022 will be considered for the competitive categories.
– LIFF is only able to select music videos made with the permission of the music artist whose music is featured.
– For all submissions not in the English language, we ideally require embedded English closed captions or otherwise subtitles.
– Submissions must be done via FilmFreeway.
Submission Fees and Deadline:

*Highlighted fees are for FilmFreeway Gold Members

Notification Date: September 6, 2023

We recommend filmmakers to read the full Rules and Regulations here:

We remind readers that the 37th Leeds International Film Festival will take place from November 2 – 16, 2023 in Leeds, UK.

To see other Call for Entries please follow the next link: “Call For Entries

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