LIFF SHORTS is the new name for the section dedicated to short films at Leeds International Film Festival. LIFF SHORTS 2023 runs from 8 to 11 November, plus there are programmes in the Fanomenon section on 12 and 17 November. Most short films are available to view on our streaming platform Leeds Film Player.



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LIFF SHORTS 2023 What's On

LIFF 2023 Tickets and Passes

LIFF SHORTS 2023 opens on 8 November with the Yorkshire Short Film Competition, returning to the recently reopened Hyde Park Picture House. From 9 to 11 November, we present six more short film competitions including the Academy Award®-qualifying Louis le Prince International Short Film Competition – named after the Leeds pioneer who made the world’s first moving images in 1888 – and the World Animation Competition. LIFF SHORTS 2023 also includes the British Short Film Competition, and competitions for screendance, queer shorts, and music videos.

LIFF SHORTS 2023 closes on 11 November with the awards event at Howard Assembly Room when we will announce and screen the winning films for all seven competitions as judged by the juries. We will also present most of the short film selection on our streaming platform Leeds Film Player until 19 November.

LIFF SHORTS is presented in partnership with Stewarts.