Leeds Short Film Awards

The Leeds Short Film Awards celebrate the incredible short film form in all its glory. This year we present 1 32 short films from 42 countries in seven jam-packed competitions. The Oscar-qualifying International Short Film Competition and World Animation Competition include the most exciting new filmmaking talent from around the world, from Slovakia to Senegal. This year the BAFTA-qualifying British Short Film Competition has expanded into three abundant programmes, and the ever-popular Yorkshire Short Film Competition returns with the latest marvels from this fine county.

Leeds Queer Film Festival has lovingly curated the Leeds Queer Short Film Competition and there are also spotlights on Music Videos and Screendance. All the competitions are considered by official juries and the winning short films will be presented in one magnificent programme at the end of LIFF 2021 at Everyman and on Leeds Film Player. The details of the short films in each competition are available on leedsfilm.com and in the LIFF 2021 Catalogue, available during the film festival.

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