We're curating special programmes of films available online to share with you while we all miss going to the cinema…

Our third programme is an 80-minute selection of 12 short films from previous editions of Leeds International Film Festival, inspired by themes of new beginnings, changing perspectives and re-imagining the world around you. Whilst some characters are experiencing the world for the very first time, others show endless creativity by transforming, upcycling and re-inventing their surroundings. We hope these curious creatures, spiritual healers and wacky inventors will inspire you to see the world with fresh eyes once the lockdown is over.

This selection of innovative animations, intimate documentaries, heartfelt dramas and one extraordinary dance film is approximately 80 minutes long - perfect to watch in a single sitting, or to pick and choose whenever you find yourself with a few minutes to spare. All the films are free-to-view and can be accessed from within each page below.

Check out our other LIFF Presents short film programmes:

LIFF Presents: Stay Home Shorts

LIFF Presents: Keep Calm and Fanomenon

LIFF Presents: Tales of Our City