Leiden Shorts: Break Free
- Kijkwijzer 16
Leiden Shorts: 9-12 June 2022!
No matter the circumstance, people always long for liberation. The bravest among us will battle norms and authorities to live a life worth living, alone against the world or together in unity. This session exhibits the narratives of those who emancipated themselves, dancing away in their dreams or shaking their reality to the core.
Trigger warning: sexual violence, graphic violence.
Leiden Shorts is the second short film festival in the Netherlands. Over the last 13 years, it has grown into a broad and high-quality festival. Every year, Leiden Shorts receives over 1200 submissions from over 70 countries around the world. We curate different side events – such as lectures, workshops and events – and thematic programs every year alongside our selection of short films from any genre. The 14th edition will take place 9-12 June 2022 in Kijkhuis, Leiden.
We believe in cinema as a tool for social change, and we want to become an outspoken figure in both Leiden and Netherlands’ cultural scene. We fully embrace diversity and inclusivity, not only in culture but also in discipline, medium and expression.