Leiden Shorts Verwacht

Leiden Shorts: Riot!

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Leiden Shorts: 9-12 June 2022!




The crimes we see and the ones that remain invisible. State violence has many faces, encompassing the abuse of power, police brutality, the pursuit of unfair trials and arbitrary arrests. The films in this session examine valuable criticisms in an open discourse on globally recurring violations of humanity and unjust political events from new angles.

Trigger warning: sex, animal 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.