Leiden Shorts Verwacht

Leiden Shorts: Smells Like Teen Spirit

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  • Kijkwijzer 16

Leiden Shorts: 9-12 June 2022!




We come of age by walking through a path fraught with curiosity, trauma and precarity. Regardless of whether we are aware of it, we learn about love and hurt, desire and confusion, and how to take care of others and accept ourselves in everyday life. The protagonists in these films showcase the sensory experience of being a teen entering adulthood: how it looks, sounds, and smells.

Trigger warning: sex, drug use, animal violence, flickering lights.


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.