30th Leeds International Film Festival
Leeds City Council
Total project grant (euros)
Call publication date
12 Oct 2015
28 Apr 2016
Result publication date
7 Sep 2016
3 Nov 2016 - 17 Nov 2016
The Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF) is the largest film festival in England outside London. The programme features five sections: Official Selection, Restrospectives, Cinema Versa (documentaries), Fanomenon (genre film) and Short Film City.
Leeds International Film Festival celebrated its 30th Anniversary between 3-17 November 2016, offering an incredible choice of film experiences and more than 300 events at 30 venues across the city.
LIFF is a portal for audiences to discover the real world of film that exists beyond regular film exhibition. LIFF primarily supports outstanding new talent and established talent that has not received deserved exposure in the UK. LIFF considers narrative, documentary and animated films, in feature-length and short formats, and in multiple genres and from all countries.
LIFF is a qualifying film festival for the Academy Awards and the winning films in Short Film City’s Louis Le Prince International Short Film Competition and World Animation Award are eligible for the Academy’s Short Film Awards. The festival’s British and Yorkshire short film competitions are BAFTA qualifying.
Chris Fell, Director of Leeds International Film Festival, said:
"One of our favourite parts of organising LIFF every year is sharing new films with audiences for the first time. Their response to the European selection is fantastic and long-term Creative Europe support has helped to make this relationship grow and thrive."
Read our blog with Chris about applying for Creative Europe funding.