Leiden International Film Festival 2013
In 2006, the Leiden International Film Festival started as an initiative of four friends to improve cinematic offerings in Leiden. For the past eight years, the festival has grown outstandingly, the 2013 edition lasting 10 days, screening 87 different films and welcoming over 30.000 visitors. From the very start of the festival, the focus of the LIFF has been on films which examine the border between art-house and mainstream. This not only gives the festival a very distinctive place among other film festivals in the Netherlands, it also offers the Dutch public films that are part of a nichemarket. The Leiden audience has proved to be very receptive for this type of cinema. The most important part of this approach results in the annual American Indie Competition, which celebrates American independent cinema.
Short Term 12 wins 1st American Indie Competition
Destin Cretton's SHORT TERM 12 has won the American Indie Competition of the eight edition of the Leiden International Film Festival. With a score of 4.5 out of 5, the film was awarded with the LIFF Audience Award.here.