Leuven International Short Film Festival


Every year, the International Short Film Festival Leuven, founded in 1995, presents a selection of short films - fiction and animation, documentaries as well as non-narrative films.  

The Flemish and European short film competitions are an essential part of the festival. Annually, around nine jury and audience awards are handed out. In addition the festival always offers a series of retrospectives and specials. And ever since 2007 the Flemish Audiovisual Fund awards its Wildcards at the festival.  

The International Short Film Festival Leuven, which has been taking place at Art Center STUK since 2002, usually presents around 120 screenings over the course of eight days. Every year, the festival screens over 200 short films from around the world, presented in over 25 different programs. In addition, the festival also hosts fascinating masterclasses, workshops and panel discussions for film fans and professionals from here and abroad. In 2014 the festival hit a new milestone of 10.000 visitors. 

The festival has been Academy Award Qualifying since 2012, which means that the short films that are awarded the jury prizes in the European and Flemish competitions automatically end up on the Academy’s long list for Best Short Film. In 2016, the festival also became BAFTA Qualifying and in 2017 it nominated a short film for the European Film Awards for the first time.

Awards


ALL COMPETITIONS 
- One short film in competition will be nominated for the European Film Awards

EUROPEAN COMPETITION: FICTION 
- Jury Award: €1.000 donated by the festival + Academy Award™ Qualifying 
- Audience Award: €2.000 purchasing prize from CANVAS

FLEMISH COMPETITION: FICTION 
- Jury Award: €12.500 shooting kit hire from Camalot + Academy Award™ Qualifying 
- Audience Award: €2.000 purchasing prize from CANVAS + €10.000 post production support from Mikros Image and A-Sound. 
- Jury Award for Best Debut: €1.500 donated by SABAM 
- Jury Award for Best Actor/Actress: €1.000 donated by Playright+
- Jury Award for Best Cinematography: €1.000 donated by Camalot

FLEMISH COMPETITION: ANIMATION 
- Audience Award: €1.000 purchasing prize from Dalton Distribution

FLEMISH COMPETITION: DOCUMENTARY
- Jury Award: €7.000 shooting kit hire from Camalot + La Guarimba 10 day residence program in southern Italy

 

2019 JURY

EUROPEAN COMPETITION: FICTION
Lucile Bourliaud – Flatpack Festival Birmingham, France
Raf Keunen – Composer, Belgium
Konrad Czernik – Video game art director, Poland
Giorgos Karvelas – DOP, Greece
Eva Cools – Director, Belgium

FLEMISH COMPETITION: FICTION
Lou Berghmans – DOP, Belgium
Sarah Dombrink – Interfilm Berlin, Germany
Sara Fratini – La Guarimba, Italy
Sophia Georgiadou – Drama Film Festival, Greece
Angelo Tijssens – Screenwriter and actor, Belgium

FLEMISH COMPETITION: DOCUMENTARY
Lou Berghmans – DOP, Belgium
Sarah Dombrink – Interfilm Berlin, Germany
Sara Fratini – La Guarimba, Italy

History


Team


 

Vincent Langouche

Programmator en coördinator

vincent@kortfilmfestival.be

 

Reinhard Deman

Productiecoördinator

reinhard@kortfilmfestival.be

 

Sara Vandaele

Communicatie, pers

sara@kortfilmfestival.be

 

Evelien Cockx

Coördinatie vrijwilligers en scholenwerking

evelien@kortfilmfestival.be

 

Jonas Cantoro

Assistent programmator, filmtransport

jonas@kortfilmfestival.be

 

Frank Moens

Assistent programmator

frank@kortfilmfestival.be