First edition of the International Short Film Festival in Leuven took place in 1995. Since then every year the festival presents a programme of about 300 films spread over 125 screenings in five venues. In the recent years the ISFFL evolved from a pure festival to an organization that operates all year round and its engaged in short film distribution and educational projects.
On the last festival’s day the winners were announced and „Without Snow” by Magnus von Horn was awarded the Grand Prix of the European Film Competition. Apart from von Horn’s film also “Frozen Stories” by Grzegorz Jaroszuk represented Poland in the competition. Both films were produced at Polish National Film School in Łódź.
“Without Snow” set in the landscape of Swedish countryside is a story of 16 year- old boy who has just fallen in love with his best friend’s girlfriend. Never could he imagine that it would bring such aching consequences. Film was produced by Polish National Film School in Łódź and Lava Films.
International Short Film Festival in Leuven was held between 3rd and 10th December 2011
More on festival to be found at its website