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    • New Talents Open Call
      Eastern Neighbours Film Festival (ENFF) began in The Netherlands in 2008 with the idea to offer Dutch and international audiences a unique glimpse into the cinema of their neighbors from Eastern and Southern Europe. This annual event presents the most recent, exciting, and thought‐provoking films, from countries with small, but often powerful film industries, that… Read more: New Talents Open Call
    • ENFF 2023 On Demand!
      Unable To attend the festival in person? No problem! From November 27th to December 3rd, we’re thrilled to bring you a curated selection of this year’s films available for online viewing! Catch our captivating Opening Film Ivan’s Land, or the touching Closing Film Seventh Heaven. Or explore a collection of shorts from the New Talents Competition! Follow along… Read more: ENFF 2023 On Demand!
    • What’s up in Slovak Cinema? A conversation with Monika Lostakova
      We talked with Monika Lošťáková about contemporary Slovak cinema.
    • ENFF and the Eastern European Film Festival Network!
      The Eastern European Film Festival Network brings together five film festivals dedicated to promoting and showcasing Eastern European cinema, alongside one partner organisation.
    • Masterclasses
      Through these masterclasses we approach two memory in film from different angles: memories from a personal or collective recollection through archive material.
    • Work in Progress
      In Work in Progress, emerging filmmakers and artists will present their works in development to the audience and engage in discussions with Dutch experts.
    • Festival Timetable Available!
    • Check out the catalogue for our 2023 edition!
    • Music at ENFF
      Every year, ENFF brings special musical guests who bring beauty to the program and further represent the rich cultures of their countries to a Dutch audience.
    • Film Marathon
      Join us for the Film Marathon, a new concept in which we merge two components, Short Films, Big Stories, and New Talents Competition into a whole-day screening of short films!

The new edition of ENFF On Tour in Utrecht produced by artTrace brings four films from Eastern and South-eastern Europe, in presence of special guests!

This year the Eastern Neighbours will screen a humorous Macedonian documentary Avec L’Amour supported by IDFA Bertha Fund, about a retiring professor who owns more than 100 vintage cars. The director Ilija Cvetkovski will be present!

Furthermore, the festival brings to Utrecht an award-winning My Aunt in Sarajevo by Goran Kapetanovic, followed by Q&A with the actor Izudin Bajrovic from Sarajevo. Before the film, the audience will get chance to see a short gem Invisible by Amra Mehic.

And finally, after the Eastern Neighbours Film Festival cocktail at 18:15 hours, get ready for a Dutch premiere of Posoki by Stefan Komandarev, an exciting road movie set in today’s Sofia. The winner of Heart of Sarajevo and selected for Un Certain Regard at Cannes festival! The screening will be followed by Q&A with the screenwriter Simeon Ventsislavov.

Come and join us on Sunday 28 October from 15:00 hours in Filmtheater ’T Hoogt.


The ENFF offers opportunities for schools and universities to participate in the Festival’s program and all the events for reduced rates. The goal of our carefully curated educational program Film & Class is to spread film culture and knowledge among young audience about history, culture and lifestyle of the South East and East European countries by showing them contemporary thought-provoking films and engaging them in lively discussions with filmmakers. The Festival also provides a film reader with additional information for teachers as a guide to help initiate a vibrant film discussion in the classroom.

This year, the Eastern Neighbours Film Festival will organize screening of an engaging documentary TITITA. A deeply humane story of what it really takes to persuade one’s dream, directed by Tamas Almasi, one of the most well known Hungarian documentary filmmakers. Anti, a young Roma boy is selected for a prestigious guitar summer school, and hereby given an unexpected opportunity to break out from his seemingly predestined life. The screening will be followed by Q&A with the main protagonist Antal Kuru.

Screening time: Thursday 8 November at 09:00 hours in Filmtheater ‘T Hoogt.


Join us for the Dutch Premiere of an intriguing documentary Yugoslavia, How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body by artist and filmmaker Marta Popivoda! A research-based essay film that deals with the collective history and politics in a specifically cinematic way, via found-footage, with question of how ideology performs itself in public space through mass performances.

The screening will be followed by a talk with Marta Popivoda and Q&A joined by co-writer and dramaturge Ana Vujanović. This will provide the opportunity for an in-depth and open discussion about the film, its concepts, the techniques and the researcher/artist’s practice. Read more about it here.

Screening time: Wednesday 23 January 2019 at 19:30 hours in BAK – Basis voor actuele kunst

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