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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.
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    • 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!


Best Short Film at the European Academy Awards 2022. Four elderly women recall their lives when they were young, a time when the relationships between men and women were very different. 

A compelling, humorous and serious animation reflects on grandmothers’ youth and the memories of their intimate life in the first half of the 20th century in Slovenia. It’s a moving testimony about the sex lives of women, about their violent husbands and abusive relationships. The film is based on the equally compelling anonymous testimonies of women published in Milena Miklavcic’s book “Fire, Ass and Snakes Are Not for Toys”. Individual images of pain and suffering, fear and resignation to fate come to life in a humorous animation, using imaginative gestures to overcome old taboos.

SHOWTIMES | Special Feature with Fran and Verka, Maldita. A Love Song to Sarajevo & Truth

Thursday, 23 November – 16:45

Sunday, 26 November – 14:30

BABICINO SEKSUALNO ZIVLJENJE | 2021 | 13 min | Slovenia, France

PRODUCTIONBostjan Virc – Studio Virc; Ikki Films
CASTDoroteja Nadrah, Jure Henigman, Bozena Zabret, Mara Vilar
SCREENPLAYUrska Djukic, Maria Bohr
ANIMATIONEmilie Pigeard
EDITINGUrska Djukic


Cesar Awards, 2023 – Best Animated Short Film | European Film Awards, 2022 – Best European Short Film | 2ANNAS Riga International Short Film Festival, 2022 – Best Film | Go Short, 2022 – Best Animated Film | Tampere Film Festival, 2022 – Grand Prix | Festival International Music & Cinema Marseille, 2022 – Best Film | Annecy International Animation Festival, 2022


Urska Djukic (1986) studied at the Academy of Arts in Nova Gorica. Her short film Bon Appetit, La Vie! won the award for Best Short at the National Festival of Slovenian Film 2016. She co-directed the short The Right One that was a part of the collective film See Factory Sarajevo Mon Amour, which premiered at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight 2019. The same year she was selected for the 39th Cinefondation Residence where she continued developing her debut, Little Trouble Girls.

Emilie Pigeard (1990) spent a year at the Sorbonne before entering the prestigious Arts Decoratifs school in Paris, specialising in animation. She earned a distinction for her short graduation film “Big Bunny Again”. In 2014, Emilie studied at the German Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen. Since then, she has been making films as a freelancer in Paris, while continuing to draw and run workshops for kids.

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