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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!
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      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!

In program Cinema by Migrants/Cinema on Migrants, we screened ten films made by directors from Eastern or Southeastern origin living in the West or by local filmmakers whose films deal with the life of migrants. Next to the screenings, we had a debate about the new identity of European contemporary cinema. The short film program was accompanied by film directors Aleksandra Odic and Bernard Brkic with the actress Katarina Justic. Old hit Kuduz was screened in presence of the actress Snezana Bogdanovic, while film Irina with the actress Martina Apostolova.

At the closing ceremony we viewed a recently restored Sweet Emma, Dear Bobe by Hungarian master Istvan Szabo in the presence of Dutch actress Johanna ter Steege, who commented that the fashion and she herself had changed, but the film looked like it was made yesterday. We waved off our previous managing director Igor Lesić with a special gift; and handed out the audience award – a trip to Montenegro – to the lucky winner. Some of the video highlights by Alma Imamovic Ivanovov you can watch here.

Photos by Mladen Pikulic

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