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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!

Current Relevant Cinema

The Ballad of Piargy (2021)

The Current Relevant Cinema program curates a diverse selection of films that explore multifaceted human experiences across different cultures and societal landscapes. Each movie in this lineup navigates intricate themes of personal growth, societal challenges, and the complexities of relationships.

The Ballad of Piargy (Ivo Trajkov, 2021), a compelling love story about guilt, love, and cruel punishment, which has won over 40 awards worldwide, delves into a raw love triangle where a young woman struggles to survive within a highly patriarchal family.

In In A Room of My Own (Ioseb ‘Soso’ Bliadze, 2022) from Georgia, young Tina discovers what it’s like to be free and make her own decisions without depending on men. This film portrays the quest for independence and autonomy that many young people go through.

Summer to Come (György Mór Kárpáti, 2022) from Hungary follows the fates of two boys and a girl in a high school summer camp, where romantic entanglements and the outcome of one of them form the core of the story.

While bread and salt symbolize hospitality in his culture, Damian Kocur directs his lens towards the less hospitable aspects of Poland in the film Bread and Salt (2022). Awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival, the film reveals the tension simmering just beneath the surface of xenophobic provincial city life.

Kaymak (Milcho Manchevski, 2022) offers a humorous and ironic view of contemporary relationships. With bravery and a touch of erotic tension, the film highlights the deep-rooted corruption in North Macedonia that has permeated every social layer. 

And don’t miss By a Sharp Knife (Teodor Kuhn, 2019), a film that raises the question of how far a father is willing to go for his child and for justice. This story is based on a true crime that shocked an entire generation.