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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!

ENFF and the Eastern European Film Festival Network!

EEFFN – the Eastern European Film Festival Network – brings together five film festivals dedicated to promoting and showcasing Eastern European cinema, alongside one partner organisation. The primary objective is to enhance cooperation and collaboration between the member festivals in order to increase the visibility and impact of Eastern European Cinema across Europe. 

Created on 21 October 2023, the network is comprised of the following festivals and organisations: GoEast Film Festival (Wiesbaden, Germany), BEAST International Film Festival (Porto, Portugal), Eastern Neighbours Film Festival (The Hague, Netherlands), A l’Est Film Festival (Rouen, France), CinEast Film Festival (Luxembourg) and the EU Youth Cinema: Green Deal (Vienna, Austria).

Through this initiative, the festivals will share best practices, programming strategies, and technical resources in order to enhance the quality of their respective events. They will jointly develop and implement initiatives such as film exchanges, talent development programs, and co-screenings to further promote Eastern European cinema and foster the growth of the industry in the region.

The network is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and creativity in the film industry, and to providing a forum for dialogue and exchange among filmmakers, industry professionals, and audiences from around the world. This collaboration will increase the recognition and appreciation of the rich cultural heritage and film talent of Eastern Europe. By leveraging their collective expertise, resources, and knowledge, the festivals aim to provide a platform for emerging and established filmmakers from the region to showcase their work to wider audiences. 


The Eastern European Film Festival Network Award will be given out annually to feature-length films that demonstrate exceptional artistry, innovation, and impact within the Eastern European film industry. Each festival nominates a film to a shortlist, competing for the overall award. The final vote is open to a jury made up of members from each festival, reflecting the collaborative and collective spirit of the network.

Starting with the upcoming 2024 editions, the EEFFN Award will be presented through each festival within the network. The winning film will receive not only important recognition, but also a unique opportunity for screening and national distribution in the network’s member countries, which include Austria, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, and Portugal. The film will be granted promotional support through the partnering festivals – inclusion in their future programming, further enhancing the film’s reach and influence in the distribution and festival circuit.