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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
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      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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      Through these masterclasses we approach two memory in film from different angles: memories from a personal or collective recollection through archive material.
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      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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      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 Day 5 | Filmhuis Den Haag | 24.04.22.

Busy weekend. Benefit screening for Ukraine! Impressive music performance by Polina, who is 9 and sings like an angel, and Andrei, a member of Korali. They both moved us deeply as well as the film by Alina Gorlova This Rain Will Never Stop. Furthermore, thanks Film Remunda for coming. He is one of the most exciting, though-provoking documentarians of Europe. His films always – matter- they never become outdated, like Once Upon a Time in Poland in which he is a courageously questioning people’s choices within the frame of religion. It was lovely to see many young people: among the filmmakers and the audience. Many guests from New Talents Competition program such us Marko Bicanic, Olga Koleva, Anastasija Pirozenko, Daniel Donato.

… and it’s a wrap! Have a look at some video impressions by Jan Presker during the Festival. Thank you to all sponsors, supporters, and well-wishers, thank you to the Filmhuis Den Haag, and above all thanks to the whole team of the Eastern Neighbours Film Festival. Great job in the post-covid on-site edition!

Photos by Mladen Pikulic