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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!

From Cannes and Venice to ENFF in The Hague

(Lost Country, 2023)

The Happiest Man in the World (2022), which premiered at the Venice Film Festival and is the national entry for the 95th Oscars, presents an impressive drama inspired by the true story of Sarajevo screenwriter Elma Tataragić. By chance, a young woman meets the sniper who severely wounded her as a child.

From Cannes comes Lost Country (2023). During student demonstrations against Milošević’s regime, a boy must also engage in a personal struggle with his own mother’s views. This impressive and compelling semi-autobiographical film, with actors such as Jasna Đuričić and Boris Isaković, known from Quo Vadis, Aida, offers a profound portrait of that turbulent time. Young actor Jovan Ginić won awards at Cannes and Sarajevo Film Festival for his gripping portrayal.

While bread and salt are a sign of hospitality in his culture, Damian Kocur focuses his lens on the less hospitable aspects of Poland in the film Bread and Salt (2022). The film, awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival, shows the tension that lies just beneath the surface of xenophobic provincial city life.