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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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    • 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!

Keti Machavariani: Sunny Reveals Georgia Through the Everyday Life of Its People

Interview by Tatjana Lisjak

The film Sunny is the first documentary made by renowned Georgian film director Keti Machavariani.

It tells the story of an older woman, a former teacher who is now working as an interviewer for sociological studies. She leads us into the narrow streets of Tbilisi, showing us a variety of homes and living conditions of Georgian citizens. Through their conversations, we learn about their thoughts and hopes on urgent political and civic issues.

Sunny is the literal translation of the main character’s Georgian name. The country was often referred to as “Sunny Georgia” during the Soviet times. Machavariani points out the irony of choosing that name for her documentary, because the country is facing a lot of problems.

In this video interview she speaks about her main character, the process she is going through, and the current political situation in the country which is partly occupied by Russia.

Sunny received the Honourable Mention at the Hot Doc, the largest documentary festival in North America. Now it will be screened at Eastern Neighbours Film Festival on Saturday, April 23 at 1.15 PM and on Sunday, April 24 at 7.15 PM in Filmhuis Den Haag.