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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!
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      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!
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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!

Lana Baric on Utrecht and Tereza37

Journalist Tatjana Lisjak spoke to Lana Baric about her visit to Utrecht where her film Tereza37 will have the Dutch premiere on 3rd November in Louis Hardlooper Complex.

ENFF is delighted to host Lana Baric, one of the best Croatian actresses of her generation. Lana is a screenwriter and the main actress of Croatian Oscar nominee Tereza37 which she will present at the Louis Hartlooper Complex in Utrecht on November 3rd.

Directed by Danilo Serbedzija, the film tells the story of a middle-aged woman from Dalmatia who is pressured by traditional surroundings to conceive. Praised for a masterful performance by Baric (according to critics the role of her career), this meticulous study of a female character won many awards in the homeland and abroad, including six Golden Arenas at Pula Film, and is now conquering the hearts of audiences all over Europe.

– I am very glad that the ENFF audience will get the opportunity to see Tereza37– says Baric, who can’t wait to visit The Netherlands again. It’s been a while since she performed in a play in Groningen and participated at IFFR, and now she is hoping to gain some insight into the reactions of the Dutch audience.

– So far, we have only had good experiences wherever we have been screening, from Balkan countries to Spain, Poland, France, and Italy. I have to admit, our audience is mostly female. Women of all ages and statuses come to see our story. They find it easy to relate to – reveals Baric, while inviting everyone to join us next Wednesday at 7 PM.

Other notable roles are played by Ivana Roscic, Marija Skaricic, Natasa Janjic, Goran Bogdan, Leno Lucev, and the DOP Mirko Pivcevic did fantastic photography in the film.