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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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      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.
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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!

Maldita. A Love Song to Sarajevo



Bozo Vreco, an enfant terrible of the Balkan cultural scene, sings and dances beautifully, performs all over the world, and now he opened his heart in a documentary film. It’s a tribute to life in Sarajevo and overcoming obstacles, fuelled with passion, love, and sincerity.

Neither the weight of arms, the onslaught of history, nor the envy of those seeking a “pure” world have managed to destroy Sarajevo, which today is coming back stronger than ever. The revolutionary artist Bozo Vreco perfectly embodies the soul of the “innocent city” and, with his uninhibited attitude, builds bridges between past and present, between men and women, between origins and regions. The film is a hymn to life and the love story between two cities, Sarajevo and Barcelona, which were able to find each other in hard times, never to be parted again. It captures the creative process of the Bosnian singer and his fellow Catalan pianist Clara Peya.

SHOWTIMES | Special Feature with Fran and Verka, Granny’s Sexual Life & Truth

Thursday, 23 November – 16:45

Sunday, 26 November – 14:30

MALDITA. A LOVE SONG TO SARAJEVO | 2022 | 27 min | Spain

PRODUCTIONIvan Zahinos – Medicus Mundi Mediterrania, Kanaki Films
CASTBozo Vreco, Clara Peya
SCREENPLAYAmaia Remirez, Ivan Zahinos
CINEMATOGRAPHYRaul de la Fuente Calle
EDITINGRaul de la Fuente Calle
LANGUAGEBosnian, English, Spanish


Goya Awards, 2023 – Best Documentary Short Film | Medina Film Festival, 2022 – Best Short Film | Krakow Film Festival, 2022 – Best Documentary | Sarajevo Film Festival, 2022 | Merlinka Festival, 2022 – Best Short Documentary 


Directors, screenwriters, and producers, Amaia and Raul have been working together for more than 20 years. They have received more than 150 awards at national and international festivals with projects such as “Minerita” (Oscar Shortlisted, Goya 2014) and “El Infierno” (Goya 2020 nominee, Hollywood SIMA Award for Best Photography and Documentary). “Another Day of Life” premiered in Cannes and received the European Film Award, a Goya and a Platinum for Best Animation and the Audience Award at the SSIFF. They have travelled through Angola, Sierra Leone, Bolivia, Peru, Canada, Sarajevo, Mexico.