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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!
    • 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!

Masterclass by Biserka Suran

Thursday, 23 November at 16:00 hours, Filmhuis Den Haag, Zaal 2

Moderated by Margje de Koning, artistic director of Movies that Matter Festival.

In Scenes With My Father (The Netherlands, 2022), filmmaker Biserka Šuran takes her father on a trip down memory lane in which she revives scenes from their country of birth, former Yugoslavia. Memories are reflected in cinematic decor sets in which they converse about nationality, identity, love, dreams, and regrets. 

“I wanted to make a film about the past, about moments that had already happened, about a country that disappeared, about nostalgia and longing. But how do you do that? How do you make a film about things you can’t see?”

In this Masterclass, filmmaker Biserka Šuran takes you on her film journey. Through the love letters from her parents, the use of archive material from the former Yugoslavia and the design of an abstract space as a means to enter the past.

Biserka Šuran (Koper, Yugoslavia, 1989) is a Dutch-Croatian film director, living and working in Amsterdam. In 2015 she graduated as a documentary director from the Netherlands Film Academy with the short “Allez, Viens!”. Her debut film “Scenes with My Father” premiered at the IDFA festival in the Envision Competition in 2022 and won the award for Best Documentary at the Trieste Film Festival in Italy and the FIPRESCI Award at the Beyond Borders festival in Greece. More info: www.biserkasuran.com