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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!

Masterclass By Boris Missirkov


PALACE FOR THE PEOPLE tells the stories of the most emblematic five buildings of socialist times – highly representative for the epoch and witnessing the historical turbulence in Eastern Europe in the second half of the XX century. This documentary made by Bulgarian new voices Boris Missirkov/Georgi Bogdanov will have its Dutch premiere at the ENFF and it’s part of Focus program – Europe, 30 Years After the Berlin Wall. After the screening on Thursday 7 November at 14:30 hours in Filmhuis Den Haag, director Boris Missirkov will give a masterclass (duration of 45 minutes).

BORIS MISSIRKOV is internationally acclaimed Bulgarian cinematographer, director, visual artist and photographer. The author of visual campaigns, full-length documentaries, videos and short films. Together with Georgi Bogdanov, he founded Bulgarian Photographic Association and AGITPROP Production Company. DOP of the most successful AGITPROP’s films, among which: “Georgi and the Butterflies” (Silver Wolf, IDFA 2004), “The Mosquito Problem and other stories” (Cannes 2007, Grierson Award for Best Documentary, BFI London FF), “Corridor #8” (Berlinale 2008 – Independent Ecumenical Jury Award), “The Boy, Who Was a King” (Toronto IFF 2011). DOP of the first original Bulgarian productions for HBO, documentaries “Concrete Pharaohs”, “Paradise Hotel” (Golden Magnolia for Best Doc; Thessaloniki 2010 – Best Doc) and “Dad Made Dirty Movies” (Visions du Reel).

He was also the author of the first original Bulgarian content for National Geographic Channel, “Explore Bulgaria” (2014-2019), the coproducer of “15”, the first Bulgarian omnibus film and author of The Ladino Ladies’ Club (Bulgaria/USA, 2015), screened at IDFA and Warsaw FF. A renowned visual artist and photographer who had solo shows as well as major photography and contemporary art exhibitions in Europe and the USA.