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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!

Masterclass By Damir Imamovic

Saturday 10 November | 16:00 – 17:30 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag

The Guardian calls Damir Imamović «a new take on Balkan blues», while The Huffington Post goes even further with the flattering «King of Sevdah» title. An iconic Bosnian musician will give a multimedia lecture ‘East’ and ‘West’ in the genre of sevdah, at this year’s Eastern Neigbours Film Festival.

Damir Imamović is one of the leading voices of contemporary music from the Balkans. As a performer and teacher, he brought a renewed attention to the ancient genre of Bosnian traditional music called “Sevdah” or “Sevdalinka”. His work spreads from performing, recording, producing, teaching and writing on the genre.

Damir Imamović’s Sevdah is based on a passionate research of traditional music of Bosnia and Herzegovina. While meeting the masters, musicians, singers and authors of this art form, he constantly expands his repertoire and creates a special style of contemporary sevdah.

Director Marina Andree made a documentary Sevdah, inspired by an emotional part of this process and the film will be screened after the masterclass. Winner of the Audience Award at Sarajevo Film Festival 2009.

Photo by Amer Kapetanovic