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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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    • 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!

Musical Guests: Ukrainian Choir Chervoni Korali and Guitarist Antonio Persak

Chervoni Korali

As every year, the Eastern Neighbours Film Festival brings special musical guests who will beautify our program and further present the rich cultures of their countries to the Dutch audience. This 14th edition will be enhanced by the performances of the Ukrainian choir Chervoni Korali and their conductor Nataliya Malahnova.

The Hague-based vocal ensemble Chervoni Korali (red corals – typical Ukrainian necklace) unites amateur singers from different regions of Ukraine. They sing Ukrainian spiritual and folk songs and promote their traditions and culture in The Netherlands and abroad. Chervoni Korali will perform during the closing ceremony of ENFF on Sunday 27 November.

More info about the ensemble: www.chervonikorali.nl

Antonio Persak

One of our special guests this year is Antonio Persak, Croatian classical guitarist based in The Hague and versatile musician experienced in a wide range of musical styles. He studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, while his recent Master’s degree of The Royal Conservatoire in the Hague has been awarded ‘’with distinction for creating and performing an innovative contemporary program’’. He also won prizes in international guitar competitions in Italy, UK, Croatia, Slovenia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Although his work is very much focused on classical guitar, Antonio is also experienced as an electric guitarist and mandolin player. He is a member of the “Spaceship” ensemble, which is a contemporary group with a special affinity to science.

In recent years, Antonio has appeared on NPO 4 and Radio West as a soloist as well as a duo member with a Turkish flautist Elif Ozgur presenting their Balkan/Turkish program. He has played in masterclasses with international artists including Zoran Dukic, István Römer, Duo Melis, Stephen Goss, Pavel Steidl.

He plays a guitar by the Australian luthier Paul Sheridan made in 2018 and a mandolin made by Ernest Köröskenyi in 1951. Antonio will perform during the opening ceremony of ENFF on Wednesday 23 November.