{{ mainName }}

{{ newsTitle }} {{ newsVisible ? '✦' : '✧'}}

    • 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!

Not so Friendly Neighbourhood Affair

We will start the spring edition of our program with work of Bosnian Oscar winning director Danis Tanović who’s film opened 27th Sarajevo International Film Festival – the locally rooted situation comedy Not So Friendly Neighbourhood Affair / Deset U Pola. With intelligent and typical Balkan humor, the film became a hit on the Balkans. Dutch Premiere


Everything in Sarajevo can be the subject of jokes, except for one thing – kebabs! A smart comedy by Oscar-winning director Danis Tanovic.


Sarajevo, May 2021. The Old Town is trying to recover after difficult pandemic year. The pandemic is not over yet, but the summer is coming, there is hope that things can improve, even if only for a short time. When a woman from Zagreb, a renowned “influencer” decides to be the judge whose kebabs are the best in town, life in the famous old town Bascarsija is turned up-side down. 

This funny, charming film with great performances from lead players Izudin Bajrovic, Branko Djuric, Goran Navojec and young Helena Vukovic, mocks common notions in the life of the average Sarajevan. Appearances of famous musicians like Goran Bregovic, Elvis J. Kurtovic and many others, show that the making of this extremely low budget film, shot in the time of pandemic, was fun and entertaining for the whole crew. It is a film dedicated to the citizens of Sarajevo, as the director pointed out during the Sarajevo Film Festival. The DOP of the film is the world-known Sarajevan photographer and Pulitzer Prize winner Damir Sagolj.


Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey
Year: 2021
Length: 90 min
Director: Danis Tanovic
Editing: Redzinald Simek
Cinematography: Natasha Pavlovskaya
Cast: Branko Djuric, Izudin Bajrovic, Helena Vukovic, Kerim Cutuna
Production: Mirsad Purivatra, Amra Baksic Camo, Jovan Marjanovic – Obala Art Centar, TRT; Poetika Film Produksiyon Reklam Ve Organizasyon