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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!

Opening of the Eastern Neighbours

1 November 2017 | 19:00 hours (Zaal 1, by invitation only) | 19:15 hours (Zaal 3) | Filmhuis Den Haag

ENFF honours film productions of Eastern and South-eastern Europe, screening 43 films, mainly Dutch premieres, and having 21 guests from 16 countries present. New edition of ENFF brings real gems of the recent, engaging cinema of Eastern and Southeastern Europe – Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Croatia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine.

This year’s opening film is MY AUNT IN SARAJEVO by GORAN KAPETANOVIC, filmmaker present! This Swedish/Bosnian compelling film has won two prestigious Guldbagge Awards for the Best Director and for the Best Actress in a supporting role. It is an emotional story of a daughter-father relationship facing the past, present and shaping their future.

Next to Goran Kapetanovic, the director of the film, our special guests at the opening night is the Macedonian musician CVETANKA SOZOVSKA. She is a piano soloist, composer, choir conductor, music professor. Cvetanka is very inspired in combining her classical musical education and styles with the Macedonian ethno heritage, turning these elements into a unique form. Tonight’s presentation is a try of showing such a symbiosis.

Come and join us at the opening of Eastern Neighbours Film Festival. More info and tickets here.