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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.
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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!

Oskar and Lilli: Where No One Knows Us

An audience favourite in many countries, winner of Grand Prix at FIFEM Montreal, receiver of the prestigious Max Ophüls Prize in Germany, and many other awards given by professional, teen and children’s juries, proves that this unique human, political, warm and charming story touched hearts of both: youngsters and adults equally.

Oskar (8) and Lilli (13), live with their Chechen mother in Austria. But deportation is threatening the family and the mother cracks down. The family gets separated by the authorities and children are forcefully placed in different family. But their tight bond and mutual love are so strong that they come up with various lucid, often funny solutions, challenging all bureaucratic obstacles with passion, imagination and humour. The face of Europe reflects in this strong film with astonishingly well performed child’s parts. A bittersweet journey directed and written by Arash T. Riahi who was a child of refugees himself, and grew up in Austria. 


Austria | 2020 | 102 min | English subtitled

DIRECTOR: Arash T. Riahi

PRODUCTION: Veit Heiduschka, Michael Katz – Wega Film

CAST: Leopold Pallua, Rosa Zant, Christine Ostermayer

SCREENPLAY: Arash T. Riahi, based on a novel by Monika Helfer


EDITING: Julia Drack, Stefan Bechinger

AGE: 11+

Saturday 23.4. / 13:00 / Zaal 4 & Sunday 24.4. / 17:00h / Zaal 2

Special Guest: Actress Ines Miro



Max Ophüls FF, 2020 – Audience Award | Filem’on, Brussels 2020 – Teen Screen Award | Film Festival Kitzbuehel, 2020 – Best Film | Schlingel IFF for Children and Young Audience, 2020 – Diamant Award | Molodist IFF, Kyiv 2020 – Special Jury Diploma | Taormina FF, 2020 – Best Film by Students Jury | Zagreb FF, 2020 – Audience Award, Children Jury Award | Olympia CFF, 2020 – Best Feature Film | International Migration FF, Ankara 2020 – Special Jury Award | FIFEM Montreal, 2021 – Grand Prix/Children’s Jury Award, Prix INIS