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      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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Shooting Star

DirectorLyubo Yonchev
ProducerLyubo Yonchev, Lyubo Kirov – Crystal Frame; Carola Jessica De Lucia – Mito Production
WriterLyubo Yonchev, Yassen Genadiev
CastStefka Yanorova, Stefan Popov, Kalia Kamenova
EditorLyubo Kirov
CameraDamian Dimitrov
Screening27 October 2017 | 15:00 hours | Het Nutshuis
2 November 2017 | 17:45 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag
4 November 2017 | 13:15 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag
Length28 min
CountryBulgaria, Italy
SectionSHORT FILMS – Discovering great Eastern European talents

A new voice from Bulgaria – Yonchev – was nominated for the prestigious European Film Academy award in 2016 for this short, compelling film. Dutch Premiere


Lilly is a divorced mother of two – Martin, who has recently come of age, and the little Alexandra. One cold winter evening Martin takes Alexandra from kindergarten. In the dark streets of the neighbourhood they become a part of a tragic accident that hardly can be forgotten or erased. Lilly and her kids have to make tough decisions, the consequences of which will change their life for good. A short fiction debut by Bulgarian award-winning director, writer and producer which has been selected for more than 100 international film festivals and won over 30 awards.

Festivals & Awards (selection)

European Film Awards, 2016 – Nominated for Best European Short Film | International Short Film Festival in Drama, 2016 – Prix EFA, Best Female Acting | The Monthly Film Festival, UK 2015 – Best Actress | International Festival of Red Cross and Health Films, 2015 – The Mayor of Varna Award | WorldFest-Houston, 2016 – Best Dramatic Original | Jaipur International Film Festival, 2016 – Best Women Issue Short Film