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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!

Srebrenica Is Dutch History

ENFF is proud to take part in the Dutch cultural platform Srebrenica Is Dutch History, initiated and organized by 4 Bosnian/Dutch young women: Arna Mackic, Daria Bukvic, Emina Cerimovic and Ena Sendijarevic, all active in the Dutch cultural sector.

”The overarching goal of the campaign is to raise awareness in Dutch society about the genocide in Srebrenica, the role that the Netherlands has played in that tragedy, and its 25th commemoration. We hope to mobilize political and societal actors to anchor awareness about this history in different public spaces of Dutch society.”

The campaign is producing a temporary monument that will be exposed on 11th July 2020, during the national Srebrenica commemoration in The Hague. The temporary monument is a photo series roughly inspired by the artwork Bosnian Girl by Sejla Kameric. The photo series consists of twenty-five portraits of Bosnian Dutch women and men of 25 years old, made by the famous and renowned Dutch photographer Robin de Puy.

As a part of the program, together with IDFA presenting feature-length documentaries, our festival ENFF curate 4 compelling short films made by 4 young female directors from the Balkan region – the renowned Jasmila Zbanic and upcoming talents Sajra Subasic, Hanna Slak, Ines Tanovic.

Please find the full program and more information on their website here.


RED RUBBER BOOTS | Bosnia and Herzegovina | 2000 | Jasmila Zbanic | 18 min | In this film by Jasmila Zbanic a Bosnian mother looks for the red rubber boots of her son, who was kidnapped during the war.

STACK OF MATERIAL | Bosnia and Herzegovina | 2018 | Sajra Subasic | 7 min | A young, Bosnian filmmaker is on a mission: to make a shot of her parents house, who were forced to leave their home during the war. But her mission proves more complicated than expected.

SCREENS | Germany | 2013 | Hanna Slak | 8 min | Every year, on the 11th of July, newly identified bodies of victims are buried during the commemoration in Potocari. Screens, umbrella’s, parasols are used to protect oneself from the sun, the camera’s and unwanted gazes.

A DAY ON THE DRINA | Bosnia and Herzegovina | 2010 | Ines Tanovic | 17 min | It’s august 2010. During the repair of the turbines of a hydroelectric power plant, body remains of more than 250 incomplete skeletons are found.

All films you can stream for free here. We hope you enjoy the film selection for this moving project! And of course, keep in mind the 12th edition of the Eastern Neighbours Film Festival from 4 til 8 November 2020.

Bosnian director Sajra Subasic won an award at Sarajevo Film Festival last year.