Eastern Neighbours Film Festival was started in Utrecht 2008 by a group of friends with the aim to present to the Dutch audience the most recent, exciting films from the East and the South East European countries. These are mainly countries with a small but powerful film production. Why eastern neighbours? We feel that cinema can bring people closer to each other, make them understand each other’s culture better and deeper, give them an inside view into the mentality and history. Our aim is to bring cultures together to create more knowledge and tolerance.
The Festival is not just an event with high quality cinema. It is much more than that. We have especially designed the entire festival to initiate networking and new partnerships and create unforgettable moments for every participant and cinema goer. Most of the selected films have their Dutch premiere, after being successfully screened at many film festivals worldwide.
13th Eastern neighbours film festival
Trailer of the new edition by Stefan Pavlovic
Eastern Neighbours Film Festival is a project of the artTrace foundation since 2019. ARTTRACE is a cultural foundation for moving image and interdisciplinary cultural production. ArtTrace initiates, helps realise and distribute works of art and culture, more specifically aimed at visual arts and film. Based in Utrecht, Netherlands.
Rada Sesic (Artistic Director)
Kristina Daurova (New Talents)
Stefan Pavlovic (New Talents)