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.

14th Eastern neighbours film festival

Eastern Neighbours Film Festival brings to The Netherlands exciting, relevant cinema from East and Southeast Europe. Most of the films are Dutch premieres. Next to films, we also have masterclasses, film debates, and special get-together gatherings with drinks and snacks from Eastern Europe.
Our new edition comes in November 23rd to 27th 2022 in the Filmhuis Den Haag.

Trailer of previous ENFF 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.



Festival Director
Rada Sesic

Managing Director
Kostana Banovic

Iro Karampampa

OnTour Coordinator
Paula Chang

Production Support John Bosters

Rada Sesic (Artistic Director)
Kristina Daurova (New Talents)
Stefan Pavlovic (New Talents)

Film Coordination
Oana Stupariu

Tatjana Lisjak
Una Vrdoljak
Sandra Munic
Rada Sesic

Social Media
Tatjana Lisjak

Technical Department
Igor Lesic
Milan Krstanovic

Milan Krstanovic
Oana Stupairu

Anita Karabasic

Mladen Pikulic

Alma Imamovic-Ivanov

Stefan Pavlovic

Rada Sesic
Zeljka Ferencic
Oana Stupariu
Alma Imamovic-Ivanov
Kristina Daurova
Corina Burlacu
Elsa Court

Volunteers cordinator
Bastiaan Maas

Maisa Imamovic
Zeljka Ferencic
Tatjana Lisjak
Sandra Popadic

Partners and sponsors

ENFF / artTrace Foundation

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3582CX Utrecht

The Netherlands