A HANDFUL OF STONES  Stefan Ivancic | 2017 | Serbia

A HANDFUL OF STONES
Stefan Ivancic | 2017 | Serbia

ALL ALONE  Bobo Jelcic | 2018 | Croatia/Netherlands/Bosnia and Herzegovina/Serbia/Montenegro

ALL ALONE
Bobo Jelcic | 2018 | Croatia/Netherlands/Bosnia and Herzegovina/Serbia/Montenegro

COYOTE  Mark Kostyal | 2017 | Hungary

COYOTE
Mark Kostyal | 2017 | Hungary

DAYBREAK  Gentian Koci | 2017 | Albania/Greece

DAYBREAK
Gentian Koci | 2017 | Albania/Greece

DEDE  Mariam Khatchvani | 2017 | Georgia/Qatar/Ireland/Netherlands/Croatia

DEDE
Mariam Khatchvani | 2017 | Georgia/Qatar/Ireland/Netherlands/Croatia

DIAGNOSIS  Kamen Kolarov | 2018 | Bulgaria

DIAGNOSIS
Kamen Kolarov | 2018 | Bulgaria

DREAM  Laila Pakalniņa | 2016 | Latvia

DREAM
Laila Pakalniņa | 2016 | Latvia

HIDE AND SEEK  Beno Gabor Baranyi | 2016 | Hungary

HIDE AND SEEK
Beno Gabor Baranyi | 2016 | Hungary

HOTEL JUGOSLAVIJA  Nicolas Wagnieres | 2017 | Switzerland

HOTEL JUGOSLAVIJA
Nicolas Wagnieres | 2017 | Switzerland

IVAN  Janez Burger | 2017 | Slovenia/Croatia

IVAN
Janez Burger | 2017 | Slovenia/Croatia

KOLIVA  Andrey I. Volkashin | 2017 | Macedonia/Bulgaria

KOLIVA
Andrey I. Volkashin | 2017 | Macedonia/Bulgaria

KORIDA  Sinisa Vidovic | 2016 | Austria

KORIDA
Sinisa Vidovic | 2016 | Austria

LARKS ON A STRING  Jiri Menzel | 1969 | Czechoslovakia

LARKS ON A STRING
Jiri Menzel | 1969 | Czechoslovakia

LOVE ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD  Jan Cvitkovic | 2015 | Slovenia

LOVE ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD
Jan Cvitkovic | 2015 | Slovenia

MARY  Juraj Primorac | 2017 | Croatia

MARY
Juraj Primorac | 2017 | Croatia

MEN DON’T CRY  Alen Drljevic | 2017 | Bosnia and Herzegovina/Croatia/Slovenia/Germany

MEN DON’T CRY
Alen Drljevic | 2017 | Bosnia and Herzegovina/Croatia/Slovenia/Germany

OCCUPATION 1968  2018 | Slovakia/Czech Republic/Hungary/Bulgaria/Poland

OCCUPATION 1968
2018 | Slovakia/Czech Republic/Hungary/Bulgaria/Poland

ONE TWO ZERO  Anna Pawluczuk | 2017 | Poland

ONE TWO ZERO
Anna Pawluczuk | 2017 | Poland

PATRIOTIC LESSON  Filip Jacobson | 2016 | Poland/Germany

PATRIOTIC LESSON
Filip Jacobson | 2016 | Poland/Germany

POLONAISE  Agnieszka Elbanowska | 2016 | Poland

POLONAISE
Agnieszka Elbanowska | 2016 | Poland

PARADISE ’89  Madara Dislere | 2018 | Latvia/Germany

PARADISE ’89
Madara Dislere | 2018 | Latvia/Germany

POSOKI  Stephan Komandarev | 2017 | Bulgaria/Germany/Macedonia

POSOKI
Stephan Komandarev | 2017 | Bulgaria/Germany/Macedonia

SCHOOLMATES  Darko Sinko | 2015 | Slovenia

SCHOOLMATES
Darko Sinko | 2015 | Slovenia

SEVDAH  Marina Andree Skop | 2009 | Croatia/Bosnia and Herzegovina

SEVDAH
Marina Andree Skop | 2009 | Croatia/Bosnia and Herzegovina

SINKING OBJECTS  Filip Peruzovic | 2018 | Croatia

SINKING OBJECTS
Filip Peruzovic | 2018 | Croatia

“THE STRANGER” IN MY HEAD  Petra Balekic | 2017 | Croatia

“THE STRANGER” IN MY HEAD
Petra Balekic | 2017 | Croatia

TAM 4500  Momir Matovic | 2017 | Montenegro

TAM 4500
Momir Matovic | 2017 | Montenegro

THE FROG  Elmir Jukic | 2017 | Bosnia and Herzegovina/Macedonia/Serbia/Croatia/Slovenia

THE FROG
Elmir Jukic | 2017 | Bosnia and Herzegovina/Macedonia/Serbia/Croatia/Slovenia

THE MARRIAGE  Blerta Zeqiri | 2017 | Kosovo/Albania

THE MARRIAGE
Blerta Zeqiri | 2017 | Kosovo/Albania

THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING  Mila Turajlic | 2017 | Serbia/France/Qatar

THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING
Mila Turajlic | 2017 | Serbia/France/Qatar

THE MINER  Hanna Slak | 2017 | Slovenia/Germany

THE MINER
Hanna Slak | 2017 | Slovenia/Germany

THE SECRET INGREDIENT  Gjorce Stavreski | 2017 | Macedonia/Greece

THE SECRET INGREDIENT
Gjorce Stavreski | 2017 | Macedonia/Greece

THE TRIAL: THE STATE OF RUSSIA VS OLEG SENTSOV  Askold Kurov | 2017 | Estonia/Poland/Czech Republic

THE TRIAL: THE STATE OF RUSSIA VS OLEG SENTSOV
Askold Kurov | 2017 | Estonia/Poland/Czech Republic

THE UGLIEST CAR  Grzegorz Szczepaniak | 2017 | Poland

THE UGLIEST CAR
Grzegorz Szczepaniak | 2017 | Poland

THE WONDERFUL YEARS  Svitlana Shymko/Galina Yarmanova | 2018 | Ukraine

THE WONDERFUL YEARS
Svitlana Shymko/Galina Yarmanova | 2018 | Ukraine

UNTRAVEL  Ana Nedeljkovic/Nikola Majdak Jr. | 2018 | Serbia/Slovakia

UNTRAVEL
Ana Nedeljkovic/Nikola Majdak Jr. | 2018 | Serbia/Slovakia

WHEN PIGS COME Biljana Tutorov | 2017 | Serbia/Croatia/Bosnia and Herzegovina

WHEN PIGS COME
Biljana Tutorov | 2017 | Serbia/Croatia/Bosnia and Herzegovina

WHEN THE DRAGON CAME – (MONOLOGUES)  Stefan Pavlovic | 2018 | Romania

WHEN THE DRAGON CAME – (MONOLOGUES)
Stefan Pavlovic | 2018 | Romania

SIDE PROGRAM

AUDIENCE PRIZE

AUDIENCE PRIZE

Win a trip to Montenegro by participating in the ENFF prize for the audience, generously provided by BovenCA. During the closing ceremony in Filmhuis Den Haag, the lucky winner will be randomly picked and will have the chance to have an authentic experience around the Western Balkans.
BRUNCH WITH DAMIR IMAMOVIC

BRUNCH WITH DAMIR IMAMOVIC

Meet and greet our special guest Damir Imamović, an iconic singer, musician, author and sevdah master from Sarajevo. Save the date: Saturday 10 November | 11.30 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag | Studio A | Free admission
LUX FILM PRIZE

LUX FILM PRIZE

Eastern Neighbours and the European Parliament brings you an award-winning documentary THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING by Mila Turajlic. One of the finalists for the European Parliament’s Lux Prize 2018 and the only documentary nominee. Thursday 8 November | 17.00 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag | Free admission
MASTERCLASS BY DAMIR IMAMOVIC

MASTERCLASS BY DAMIR IMAMOVIC

‘East’ and ‘West’ in the genre of sevdah – A multimedia lecture by Damir Imamovic | Saturday 10 November | 16.00 – 17.30 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag
BRUNCH WITH VACLAV NECKAR

BRUNCH WITH VACLAV NECKAR

Meet and greet our VIP guest – Václav Neckář, the main actor of festival’s closing film ”Larks on a String” by Jiří Menzel that won the top prize at the Berlinale. On Sunday 11 November at 11.30 hours, you will have the opportunity to have an informal conversation with famous Czech singer and actor. Filmhuis Den Haag | Studio A | Free admission
TALK PRO

TALK PRO

HOW TO GET NOTICED? Talk Pro with our guest lecturer Mercedes Martinez-Abarca, film programmer and film industry advisor. Saturday 10 November | 16.00 – 17.00 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag | Studio B | Free admission
WINE TASTING

WINE TASTING

This year we take a wine tour through Central and Eastern Europe with AndereWijn. Come and taste eight different quality wines from countries that are also part of the film festival. Not only the cinema of our Eastern neighbours is becoming more popular every year, also the centuries-old wine culture is flourishing. Filmhuis Den Haag, free admission

FILM IN CLASS

The ENFF strives to get the audience in the Netherlands acquainted with the cinema and culture of the Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Every year we screen engaging and relevant feature fiction and documentary films, offer masterclasses and encounters with film directors, actors and producers. The Festival offers opportunities for schools and universities to participate in the Festival’s program and all the events for reduced rates.

Our carefully curated educational program is called Film & Class. The goal of this program is to spread film culture and knowledge among young audience about history, culture and lifestyle of the South East and East European countries by showing them contemporary thought-provoking films and engaging them in lively discussions with filmmakers. We also provide a film reader with additional information for teachers as a guide to help initiate a vibrant film discussion in the classroom.

In the past three years, the ENFF has collaborated successfully with several schools and universities in The Netherlands, namely HKU (Utrecht), UvA (Amsterdam), Webster University (Leiden), European School of The Hague, Haarlem College and Arnhem Business School with many different educational activities taking place at several locations. Their positive feedback and enthusiasm for more was proof that the education segment of the Festival will continue to grow and develop. Encouraged by previous years’ successes and recognising the importance of educating younger audience, we move on into 2018 edition with three engaging documentaries.

Interested in bringing students at the Eastern Neighbours Film Festival’s educational programme? Contact us via education@enff.nl

MY OWN PRIVATE WAR


This year’s Film & Class film is incredibly touching and personal documentary MY OWN PRIVATE WAR by Lidija Zelovic, award-winning Amsterdam-based filmmaker. A must-see for anyone who wants to learn more about their own place in the world. Dwelling into her own past and conflicting accounts of the war within her family, Zelovic’s film tells us a much wider story than just one about how war in Bosnia changed her life for good. Searching for the truth, coming to terms with the past and finding a way to move forward is what Zelovic is trying to achieve during her difficult but liberating personal journey. The detailed film reader for this Dutch TV film will be provided free of charge.

Screening Time:
Thursday 8 November & Friday 9 November | Filmhuis Den Haag

TITITA


Part of this year’s Film & Class programme is an engaging documentary TITITA by renowned Hungarian director Tamas Almasi. A deeply humane story about the chance for a better life of a young Roma-boy with great musical talent. Anti is selected for at prestigious guitar summer school, and hereby given an unexpected opportunity to break out from his seemingly predestined life. A moving coming-of-age documentary awarded with Special Jury Prize at Sarajevo Film Festival in 2015. The detailed film reader is available.

Screening Time:
Thursday 8 November | 09:00 hours | ‘T Hoogt, Utrecht
Friday 9 November | 12:00 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag

EUNIC DAY OF LANGUAGES


Celebrating the European Day of Languages, annually on September 26th, ENFF organises an exciting film and language program for high school students. We learn about languages through the medium of cinema, telling stories of different cultures, exciting backgrounds, trying to notice the distinctive sounds of a certain language, melody and linguistic belonging. Through carefully selected four short films from Eastern Europe and a lecture from a distinguished linguist and professor Radovan Lucic from the University of Amsterdam, youngsters will be introduced to Eastern European languages and learn more about them. Free admission for students.

Screening Time:
Friday 9 November | 15.00 – 16.30 hours | Het Nutshuis, The Hague

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TALK PRO – HOW TO GET NOTICED?


Saturday 10 November | 16.00 – 17.00 hours
Filmhuis Den Haag | Studio B | Free admission

The European film landscape is rich, broad and complex. How to get noticed with my first or second short film or documentary? How to solve a dilemma – whether I need a distributor or a sales agent? How to get one? What is the A.B.C. of the professional co-production scene? Join us and get kick-started in the film industry at ENFF!

For who: ENFF guests filmmakers, those coming from the East and Southeast of Europe, Dutch film students and Dutch young filmmakers

With whom: Mercedes Martínez-Abarca, film programmer and film industry advisor

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