Cinema as a form of cultural memory is a subsection of the WOMAN’S POWER program in which we highlight several true stories that got acknowledgement in remarkable films that were recently made by talented female directors from Eastern Europe.
Important stories, new voices, relevant questions; all are to be found in our selection of documentary films.
Join Live Talk with the filmmakers Antoneta Kastrati from Kosovo (director of ZANA), Dana Budisavljevic from Croatia (director of THE DIARY OF DIANA B.) and Katalin Barsony from Hungary (director of HOW FAR THE STARS). Moderated by Margje de Koning on November 12 at 16:00 hours.
The director from the Republic of Moldova Dragoș Țurea will reflect on his documentary THE SOVIET GARDEN, done in a coproduction of Romania and Moldova. The masterclass will be moderated by Otto Boele – senior lecturer on Russian cinema and literature at Leiden University, on November 11 at 16:00 hours.
The screening of HONEYLAND, Macedonian thought-provoking film with marvellous photography, will be accompanied by the director of photography Samir Ljuma, who will give the masterclass after the screening. Join us on December 9 at 18:30 hours in Louis Hartlooper Complex in Utrecht.
Our first ever competitive program! Eastern Neighbours Film Festival invited young filmmakers with their first or second film after school to compete for an Audience Award (€1000). We were delighted to receive a total of 83 submissions from all over Eastern and South Eastern Europe. Watch 8 selected beautiful films and vote for your favourite one on our social media from 1 – 8 November.
This year we have a strong female line-up in our special program Women’s Power. The directors bring new topics to be discussed, or they look at the known from a different angle, and their films serve also as an inspiration to the empowerment of the female population in their societies.