ON DEMAND - De beste films uit Oost- en Zuidoost Europa

Van 28 november t/m 4 december 2022 gaat ENFF verder met een online filmprogramma.

Er zijn 5 filmprogramma's geselecteerd om on demand thuis vanaf de bank te bekijken.

New Talents Competition 1

ENFF invited young filmmakers from Eastern and Southern Europe to send us their debut film.

Burnout | dir. Nemanja Mladenovic | Serbia | 27 min. 
Prisoner | dir. Łukasz Gierańczyk, Filip Drzewiecki | Poland | 14 min. 
Mothers | dir. Birutė Kapustinskaitė | Lithuania | 15 min.
The Devil | dir. Jan Bujnowski | Poland | 19 min.

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An honest story we all can relate to – Burnout from Serbia deals with a question – is it possible to escape from oneself? The documentary Prisoner by two Polish filmmakers is inspired by cinéma-vérité and it’s about one extraordinary night with an ex-convict on the streets of Vancouver. Two mothers learn to let go of each other in order to grow, in the Lithuanian fiction short MothersThe Devil, a dark and satirical real life parable from Poland elaborates on the strength of faith.

New Talent Competition 2

ENFF invited young filmmakers from Eastern and Southern Europe to send us their debut film.

Hooyo, Why Here? | dir. Neema Ngelime | Hungary, Belgium, Portugal | 13 min.
Songs From the Backyard | dir. Letiția Popa | Romania | 28 min.
Branka | dir. Ákos K. Kovács | Hungary | 20 min. 
Going Diaspora | dir. Damir Mehić | Bosnia and Herzegovina | 17 min.

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A touching story of mother and daughter, Somali descendants, who finally became Hungarians yet have not found an answer to the question: what is home, in Hooyo, Why Here?. 
Songs From the Backyard
 takes a new gaze on a penitentiary center and leads an intimate conversation with one of the workers there. The drama Branka reveals a shocking story that happened at a maternity ward of a state hospital in 1991 Yugoslavia. Going Diaspora tells about ​​a young man who leaves Bosnia in search for a better life; and the film gives a reminder about the power of farewell.

Short documentaries from the Balkans

Bosnian Broadway | dir. Jasmina Besirevic | Croatia | 30 min
Retreat | dir Anabela Angelovska Germany, North Macedonia | 2022 | 30 min
Wir, … Komposition | dir. Visar Jusufi | Kosovo, Germany | 2022 | 21 min

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We have chosen films of makers who dared to be uncommon, intimate, open, and sharp. We give space to new talent, young filmmakers who are brave enough to divert from the ordinary and the known, to enter the exciting world of exploring new cinematic challenges, fresh narrative structures, eager to enrich the already existing film language.

Once we were good for you

Once we were good for you | Branko Schmidt | Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina | 72


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Branko Schmidt is a veteran of Croatian cinema with dozens of successful films in his filmography. Sharp, critical, brave and eloquent in its cinematic expression, he depicts in his latest film the destiny of Croatian war veterans and their dissatisfaction with their social status. The film won the Golden Arena for the Best Screenplay at Pula festival and brilliant Rene Bitorajac won the main award as the Best Actor. 

Diary of a Bride of Christ

Diary of a Bride of Christ | dir. Marta Smerechynska | Ukraine | 90 min

Contemporary Ukraine from a less known angle – shot inside a monastery where the director searches for reasons why her young sister and her peers leave families to become nuns. This intimate personal film explores the intricate ties within sisterhood: biological versus religious sisterhood.