The Eastern Neighbours Film Festival is expanding its program online. The festival, which takes place physically from November 23 to November 27 at Filmhuis Den Haag, will offer 13 films with English subtitles through the virtual cinema of the Filmhuis. From December 4 to December 11, the festival will present, among others, the award-winning debut film BRANKA by Hungarian filmmaker K Kovács Ákos via this online platform.

The Eastern Neighbours Film Festival started in Utrecht in 2008 with the aim of presenting the Dutch audience with the most recent and exciting films from Eastern and Southeastern European countries to bring these cultures together and create more knowledge and tolerance. With the expansion of the program, the festival wants to give viewers across the country the opportunity to watch these films.

This year, Medialoc completed the implementation of the MediaContainer at Filmhuis Den Haag. This allows the festival to offer the programme online to a wider audience. After IDFA previously forwarded part of the program online to the various affiliated theaters, the Eastern Neighbours Film Festival is now following this example. Medialoc wishes the Eastern Neighbours Film Festival a successful online edition and hopes that other festivals will follow this great example.