INTRODUCTION

Antropofest is an international festival of movies with social anthropological themes.

Festival is held by eponymous NGO, formed by social anthropology graduates. The goal of the festival is to introduce the general audience to the movies that could also be one of the important study instruments of our domain. These specific documents will allow us to learn about the life of various human communities, social groups or individuals around the world.

Already 9th Antropofest wages at January 26th and 27th 2018 in Kino Ponrepo, Bartolomějská 291/11, Praha 1

During the festival we will hold debates on current projections and there will be also other accompanying programme.

We are looking forward to you!

NEWS

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Guests of Antropofest 2018 are Mauro Bucci (Hotel Splendid), Simon Luling (Borderline views), Liivo Niglas (The Land of Love), David B.J. Dhert (We Must be Dreaming), Jessica Bollag (I am not Leaving Eldon), Tomáš Pospíšil (Obraz svého těla), Dalibor Knapp (Ethnographic Study of Algorithms), Phillip Nosák, Jana Zychová, Petra Liprtová (all to 4000 mil ke štěstí), Milan Votypka ( the exhibition).

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 Tickets are for 120czk (Friday), 180czk (Saturday) and 250czk (both days). You can buy tickets for the festival during the event on site. For this year, tickets will not be offered in advance. Thank you for your understanding.

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Antropofest 2018 will take place in Kino Ponrepo, Bartolomejska street 291/11, Prague 1

http://nfa.cz/en/ponrepo-cinema/cinema-and-contacts/

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We selected 13 movies of Czech and abroad production. Synopsis of all movie you can find in our programme which is available from now.

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SCHEDULE

26.01.2018

27.01.2018

MOVIES

GRAB AND RUN / 85 MIN

Španělsko, Německo, 2017, 85 min
Roser Corella
27.01.2018 14:00

Antropofest 2018 Since Kyrgyzstan gained its Independence in 1991, there has been a revival of the ancient practice of Ala-Kachuu, which translates roughly as "grab and run". More than half Kyrgyz women are married after being kidnapped by the men who become their husbands. Some escaped after violent ordeals, but most are persuaded to stay by tradition and fear of scandal. Ala-Kachuu was outlawed during Soviet era and remains illegal under the kyrgyz criminal code, but the law has rarely been enforced to protect women from this violent practice.

Roser Corella (born in Barcelona) is an Independent Documentary Filmmaker currently based in Berlin. Roser began her career as video-journalist for the catalan TV, but her interest in human stories behind global issues moved her to start self-producing and developing a personal vision within the documentary field. Her work has been shown worldwide, winning awards such as POYI – Picture of the Year International- in USA, and CANAL+ France Award at Women's Film Festival of Créteil. Her fascination for the documentary genre has led her around the world in search of stories to tell. Not only to witness but to challenge and raise critical questions about contemporary societies.

Director, Camera, Script: Roser Corella
Production: Moving mountains films
Edit: Ariadna Ribas

Language of Dialogues: Kyrgyz
Language of Subtitles: Czech, English

Launching of the movie, awards (selection):
Best International Documentary at DocLA Los Angeles Documentary Film Festival 2017, Best film "A different tomorrow section" at Reykjavik Film Festival 2017, Best International Film Award at Festival of Ethnological Film v Belgrade 2017

VERNISÁŽ VÝSTAVY "POMÁHÁME LIDEM NA ÚTĚKU" / 20 MIN

Česká republika, 2018, 20 min
Antropofest a spolek "Pomáháme lidem na útěku"
26.01.2018 18:00

Exhibition – Helping people on the run
 
In August 2015, Czech media were flooded with news on refugees. Photos were taken at the Hungarian railway station Keleti full of tents, people and children huddling together on the ground or pictures of Serbian highways with crowds of people going on foot touched almost everyone. In September 2015, Czech Team was created, currently bringing together more than 4,000 Czech volunteers, who went to help refugees on the Balkan route. Tens of thousands of people have contributed with financial or material help. This exhibition is held as a thank you to everyone who is not indifferent to the situation of refugees. The authors of the photographs are the volunteers themselves. The photos were from the autumn of 2015 to the summer of 2016.

The exhibition takes places in the foyer of the cinema Ponrepo from Friday 6 p.m. until Saturday 11.p.m.


http://plnu.cz/

 

I AM NOT LEAVING ELDON / 49 MIN

Švýcarsko, 2015, 49 min
Jessica Bollag
27.01.2018 18:50

Antropofest 2018 The state of Iowa is the largest producer of soy and corn in the U.S.. In the town of Eldon, Iowa, the multi-national corporations, Cargill and John Deere, are the most important job sources -mostly in the low income bracket. In the town there are hardly any public services. The houses are often placed between vast fields. Five young people talk about their daily lives in this rural area. Firing and outsourcing are real threats. Beside all this, the protagonists are labeled with negative stereotypes: white trash, rednecks and hillbillies. The five friends of Eldon are very close to each other. They often meet unannounced. Their houses and cars don't need to be locked. The protagonists describe the local changes of Eldon. Why stay despite bad job opportunities? How do they deal with their negative stereotypes? Why is freedom more important than a career? Creative solutions and a strong sense of community are essential in this rural region. An anthropological documentary about unlocked doors, fun and conflict in geographical isolation.

Jessica Bollag has recently completed her Master's degree in Social Anthropology, with a focus on Visual Anthropology at the University of Bern. She has been working at the Federal Office of Culture and as assisting teacher at the University of Bern. Currently she's working as a researcher at the University of Teacher Education in Bern. Her research interests are in the field of Anthropology of work, social class and ethnographic filmmaking.

Director, Production, Camera, Edit, Script: Jessica Bollag

Language of Dialogues: English
Language of Subtitles: Czech, English

Launching of the movie, awards (selection):
Society for Visual Anthropology Film & Media Festival, Minneapolis, U S A; Award for the Best Graduate Student Film - Festival of Visual Culture Viscult Joensuu, Finland;  Ethnografilm  Paris, France; Days of Ethnographic Film Ljubljana, Slovenia; International Ethnographic Film Festival of Quebec, Canada; University of British Columbia International Festival of Anthropology Film, Vancouver, Canada; Ethnographic Film Festival  Kratovo, Macedonia;  Ethnocineca International Documentary Filmfestival Vienna, Austria; Nomination Excellence in Visual Anthropology Award - International Student's Ethnographic Film Festival Zadar, Croatia.

 

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PARTNERS

Partners of AntropoFEST are

Thanks!

Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review
Český lid, ETNOLOGICKÝ ČASOPIS / ETHNOLOGICAL JOURNAL
Česká Asociace pro Sociální Antropologii
Belgické velvyslanectví – Zastoupení vlámské vlády v ČR
Katedra sociální a kulturní antropologie Fakulty filozofické Univerzity Pardubice
Lidé města / Urban People Istituto Italiano di Cultura
Svýcarská ambasada Estonsko
F. H. Prager - český jablečný cider Radio 1

CONTACT

Don't hesitate and ask us or just send your movie (with apllication form) on email:

APPLICATION FORM

Submit film with online application form HERE, or by email or by post. See below.
  • Relevance to the given anthropological themes will be taken into account when choosing the film. Attention will also be paid to the content and artistic quality of the film. (Application form here: DOC, PDF)
  • Films of any length will be accepted.
  • By entering his/her film, the owner of the rights gives consent to the film being projected at Antropofest events and archived for the purposes of the civil association Antropofest.
  • Sent DVDs are not returned.
  • Photographs and information from the application will be used for the purposes of the festival, included in the festival programme/catalogue and posted on the Antropofest website.
  • The deadline for applications is November 17th 2017. Films which arrive after this date will not be included in the projection of the topical year of the festival.
  • Applicants will be informed about their film being incorporated into the festival programme via e-mail and not later than 20 days before the beginning of the festival.
  • Expenses connected to transporting the film to the address Antropofest, P.O. BOX 56, 253 01 Hostivice, Czech Republic will be covered by the applicant.
  • You can also upload the movie and send us the link.
  • We accept either classical DVD VIDEO (PAL) or MOV/MP4 (codec H264, SD or HD resolution). Additional subtitles (not only burned in the image) are also required - we need it for translation to Czech. We accept only subtitles with exact timing in srt format (created by Subtitle Workshop or other software).
  • There is no entering fee and no financial reward to applicant or director of the movie.