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.

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

We are looking forward to you!

SCHEDULE

MOVIES

DRUGS AND PRAYERS - INDIAN PSYCHIATRY IN THE REALM OF SAINTS / 57 MIN

Germany/India, 2009, 57 min
Helene Basu
30.01.2010 18:25

Drugs and Prayers

The Sufi shrine of Mira Datar in India is large pilgrimage centre specialising in healing possession madness/mental illness. Recently, it has also become a site of experimenting with new forms of community care in the mental health sector. The NGO „Altruist“ facilitates communication between the mental health department, shrine dignitaries, psychiatrists and patients suffering from diverse kinds of mental troubles who seek help from the saint. Under the heading of „Dava and Dua“  Altruists promotes psychiatric services at the shrine parallel to the cures of possession illnesses offered by ritual specialists. The film documents interactions between different actors at the shrine (patients-psychiatrists, psychiatrists-ritual specialists, patients-ritual specialists), listens to the stories of afflicted persons and presents diverse views on the presumed causes of mental illness as well on the benefit or non-benefit of medicine and/or ritual practices as perceived by patients and their relatives.

Language of dialogues: Hindi and Gujarati
Language of subtitles: English

FISH ON! / 60 MIN

Estonia/Norway/USA, 2008, 60 min
Liivo Niglas, Diane Perlov, Frode Storaas
30.01.2010 14:05

Fish On!The Klamath River of Oregon and California is one of the most important salmon runs in the United States. While diminished over the past 100 years, it still supports an abudance of life and diverse economies struggling over its future course. This is a film about the Indian tribes of the river ecosystem – what the Klamath means to them and how they draw on traditional and modern resources to restore its strenght, beauty and balance. The film focuses on the Klamath River and the Indian tribes of the lower basin – the Yurok, Hoopa and Karuk. Yet this story has implications for any number of river ecosystems and indigenous peoples around the world. Through the Indian tribes of the Lower Klamath, the film reminds us how the health of a people and the health of its lands are integrally linked.

Awards: Diploma, Matsalu International nature Film Festival, Estonsko 2009; Finalist, Kyoto University Museum Academic Film Competition, Japonsko 2009

Language of dialogues: English

ČERVENÁ RŮŽIČKO, PROČ SE NEZOZVÍJÍŠ. DOUDLEBSKÁ MASOPUSTNÍ KOLEDA: TANEC, IDENTITA, STATUS A INTEGRACE / 35 MIN

Czech Republic, 2008, 35 min
Daniela Stavělová
30.01.2010 15:50

ruzickaThe documentary film is a part of a multimedia study which consists of visual and editorial parts. Apart from the film, the DVD offers thematically digested shots recorded in scope of the research and a photogallery. Visual as well as editorial part connects possibilities of verbal and visual language and is bound to serve as an interception of the complexity of the observed march and to the representation of the dance as a cultural context. The complexity should help to reveal and deliver the connotation of the traditional event in today´s local society. The documentary can be publicised separately as well and its informational value does not depend on the supporting text of the multimedia study.

Daneila Stavělová operates as a research worker at an Ethnological Institute AV ČR, V.V.I.. Her main field is ethnochoreography and anthropology of dance. In the scope of the specialisation she lectures at the department of dance at HAMU, Prague, where she organises workshops as well. She cooperates as a choreograph at designing of thematical scenical projects which deal with traditional dance and music culture. This year, Daniela Stavělová was confered an Award of Ministry of Culture for outstanding contribution in the field of folklore and for interconnecting the scientific, artisitc and pedagogical activities.

The project was executed in the scope of the research AVOZ 90580513 of the Ethnological Institute AV ČR, v.v.i. and subsidized by Ministry of Culture CR within the programme Traditional folklor culture.

Language of dialogues: Czech
Language of subtitles: English

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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.