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

HOLUBOJE / 25 MIN

Czech Republic, 2010, 25 min
Martin Šmoldas
29.01.2011 16:10

The compatriotic village of Holuboje was founded in the so called Bessarabia (part of today’s Moldavia) by Czech colonists in 1864. Holuboj compatriots managed to preserve aspects of their language and folk culture, often long forgotten in the Czech Republic, in the manifold national variety of this region. The most extraordinary of all is the folk band which has continuously functioned here for incredible 146 years and which has various Czech songs in its repertoire.

Despite these folk singularities, local people are afflicted with the same problems as all the people of the isolated and poor Moldavia. The decline in economics, disintegration of agricultural co-operatives and everyday existential problems endanger the existence of this folk band. The author of the film introduces four protagonists, inhabitants of Holuboj, who provide an insight into the past and present lives of compatriots in Moldavia.

Director, production, camera, edit: Martin Šmoldas

Martin is a student of Social Anthropology at the University of Pardubice. He is interests in the field in Moldova.

Language of dialogues: Czech

Language of subtitles: No subtitles

Premiere!!!

WEDDING / 5 MIN

Slovakia/Macedonia/Slovenia, 2007, 5 min
Sašo Niskač
28.01.2011 18:50

The short documentary about traditional wedding ceremony in western macedonian village called Galičnik.

Directors: Sašo Niskač, Barbara Turk Niskač

Production: 3littlewolves

Language of dialogues: No dialogues

Language of subtitles: No subtitles

BUNONG GUU OH/BUNONG´S BIRTH PRACTICES / 50 MIN

Switzerland/Cambodia, 2010, 50 min
Tommi Mendel, Brigitte Nikles
28.01.2011 19:10

On the basis of a social anthropological case study, this film documents the birth practices of the Bunong in Mondulkiri province, located in the northeast of Cambodia. Social, economic and political changes are transforming the province tremendously and are affecting villagers´ beliefs, perceptions and habits regarding pregnancy, delivery and early motherhood. Traditional midwives, pregnant women, mothers and their families give a personal insight into their present decision-making strategies, which are at the crossroads between tradition and modernity.

Directors: Tommi Mendel, Brigitte Nikles

Tommi and Brigitte both studied Anthropology at the University of Zurich. Currently Brigitte is working in Mondulkiri in Cambodia to establish a Bunong Cultural Centre and Tommi is working on his PhD with the means of Ethnographic Film.

Production: Tigertoda productions, Zurich, Switzerland

Camera, Edit: Tommi Mendel

The movie was projected on various world film festivals (selection):

NAFA International Ethnographic Film Festival, Aarhus, Denmark 2010

International Festival of Visual Anthropology Mediating Camera, Moscow, Russia 2010

Cambodia International Film Festival, Phom Phen, Cambodia 2010

International Festival of Ethnological Film, Belgrade, Serbia 2010

Contro-Sguardi International Anthropological Film Festival, Perugia, Italy 2010

Athens Ethnographic Film Festival, Greece 2010

 

Language of dialogues: Bunong, Khmer

Language of subtitles:Czech,  English

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PARTNERS

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Thanks!

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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Český lid, ETNOLOGICKÝ ČASOPIS / ETHNOLOGICAL JOURNAL
Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review
Lidé města / Urban People

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.