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

FRIENDS / 35 MIN

Norway, Macedonia, 2010, 35 min
Frode Storaas, Elizabeta Koneska
29.01.2011 20:05

Filip is a student at Mac Brod Gymnasium. He stays at the dormitory. Alija is a good friend of him at school. But they relate to different religions and that separate them not only during lunch-breaks at school, but all the time outside school. Filip spends his weekends in his home village Samokov, collecting mushrooms for sale and helping his grandparents and his mother in her small shop. Alija commutes everyday from his home village Plasnica.

The film hints on the situation in Macedonian countryside where unemployment forces people to leave the villages. This situation of dejection shadows the relationships between ethnic and religious groups.

Director, Camera: Frode Storaas, Elizabeta Koneska

As an anthropologist Storaas has worked with pastoralists and agro-pastoralists in Sudan, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia. General anthropology, i.e. adaptation, economy and politics, has been his main concern.

As a filmmaker he has been involved in projects in Africa and the Middle East, in Greece and Macedonia, in Mexico and USA, in China and in Norway. A theme conveyed in some of these projects has been magic, how magical beliefs may influence everyday life.

Koneska is a senior curator at the National Museum of Macedonia in Skopje, ethnology department. Her main topics of research and scientific relates to: traditional food; coppersmith and tinsmith crafts; Slavic Orthodox community in Istanbul; Shared Shrines; Turkish and other Muslims ethnic and religious community’s.

Koneska has directed 12 films based on research in Macedonia and Turkey.

Production: Macedonian Centre for Photography, Skopje, Macedonia

Edit: Frode Storaas

Language of dialogues: Macedonian, English

Language of subtitles: Czech, English

CHOKORA - SURVIVING ON THE STREET / 50 MIN

Switzerland, 2010, 50 min
Lea Furrer
29.01.2011 18:55

Anthony and Robert – youngsters from Nairobi – give insight into their everyday life. With a film camera they document and comment the life on the streets and in the Halfway Centre. Thereby, not only their trials and tribulations are expressed but also their sense of humor and their plans for the future, which are full of hope: Moving images which convince through their authenticity. By handing over the camera to the two protagonist, a dynamic change of perspectives is   established. This renders possible a differentiated examination of the subject matter as well as the proceedings of the film.

Director, Production, Edit: Lea Furrer

Lea was born in 1984 in Switzerland, raised in Switzerland and three years in Brazil. MA in Social Anthroplogy, Film Studies and Social Pedagogy at he University of Zurich. The film Chokora was a part of her master thesis in social anthropology. Actually, she is working as a social education worker with children and young people in Zurich.

Camera: Lea Furrer, Anthony Mutinda, Robert Oundo

Language of dialogues:English, Swahili, Sheng

Language of subtitles: Czech,  English

BEING A TRANS-PERSON LIVING IN A TWO-GENDER SOCIETY / 15 MIN

Belgium, 2011, 15 min
Petar Veljacic
28.01.2011 22:40

Culturally, we are all governed to live in and reproduce two-gender societies, taking a gender role „naturaly“ assigned by biological sex. Some discoveries disagree.

Director, Production, Camera, Edit: Petar Veljacic

Petar was born 1979 in Aleksinac, Yugoslavia. Graduated at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Ethnology and Anthropology on a topic History and perspectives of Visual Anthropology . His film education started in film school of Academy Film Center in Belgrade and further developed through various productions in the field of visual anthropology and observational filming. His video activist work begun in Brussels, where he is living and working since 2009.

Language of dialogues: English, French

Language of subtitles: English

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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.