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!







Mexico, 2011, 8 min
Barbara Nickl
27.01.2012 22:25

A short documentary about travelling and the desire to move. It focuses on the ideas and stories of Artesanos – people who live a nomadic lifestyle, travel around Latin America and produce their own jewellery in order to fund their lives. It questions the reasons for choosing this way of life, the significance of travelling and represents their invisibility and intangibility while moving. It is a mix of Super 8, Photographs and sound.

Barbara graduated MA Visual Anthropology at University of Manchester and Munich´s University.

Director and production: Barbara Nickl
Language of dialogues: English, Spanish
Language of subtitles: English


USA, 2008, 6 min
Jonathan Taee
27.01.2012 18:05

Maurice Merleau-Ponty was a French philosopher who died at the young age of 57 in 1961. His work on Phenomenology opened up a new realm in continental philosophy. He managedto get philosophers to think of the body as a required and fundamental element of existence, rather than a simple vessel that carries the mind. He understood the importance of its fleshy boundaries and its ability to perceive the world through a string of immediate moments. Hisphilosophies have gone on to shape and inform many social theories used in Anthropology.

The film explores the body and the way it experiences the world. Each frame represents a moment, the moment before the body's experiences are captured by the consciousness and given cultural or emotional meanings and interpretations. The body does not sense the world through 5 set senses, feeling, seeing, hearing, tasting and smelling. The raw body senses the world as one big sensing organ. It experiences the world in one immediate relationship of body to world. The body has a synaesthetic sense that operates below the consciousness, as one flesh. This sense speaks through the entire body, using every contour and curve to feel the world it moves through. The raw body is immediate in its experiencing of the world, it is fluid and conversational, ever reading, learning and changing to the world around it.

This film honours the work of Merleau-Ponty, and through the mediums of 16mm, high speed digital film and SLR still imaging, it pays homage our most sensuous and intimate relations to the world around us.

Jonathan is a currently conducting field work in Bhutan for his PhD in Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. His current research explores the integration of healthcare in Bhutan and its affects on patients’ healing experiences.Concepts of body, experience and phenomenology have been a constant companion to his work, including the philosophies of Merleau-Ponty. This film was made at the University of Virginia while exploring the philosopher’s ideas of flesh and experience as socially contingent phenomena.

Director and production: Jonathan Taee
Language of dialogues: none
Language of subtitles: none

Launching of movie:
Salmagundi Film Festival, University of Virginia, USA
Ivy Film Festival, USA


Estonia, 2010, 68 min
Liivo Niglas
28.01.2012 13:15

The action in the film revolves around an ancestrally used practice of hunting sable by net. Set in rural Kamchatka in the Russian Far East, where fewer than 20 speakers of Itelmen remain, the film goes beyond its original aim to recapture a language and a hunting practice that are remembered but no longer in use. Two hunters encounter the wild environs and villages of Kamchatka as a history laden homeland and memories, nostalgia, resignation and hope echo throughout the film.

Liivo Niglas, born in Estonia in 1970 is currently a lecture of ethnology at University of Tartu, Estonia. He also runs an independent production company, Mp Doc, for anthropological documentary films. He has made films in Siberia, Africa, Central Asia and North America. Some of his work are “The Brigade” (2000), “Yuri Vellas´s World” (2003), “Adventure High” (2004), “Making Rain” (2007).

Director and production: Liivo Niglas
Language of dialogues: Russian, Itelmen
Language of subtitles: English

Lauching of film and award (selection):
International Festival of Ethnological Film, Belgrade, Serbia, 2011. Grand Prix.
Sardinia International Ethnographic Film Festival, Nuoro, Italy, 2010
Festival of Visual Anthropology ASPEKTY, Torun, Poland, 2010
Parnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival, Parnu, Estonia, 2011

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Partners of AntropoFEST are


H-aluze - literárně kulturní časopis Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review
A2 kulturní čtrnáctideník F. H. Prager - český jablečný cider
Radio 1


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


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.