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!







France, 2012, 28 min
Maria José Pavlovic
26.01.2013 19:30

S.A.P.E is a acronyme for the Society of Ambience Makers and Elegant People. The followers of this movement are called "sapeurs"; men devoted to elegant dressing originally from the Congo-Brazzaville, West Africa. Part of a sapeur´s achievement is to settle in Paris, the fashion´s capital so there they can become an experimented, recognised sapeur. In Paris they are called "yayas" a lingala expression to name the elderly, those who deserve respect and recognition within the community; those who have made the journey of the S.A.P.E. Through the story of Fuluzioni Di Aluzioni, Annick Bertin "General Firenze" and Chardel Matsanga, this film tries to reveal the main aspects of this congolese practise.

Independent filmmaker and researcher, Maria José Pavlovic was born and raised in Santiago, Chile. She recently finished her studies in Visual Anthropology at the Granada Centre (University of Manchester, 2012). Since 2006, Maria José has worked and collaborated in different documentary films produced in Chile. Based in Paris, "The Yayas de L´Elégance (2012) is her first film. She is currently developing projects in the Congo - Brazaville, Paris and Ireland.

Director: María Chosé Pavlovic
Production:María Chosé Pavlovic, Frédéric Thooris and The Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology (University of Manchester)
Language of dialogues:French
Language of subtitles: English, Czech


Cameroon, Germany, 2012, 62 min
Samuel Loe
25.01.2013 18:20

Samuel was born and raised in Cameroon. He grew up in a society where everyone believed in the existence of witchcraft. Every tragedy and evil was caused by a supernatural being. His childhood was marked by belief in witchcraft and its practices. After five years of studying film production abroad, he returned to his country, this time not to visit his family but to unveil the mysteries and secrets of witchcraft and his childhood nightmares. 

Samuel Loe was born in Bafoussam in Cameroon. He studies Media production Master in the University Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe in Lemgo (Germany).

Director: Samuel Loe
Language of dialogues: French
Language of subtitles: English, Czech

Launching of film:
The 12th Gottingen International ethnographic Film Festival (Germany)
International festival of Ethnological Film in Belgrade (Serbia)
EthnoFilm fest (Munch - Germany)
Festival of Visual Anthropology in Poland


ČR / PL, 2011, 8 min
Milan Durňák
26.01.2013 17:05

Voroneț is one of the best known and the most visited monastery`s in Romania, especially because of church Saint George. On the wall, it has preserved a lot of frescos (murals) from the 15th century with intensive and not so faded colors. Cultural importance of this place has been appreciated by UNESCO as well, when it has added it to its heritage list. The surrealistic image is created by 6 days observations of the place of monastery and surrounded market place, which are crossed real and symbolic ways of people. Intensive perception of the most fascinating mural of Last Judgement creates mosaic confrontation with the mirror of ideas, visions, watched and listened. Voroneț symbolically conceptualizes the way of life, we believe in.

Milan Durňak is a PhD student of Institute of ethnology (Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague). He concentrates on the problematic of visual ethnography, especially on the possibilities and limits of anthropological film. He has debuted with Christos Voskres /2007/. ANTROPOFEST 2012 has presented his long-term anthropological trilogy Tumenge /2012/, which was released at ETNOFILM ČADCA 2012, festival of documentary films with ethnological and cultural anthropological themes.

Direction: Milan Durňák
Production: Uniwersytet Szczecinski, Polsko / Erasmus Intensive Programme 2011: "Polish settlements in Europe. Anthropological Visualisations of Cultural Phenomena" / Coordinator Dr. Natalia Maksymowicz, Uniwersytet Szczecinski/
Language of dialogues: -
Language of subtitles: -


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Partners of AntropoFEST are


Lidé města / Urban People Radio 1
F. H. Prager - český jablečný cider A2 kulturní čtrnáctideník


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.