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 8th Antropofest wages at January 27th and 28th 2017.

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

25.01.2013

26.01.2013

27.01.2013

MOVIES

VELINGARA THEATER / 56 MIN

Spain, 2012, 56 min
Javier Arcos & Javier Jarillo
25.01.2013 21:40

In Velingara, southern Senegal a group of teeneagers struggle to do theater. To go on stage and be part of the trip that will take them through the region of Casamance, they must fight against their fears and their own families, choosing between tradition and modernity.

Javier Arcos, doctor and filmmaker, is actually combining his work as a filmmaker and as a doctor in health humanitarian emergencies. In 2007 he created the company Synechia Film with Javier Jarillo, filmmaker and producer, specialized in Social Cinema. "Shame in the time of Cholera" is their first feature film. During 2011 they have been working in four documentaries of the International Library of Huanitarian Medicine (in collaboration with World Health Association and the Spanish Agency of Cooperation).

Director: Javier Arios & Javier Jarillo
Production: Sinechia Films
Language of dialogues: French, wolof & poulard
Language of subtitles: English, Czech

Launching of Film:
Festival Internacional de Cine y Video Alternativo y Comunitario "Ojo al Sancocho" (Columbia)
Festival Di Cinema Africand Di verona (Italy)
Montana Cine International Film fetsival (United States)

CREATION AND CHANTING OF LIK YAAT / 30 MIN

Japan, 2011, 30 min
Ito Satoru
26.01.2013 20:20

This film focuses how people share a collective sense of history through the auditory experience. dehong Tai people embrace Theravada Budhism. In ordes to live better in this world and the next, they perform dignified rituals and acquire "merit". For the rituals they spend years and save money, then they do a good deed like contribution of Budhist statues and building the bridges. chief donators commission an intellectual to write historical scriptures to hand down the good deed to posterity. It is called "Lik Yaat" in Tai and written with beautiful words and rhyme. After the cultural revolution, only a few intellectuals can create and chant "Lik Yaat" now. There is a woman, Wan Xiand-ya, who strives for the tradition of "Lik Yaat". She should be their first and last female intellectual who can write "Lik Yaat" in Tai history.

Ito Satotu studied Cultural Anthropology and Ethnomusicology in The Graduate University for Advanced Studies. now he id a Ph.D candidate and Visiting Researcher of National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka. He had done his 3 year fieldwork at tai village in Dehong prefecture, Yunnan Province, China. This film his first Anthropological film.

Director: Ito Satoru
Language of dialogues: Thai language in Dehong area, Yunnan Province, China
Language of subtitles: English, Czech

Launching of film,awards:
The Best Film, debut Competition, 6th Moscow International International Festival of Visual Anthropology (8-12 October 2012, Moscow, Russia)
12th RAI International Festival of Etnographic Film (23-26 june 2011, London, England)
9th WorldFilm - Tartu festival of visual culure (19-25 March 2012, Tartu Estonia)

THE NIGHTMARE OF A BELIEF / 62 MIN

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

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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 October 31st 2016. 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.