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

25.01.2013

26.01.2013

27.01.2013

MOVIES

TRANSFICTION / 57 MIN

UK, 2010, 57 min
Johannes Sjoberg
27.01.2013 11:45

The film focuses on identity and discrimination in  everyday lives of transgendered Brazilians living in Sao Paulo. Fabia Mirassos projects her life through the role of Meg, a transsexual hairdresser confronting intolerance and re-living memories of abuse. Savana 'Bibi' Meirelles plays Zilda who makes her living as one of the many transgendered sex workers in Sao Paulo, as she struggles to find her way out of prostitution.

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

FEEDING THE PIGS / 5 MIN

Denmark, 2012, 5 min
Peter I. Crawford
25.01.2013 19:35

In some of the diverse cultures of the pacific, especially in Melanesia, the pig is the most important domesticated animal. It is predominantly used for ceremonial purposes such as in funerals, weddings and age-set rituals. Several of the films in the long-term Reef islands Ethnographic Film project thus show the killing of pigs in conjunction with such events, at times giving a some what disturbing impression of human-animal relationships, particularly for audiences uses to see meat only wrapped in cellophane at the local supermarket. In this short film a mummy, daddy, and their little son go out to feed their pigs, conveying the impression of an altogether different human-animal relationship, one of tenderness, care, and love, whilst also showing how children learn through awareness of animals nature and technology.

Peter I. Crawford is a social anthropologist, film-maker and publisher. He has been an active member of the Nordic Anthropological Film Association (NAFA) since the late 1970s. He has written extensively on visual anthropology and ethnographic film-making, and has wide experience in teaching the subject both theoretically and practically. He is currently Professor at the Visual Anthropology Programme at the University of Tromso, Norway and visiting professor at the visual anthropology programme at the Free University in Berlin. Together with Dr. Jens Pinholt of Aarhus University he has led the Reef Islands Ethnographic Film project (Solomon Islands) since 1994 and is producing a number of ethnographic films based on material recorded in 1994, 1996, 2000, 2005 and 2010. His publishing company, Intervention Press (www.intervention.dk), has published numerous book on anthropology and visual anthropology. He lives in Aarhus, Denmark.

Director: Peter I. Crawford
Production: Interventinon Press
Language of dialogues:Aiwo (Reef Islands)
Language of subtitles: English, Czech

Launching of film,awards:
The 32 NAFA International Ethnographic Film Festival, Tromse, Norway, 23-26 August 2012

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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.