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!

NEWS

09
05

We would like to invite you to Echoes of Antropofest in Brno. It starts at Monday 11th May from 5pm in Cafe Falk, Gorkeho street.  You can watch Common Roads, Ulice spojuje a Lakros - after this movie will be discusion with authors. 

29
04

Echoes of Antropofest in Pardubice are today. It starts at 7pm in Klub 29. You can watch Ulice spojuje (discussion with director will be follow after movie), Orchard Keepers and Honey.

31
01

We apologize, but the screening of Bertsolari movie is cancelled.

22
01

Workshops "Lakros - Ways of seeing" a "Common Roads - reaserch and production context"and projection of movie Bertsolari will be in Café Jedna in National Gallery, Dukelských hrdinnů 530/47, Praha 7.

16
01

We are pleasured that we can welcome to Antropofest 2015 these guests: Livia Šavelková and Milan Durňak (Lacrosse), Lana Askari (Haraka Baraka), Tommi Mendel (Common Roads), Adélu Košařová (Odpad na talíři), Anna Dvořáková (Ulice spojuje), MIchal Pavlásek (Druhé Vojvodovo), Frode Storaas (The Go-Between), Christine M. Janney (Living Quechua) and Libor Dušek - author of the exhibition.

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MOVIES

LAKROS - TO JE ZPŮSOB ŽIVOTA / 63 MIN

Česká republika, 2014, 63 min
L.Šavelková, T.Petráň, M.Durňak
29.01.2015 20:05

The film is about the lacrosse, and its importance for the Haudenosaunee people (represented by the Iroquois Nationals), and for the Czech people (represented by the lacrosse organisations, scouts, and woodcrafters). In 2011, the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship was held in Prague, the Czech Republic. It was the first time when the Iroquois National lacrosse men’s team visited the Czech Republic, using their Haudenosaunee passports.
However, the film is not focused only on reporting of the Championship agenda. Furthermore, it highlights the essential spiritual, political and sport aspects of the lacrosse for the Haudenosaunne and Czech communities. It also explains the formation of this originally Native American game in the Central Europe, including the hint of political issues in the former communist Czechoslovakia.
PREMIERE!

Directors: L.Šavelková, T. Petráň, M. Durňak
Production Cinepoint
Camera: T.Petráň, M.Durňak, V. Barák, P.Řezáč, P. Záruba
Script: L.Šavelková
Edit: T.Petráň, M.Durňak

Language of dialogues: Czech, English
Langue of subtitles: Czech, English

Lívia Šavelková – graduated from Charles University in Prague in ethnology and journalism at the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Social Sciences. She is fond of Lacrosse and since 2011 she and her colleagues have been revealing various forms and meanings of the lacrosse in different parts of the world. She works at the Faculty of Arts, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic.
Tomáš Petráň – a filmmaker, teacher and also a farmer. He graduated from and also teaches at The Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He has produced a lot of documentary films, articles and also a book related to visual anthropology. He developed visual anthropology at the Department of Social Sciences at University of Pardubice between 2009 and 2013.
Milan Durňak – “an ethnologist with a camera in his hands”. He graduated from Charles University in Prague in ethnology at the Faculty of Arts. His thesis was based on film trilogy TUMENGE/screened at Antropofest and Ethnofilm Čadca 2012/. He is a PhD candidate and continues in experimenting with visual anthropology.

GROWING SOUL - MY DAUGHTER´S RITUAL JOURNEY / 30 MIN

Dánsko, 2007, 30 min
Ch. Fentz
30.01.2015 19:00

Three-year-old Jasmin is having her first haircut. Danish Benedikte has a daughter with Nazyn from Tuva in Siberia. She has chosen to follow the traditions of Nazyn’s shamanistic culture, and therefore Jasmin is now going to visit her dad in Tuva in order to follow the local tradition for three-year-old children: a ritual haircut. As a Danish mum, what elements to choose from the dad’s nomadic culture? We follow the mother and daughter on their family visit to faraway Tuva, six time zones away from Denmark.

Director: Christine Fentz
Production: Ch. Fentz, co-produced Dánská národní televize a Turbinefilm
Camera: Kirsten Simonsen
Script Ch. Fentz, B. Moeller Kristensen
Edit: Formosa Film

Language of dialogues: Danish, Russian, Tuvan
Language of subtitles: English, Czech

Christine Fentz, MA in Dramaturgy, artistic director of Secret Hotel, creating participatory performing arts relating to landscapes.
Benedikte Moeller Kristensen, PhD student in anthropology, specializing in shamanistic practices and landscape relations among the reindeer nomads of NW-Mongolia and Tuva.

The movie was repetetivly shown at Danish National Television and on Swedish and Norwegian television. Also it has been shown on some film festivals in the Nordic countries.

THE PUPPET´S CEMETERY / 15 MIN

Burkina Faso, Španělsko, 2014, 15 min
E. Molina
31.01.2015 21:25

After dedicating the whole of his life to puppets, Desirée has had to abandon them for a while.
However his friend Fabe, among her various jobs has decided to create her own puppet performance to teach children how important it is to attend school.
A cemetery of puppets in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, is the starting point of this story full of dreams and aims.

Director, camera, script, edit: Elena Molina
Production: Ariadna Dot

Language of subtitles: French
Language of dialogues: English, Czech


Elena Molina graduated in Audiovisual Communication at the “Universidad Complutense” in Madrid (Spain). Completed her studies at the “Università degli Studi di Perugia” (Italy) and “Universitat Pompeu Fabra” in Barcelona (Spain) in 2005.
She collaborated with several Spanish production companies as Playtime sl., Canónigo Films, Kilimanjaro Prod., BNC productions, etc. as assistant director, cinematographer and editor.
She loves documentary films, and she has two years’ experience as a director of short documentary pieces for Catalunya Television (Channel 33) and also she collaborated in the production and photography of the last four editions of the Creative Documentary Workshop of the Francesca Bonnemaison Women Cultural Centre in Barcelona.

Festivals (selection):
Film Festival for Women in Harare, Zimbabwe
Women and Films Festival - Best short Doc Award
Femcine, Santiago, Chile
Festival Int. Cine, Pamplona, Spain

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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.