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!



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. 


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.


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


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.


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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Norsko, 2014, 37 min
F. Storaas, R. Scott, G. Kassa
31.01.2015 20:30

A woman is reported killed - another case for Hussein.The Islamic pastoral Afars inhabit the north eastern rangelands of Ethiopia. Some have settled in towns and trade centres where also the Ethiopian government is present with the police and other government officials. Many Afars have a foot in both sectors, having a home in town while maintaining close contact with their nomadic relatives. Hussein Hayie has a government position as Peace and Security officer. His work is to judge whether an incident should be handled as a criminal case for the police or be left as a case to be solved the traditional way by the elders of the clans. The Afar political organization is based on both territory and kinship. The political institutions are geared towards social control and the resolution of conflicts. The tribal leaders are often called upon to intervene before a small matter escalates to homicide and if homicide occurs, to work out agreements of compensation in order to avoid blood-feuds. The film follows Hussein Hayie in town and when he visits his families in the nomadic camps. As a government employee he is continuously on duty and in the film we see how he is called to act.

Directors: Frode Storaas, Rolf Scott, Getachew Kassa
Production: Universiy Museum of Bergen, Norway

Language of dialogues: Afar, Amharic
Language of subtitles: English, Czech

Frode Storaas, professor, University Museum of Bergen, Norway
Rolf Scott, PhD-candidate, University of Bergen, Norway
Getachew Kassa, Associate professor, Addis Ababa University

Festivals (selection):
GIEFF in Gottingen, Germany
EASA in Tallllin, Estonia
NAFA in Island
AAA in Washington DC, USA
Ethnographic Cinema, Moscow


Česká republika, 2013, 31 min
31.01.2015 18:20

Vojvodovo is a village in Bulgaria, inhabited in 1900 – 1950 by several hundred Czech Protestants. During their post-war re-emigration to the border areas of the South Moravia region of Czechoslovakia, they brought along with them the “spirit” of their world. The film tries to bring this world back through video-elicitation. Visual pictures of the Vojvodovo scene fade to the people who gradually fill the recording with the meaning of their experiences, just as a figurine symbolizing the community is being dressed in the film. Among the guardians of the legacy today, besides Vojvodovo and their offspring and descendants, are the professional ethnographers who have succumbed to the magic of Vojvodovo and who have taken part in the reconstruction of its picture with their texts. A similar role is played by the film itself, a multivocal visual narrative constructed both “here” and “there” (in South Moravia and in Bulgaria), another Vojvodovo. The aspect of geographic distance is suppressed, and in the foreground stands a mutuality distributed by professional ethnographers, the Internet, and meetings with (ex)Vojvodovians. All of which poses the question – where is Vojvodovo today?

Director, camera, script, edit: Michal Pavlásek
Production: The Institute of Ethnology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i.

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

Michal Pavlásek is a researcher at Anthropictures – a flexible association of social scientists providing independent field research focused on visual and urban anthropology,
and a researcher at The Institute of Ethnology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i. Brno. 


Česká republika, 2014, 12 min
R. Mezníková, A.Košařová, K. Procházková
31.01.2015 17:15

The movie is about an activity called dumpster diving which is picking food or other objects from dumpsters. The protagonists of the movie are Vojta and Milan who disagree with the excessive waste of food. The authors are discovering the world of dumpster diving and gradually experience the transformation of food from trash into an edible dish.


Directors: R. Mezníková, A.Košařová, K. Procházková
Production: Studio vizuální etnografie, Katedra antropologie FF ZČU
Camera: Adéla Košařová
Script: Radka Mezníková
Edit: Šimon Špidla

Language of dialogues: Czech
Language of subtitles: none

Filmmakers are students of Social and Cultural Anthropology at University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic.

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Partners of AntropoFEST are


Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review
Švýcarské velvyslanectví v Praze Lidé města / Urban People
F. H. Prager - český jablečný cider
Na Filmu 25fps
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.