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.

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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SCHEDULE

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MOVIES

COMMON ROADS - PILGRIMAGE AND BACKPACKING IN THE 21ST CENTURY / 95 MIN

Švýcarsko, 2013, 95 min
T. Mendel
30.01.2015 21:00

Whereas the label of «pilgrim» is still mostly associated with devout persons leaving home for purely religious motives, young people taking to the road as «backpackers» are generally perceived as pleasure seeking globetrotters. Questioning these stereotypes, anthropologist and filmmaker Tommi Mendel followed one young woman along the Way of St. James through France and Spain and another one along backpacking-routes through Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. Documenting their experiences and encounters over a period of three years, this film reveals intriguing parallels on various levels between what at first glance appear as two different ways of travelling. Common Roads is Tommi Mendel’s PhD-thesis accepted by the University of Zurich. It was supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Director, camera, script, edit: Tommi Mendel
Production: Tigertoda productions

Language of dialogues: Swiss, German, English, Spanish, French
Language of dialogues: English, Czech

Tommi was born 1970 in Lucerne, Switzerland. He studied Social and Cultural Anthropology, Religious Studies and History at the University of Zurich with the focus on Visual Anthropology.
His MA-thesis is the ethnographic documentary film Arukihenro- walking pilgrims(2006), his PhD-thesis the ethnographic documentary filmCommon Roads (2013).
His ethnographic documentary Bunong´s Birth Practices between Tradition and Change (2010) won several prizes at international film festivals and was also screened at Antropofest in 2011
Tommi is a board member of the Audio-visual Commission of the Swiss Ethnological Society and an independent filmmaker.
 

Festivals (selection):
International Anthropological Filmfestival Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ethnographic Filmfestival Kratovo, Macedonia
Intimate Lens - Festival of Visual Anthropology, Caserta, Italy
Days of Ethnographic Film, Ljublana, Slovenia
NAFA International Ethnographic Film Festival, Isafjordur, Island
European Association of Social Anthropologists, Conference and Festival, Tallin, Estonia

THE GO-BETWEEN - AFAR OF ETHIOPIA / 37 MIN

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

WHAT LIFE IS LIKE HERE / 30 MIN

Srbsko, Velká Británie, 2014, 30 min
M. Wynants
31.01.2015 17:50

Jasmina, Toplica and Claudia live in an informal settlement on the outskirts of Belgrade. Like other Roma families in the neighbouring shacks, they live in extreme poverty as a result of discrimination and exclusion. Through experience of migration and deportation to and from Germany, Jasmina lives separated from her parents and brothers.This film looks into the struggles of making a living on the margins of society. It also explores how the protagonists remember life in Western Europe and hope to go back there in the near future. Jasmina’s and Tony’s everyday life is permeated by thoughts of escaping, migrating and providing Jasmina’s daughter with a better prospect of life.

Director, camera, script, edit: Marlene Wynants
Production: Marlene Wynants and Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, Manchester

Language of dialogues: German, Serbian, Romani
Language of subtitles: English, Czech

Marlene Wynants studied a BA in Social and Cultral Anthropology in Hamburg and an MA in Visual Anthropology at the University of Manchester. This film is final project of the MA at the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology.

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PARTNERS

Partners of AntropoFEST are

Thanks!

Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review
Český lid, ETNOLOGICKÝ ČASOPIS / ETHNOLOGICAL JOURNAL
PRAŽSKÝ PŘEHLED KULTURNÍCH POŘADŮ aneb KAM za kulturou v Praze
Švýcarské velvyslanectví v Praze Lidé města / Urban People
F. H. Prager - český jablečný cider
Na Filmu 25fps
Radio 1

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.

Application form available as: DOC, PDF

By entering your film you agree to the following conditions:

  • Relevance to the given anthropological themes will be taken into account when choosing the film. Attention will be paid to the content and artistic quality of the film.
  • Films of any length will be accepted.
  • We prefer movies produced recently.
  • 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 Antropofest z.s.
  • There is no entering fee and no financial reward to applicant, director or producer of the movie.
  • Sent DVDs are not returned.
  • Photographs and information from the application form will be used for the purposes of the festival (or other event of Antropofest), included in the festival programme/catalogue and posted on the website and social medias of Antropofest. All information will be processing only by members of Antropofest, z.s. and will not be offered to anybody else. More details about protection of personal data are available at our website. Your questions will be respond via our email.
  • The deadline for applications is October 17th 2018. Films which arrive after this date will not be included in the projection of the upcoming year of the festival.
  • Selected movie will be accompanied by Czech subtitles (if original language is not Czech or Slovak).
  • 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.
  • Organizers may change place and dates of the festival (at the latest 14 days before start).
  • Expenses connected to transporting of film to the address Antropofest Slovinská 994/25, Praha 10, 101 00, Czech Republic or via some cloud will be covered by the applicant.