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

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We would like to invite you to Echos of Antropofest to Bratislava. It will take place at Cafe Satori Stage, 8th May at 6p.m. You can watch Girl, are you married?, Searching for the Exit and Ivonče. Directors of these movies will be present.

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We would like to invite you to Echos of Antropofest to Brno. Wednesday 11th May, 6pm in Kino Art. You can watch GIRL, ARE YOU MARRIED?, PASTEVCI LAHVÍ and SEARCHING FOR THE EXIT. Directors of these movies will be present.

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We would like to invite you to "Echoes of Antropofest 2016" to Pardubice. It will take place in Divadlo 29, 15th March from 6.30 p.m. We will screen this movies: Searching for the Exit, Ivonče, Kytice and Haight Love.

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Firts "Echoes of Antropofest" in abroad will take place 15th March from 4p.m. in Department of Ethnology and Folklore studies University of Nitra. Searching for the Exit, Girl,are you married and Pastevci lahví will be screened.

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„You don´t want to leave it, but you must“ is name of exhibition of photographs from balkan refugee migration route taken by Michal Pavlásek. The exhibition will take place in Bio OKo. Preview with author starts on Friday 29th JAN from 6 p.m. Free entrance.

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SCHEDULE

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MOVIES

UNDER THE PALACE WALL / 55 MIN

Austrálie, 2014, 55 min
David MacDougall
30.01.2016 21:25

UNDER THE PALACE WALL From the 16th century the Indian village of Delwara in southern Rajastan was ruled as a principality of the kingdom of Mewar. Its palace, which overlooks the village, is now a luxury hotel – a world remote from the daily life of villagers. Following off from his film SchoolScapes, which was inspired by the early cinema of Lumiere, David MacDougall here employs a series of precisely observed scenes to explore Delwara´s local primary school as a part of contemporary village life – a life that continues „under the palace wall“.
David MacDougall is an ethnographic filmmaker and writer on cinema. He has filmed in East Africa (The Jie films and „Turkana Conversation“ trilogy), Australia, and India. In 2005 he filmed at a shelter for homeless children in New Delhi, producing Gandhi´s Children. MacDougall  writes regulary on cinema and is the author of Transcultural Cinema and The Corporeal Image: Film, Ethnography , and the Sense. He is presently Adjunct Professor at the Australian National University, where he is directing the project „Childhood and Modernity: Indian Children´s Perspectives“.

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

Production: Fieldwork Films
Camera, edit: David MacDougall

Festivals (selection):
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York 2014
Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media Festival 2014
Jean Rouch Film Festival, Paris, 2014
NAFA film Festival 2014
Royal Anthropological Institute International Ethnographic Film Festival, Bristol 2015

 

HAIGHT LOVE / 15 MIN

USA, 2015, 15 min
Grant Hayes
30.01.2016 20:45

HAIGHT LOVE The Haight Ashbury district of San Francisco became a site of historical significance following its central role as the epicenter of the counter-cultural movement in the 1960s. In contemporary times it has transformed into a commercialized tourist attraction that draws on its unique historical context. The Haight Ashbury remains to be a popular congregational place for homeless and transient youth in the United States. The community of youth that gathers here is often at odds with other factions of housed residents and commercial vendors in the district. The Haight's identity is under constant contestation between these commonly opposed groups. The homeless and transient youth population are critiqued in a variety of ways as a result of their lifestyle. Haight Love represents this multifaceted issue and lends an opportunity for the youth themselves to discuss their experiences in order to foster a more compassionate understanding of their lives.

Grant Hayes was born and raised in the state of California in the United States. He is an aspiring Visual Anthropologist currently pursuing his Masters at San Francisco State University in California. Previously he attained his Bachelors degree in Anthropology at San Francisco State University. Grant has a strong inclination toward producing media that mediates between varied antagonistic sets of relationships among groups of people. Grant believes that the value of film in transmitting anthropological critique is its capacity to reach wider audiences and to have greater accessibility. Haight Love is the first and only film he has yet prod uced. Many more are sure to come.

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

Production, Scipt, Camera, Edit: Grant Hayes


PREMIERE

TO WORK IS TO GROW / 32 MIN

Norsko, 2015, 32 min
Léa Klaue
30.01.2016 18:00

TO WORK IS TO GROW Gerald, Ruben, Neysa and their friends are children and adolescents who work as wheelbarrow pushers at a market and as prayer boys in a cemetery in the region of Cochabamba in Bolivia. With their own labor union – the Bolivian working children's union UNATsBO - they will present their ideas and defend their right to work in front of the parliament, where a new legislature concerning working children is decided. "To work is to grow" presents some working children's opinion about child labour, but also these children's actual work. Work becomes a tool to empower and grow – through one's good as well as one's bad moments.

Léa was born in 1989 in Bern, grew up in the Swiss Alps where she enjoyed a bilingual education. She completed a Bachelor in Social Anthropology and Media Studies at the Unviversity of Basel and soon knew that she wanted to make films. During this time she travelled many times to Latin America for different reasons, among other to study one semester in Santiago de Chile. Léa completed a Master of Arts in Visual Cultural Studies at the University of Tromsø in Northern Norway with a fieldwork and a film about working children in Bolivia, which is her first film.

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

Production: University of Tromsø
Camera, script, edit: Léa Klaue

Festivals (selection):
Tromsø, Norway, 2015 
Best Graduate Film winner at Society for Visual Anthropology Film Festival, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting 2015, Denver, USA
Astra Film Festival, 2015, Sibiu, Romania
NAFA Nordic Anthropological Film Association Film festival,2015, Warsaw, Poland
Athens Ethnographic Film Festival, 2015, Athens, Greece
Kratovo Ethnographic Film Festival, 2015, Kratovo, Macedonia
 

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PARTNERS

Partners of AntropoFEST are

Thanks!

Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review
Český lid, ETNOLOGICKÝ ČASOPIS / ETHNOLOGICAL JOURNAL
Lidé města / Urban People F. H. Prager - český jablečný cider
Radio 1 25fps
Praha 7

Akce se koná pod záštitou radní MČ Praha 7 MgA. Hany Třeštíkové.

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 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.