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

ROARING ABYSS / 86 MIN

Etiopie, Velká Británie, Španělsko, 2015, 86 min
Quino Piňero
29.01.2016 20:45

ROARING ABYSS If you go out around music bars and venues in Addis Ababa, you will enjoy a very characteristic scene, but if you want to get an idea of the different sounds from the country, you will get a very narrow view of it; in some places some Amhara or Gurage music may be found but ... what about the rest? There are more than eighty different nationalities and cultures spread all along the mountains, deserts and forests of Ethiopia. Nowadays many of the traditional instruments in Ethiopia have been replaced for electronic keyboards, and many local traditional bands have been reduced to a front(wo)man singing along to a keyboard which plays beats and melodies all in one. But there are still some musicians spread along the country playing the music they learned from their fathers and mothers; intruments like the Krar, Washent, Masinko or Kabero, are nowadays roaring and bouncing against the hills of this land full of contrasts and diversity. In order to unveil the music universe and keep a record of this endangered music tradition, the Roaring Abyss team spent two years performing field recordings around every corner of Ethiopia, documented in this audiovisual poem.

Quino Piñero is a sound engineer and film maker who started his nomadic life at the age of nineteen, always carrying his audio recorder and camera, hence has his work the personal signature of a sound journey, both on music albums and audiovisual pieces. Nowadays Quino Piñero is based in London working as a live sound engineer, while developing new documentary projects through his audiovisual platform SolySombra Recordings.

Language of dialogues: Amharic, Tigrigna, Nuer, Kaffigna, Harari, Oromifa, English
Languege of subtitles: English, Czech

Production: Quino Piñero
Camera: Israel Seoane, Quino Piñero, Gonzalo Guajardo, Jonathan Le Pechon
Script: Quino Piñero
Edit: Guiye Comín, Quino Piñero
 

ECO DE FEMMES / 30 MIN

Itálie, 2015, 30 min
Carlotta Piccinini
29.01.2016 20:05

ECO DE FEMMES Six women, Zina, Cherifa, Halima, Fatima, Mina and Jamila, who live in the rural areas of Morocco and Tunisia share their dreams and their fight for emancipation through their work. They're connected by a common goal to achieve recognition for their professional identity and gender. They have created farming cooperatives where they combine their ancient knowledge with the development of new products for the local and international markets.

Carlotta Piccinini, born in Bologna on the 9th of August 1979. She's a director and visual artist. Since the beginning of her artistic career, she has been working across different areas, moving from video art and social documentary. That's how she combined her passion for Aesthetics and digital technology with her effort for the defence of human rights. To her, video art and documentary represent an area of constant experimentation, thanks to which she developed new stylistic and narrative codes and found visibility in different festivals, both national and international.

Language of dialogues: Arabic
Language of subtitiles: English, Czech

Production: GVC Onlus and EleNfanT FilM
Camera: Salvo Lucchese
Script: Carlotta Piccinini
Edit: Walter Cavatoi

Festivala (selection):
Human Rights Nights 2015, Italy (Best Short Doc Award)
EtnoFilm Fest 2015, Italy 
5° Festival de cine socioambiental de Cipò, Brazil
Malmo Arab Film Festival 2015, Sweden

SEARCHING FOR THE EXIT / 26 MIN

Česká republika, 2015, 26 min
Michal Pavlásek
29.01.2016 19:00

Searching for the exit is a personal documentary insight into one of the most debated topics of today – the forced migration of refugees coming to Europe. The Balkan route is the main migratory gateway into Europe. Having spent several summer weeks among the refugees, the filmmaker had the possibility to build close personal relationships with people coming mostly from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan. This recurring pattern of friendship is constantly present in the film thanks to Hussein, a young man from Basra in Iraq who is forced to forget a terrible life tragedy. Hussein’s journey represents a transition between the past and the future, while the filmmaker experiences it as a constant materialization of the uncertainty and dilemmas resulting from his EU citizenship. The passport in his pocket makes him confront his privileged position with the situation of the people he meets during the journey despite the fact that the distance between him and the refugees is often totally erased. The film depicts various encounters and situations from the Balkan route and brings a personal testimony about the border area and state controls, media coverage, volunteer aid, widely spread stereotypes and grey economy. These images and refugee testimonies allow the viewer to experience their journey, get a close up on migration, become a refugee.

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

production: Czech Television, TPS Petra Kubici.
script, camera, director: Michal Pavlásek
edit: Šárka Sklenářová
assistent of director:  Eva Lammelová

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

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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.