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 9th Antropofest wages at January 26th and 27th 2018.

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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Echoes of Antropofest arrive to Bratislava, Slovakia. You can watch Mass and Five Lives, all directors will be there. They will also debate about visual anthropology. Café Satori Stage, 6p.m.

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"Echoes of Antropofest" continued in Pardubice, 4th April from 5pm. You will watch: Masa, Five lives, Problems of Elites, In the Rythm of the City and Sacred Water. Screening will take place at University of Pardubice, bulidinf EB, room E2.

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We would like to invite you to ECHOS OF ANTROPOFEST TO NITRA, Slovakia.
Screenings will take place on 30th March from 5pm in Fotogaléria Trafačka during "Ethnological days" organised by Department of Ethnology and Folklore of University KF in Nitra, Slovakia.
You can watch these movies: British Born Chinese, Gurumbé and Between Islam and Sacred Forest.

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Firts "Echos of Antropofest" will take place at Maňana Bar, Žižkovo nám 6, Jičín at 10th and 11th of March from 4pm in both days. We will screen this movies: A Report About Mina, Dust, Gurugu, Haying Time, Masa, Nobel Nok Dah, Pět Životů, Sacred Water, Tama Gaun - The Cooper Village.

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Guests of Antropofest 2017 are: Michal Pavlásek and Ivo Bystřičan (Masa), Jaroslava Panáková (Pět životů), Marcel Romanutti (Problematika elit), Ondřej Raffel (V rytmu města), Frode Storaas (Tama Gaun), Evgeny Aleksandrov and Elena Danilko (Haing Time), Deepak Tolange, Christoph Siegel, Anisha Gosh (Dust). Let´s discuss with them about theirs movies!!

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SCHEDULE

27.01.2017 : Sál A

27.01.2017 : Sál B

28.01.2017 : Sál A

28.01.2017 : Sál B

MOVIES

SACRED WATER / 55 MIN

Belgie, 2016, 55 min
O. Jourdain
28.01.2017 21:00

Guided by Vestine, an extravagant star of radio nights, the film discovers rwandan sexuality in search of the water that gushes out of the female body. It reveals with humour and sponaneity the mystery of female bliss. Sacred Water immerses you into a modern Rwanda rediscovering its heritage in the most intimate way: female pleasure.Antropofest 2017

Olivier Jourdain - Passionate about Visual Anthropology,  he studied Filmmaking in London as well as Anthropology in Leuven (KUL), after receiving a Masters in Communication in Brussels, IHECS. He has been traveling to Sub-Saharan Africa for over 15 years. Those numerous travels have changed his views on this vast and diverse continent. From Mali to Madagascar, the Congo, Ivory Coast and Rwanda, he have had the opportunity to make numerous documentaries and promotional films for NGO's and local communities.

Director: Olivier Jourdain
Production: Nameless Production
Camera: Christophe Rolin, Olivier Jourdain
Edit: Mélanie Leclech, Mathieu Piérart
Launcging of movie: DOK Leipzig next masters competition IDFA 2016 Panorama section

Language of Dialogues: Kinyarwanda Languagge
Language of Subtitles: English, Czech

SACRED WATER / 55 MIN

Belgie, 2016, 55 min
O. Jourdain
28.01.2017 21:00

Antropofest 2017 Guided by Vestine, an extravagant star of radio nights, the film discovers rwandan sexuality in search of the water that gushes out of the female body. It reveals with humour and sponaneity the mystery of female bliss. Sacred Water immerses you into a modern Rwanda rediscovering its heritage in the most intimate way: female pleasure.

Olivier Jourdain - Passionate about Visual Anthropology,  he studied Filmmaking in London as well as Anthropology in Leuven (KUL), after receiving a Masters in Communication in Brussels, IHECS. He has been traveling to Sub-Saharan Africa for over 15 years. Those numerous travels have changed his views on this vast and diverse continent. From Mali to Madagascar, the Congo, Ivory Coast and Rwanda, he have had the opportunity to make numerous documentaries and promotional films for NGO's and local communities.

Director: Olivier Jourdain
Production: Nameless Production
Camera: Christophe Rolin, Olivier Jourdain
Edit: Mélanie Leclech, Mathieu Piérart
Launcging of movie: DOK Leipzig next masters competition IDFA 2016 Panorama section

Language of Dialogues: Kinyarwanda Languagge
Language of Subtitles: English, Czech


 

NOBEL NOK DAH / 23 MIN

USA, 2015, 23 min
E. Hong, M.Lai, M.Mihai
27.01.2017 20:00

Antropofest 2017 Nobel Nok Dah offers an intimate view into the lives of three refugee women from Burma, whose migratory paths cross in Thailand and eventually meet when they resettle to central New York. Drawing upon methods of feminist oral history and ethno-fiction, the film traces glimmers of subjectivity that complicate any singular narrative of the refugee experience. As camera movements follow the textures of everyday life and work, a weave of sensorial fragments immerse audiences in women's narratives of self, place, and belonging.

Emily Hong is a Seoul-born and New York-raised feminist anthropologist and filmmaker. A graduate of Columbia University and PhD Candidate at Cornell University, Emily’s research and professional expertise lies at the intersection of legal anthropology, media practice, and economic, social, and cultural rights. Emily has directed several collaborative films including Get By (2014), For My Art (2016), and Nobel Nok Dah (2015), which have explored issues of solidarity and labor, the gendered spectatorship of performance art, and questions of womanhood and identity in the refugee experience.
Miasarah Lai is a Puerto-Rican-Chinese-American director and cinematographer from the Lower East Side, New York City. As an MFA Candidate in Documentary Media at Northwestern University, she explores the physicality and performative role of the documentary cinematographer in the dance between the subject and its storytellers. Miasarah’sHer international body of work has included cinematography and directing for projects in Romania, Ghana, Myanmar, and China.
Mariangela Mihai, a Romanian Anthropology and Film PhD Candidate at Cornell University, has worked on issues of refugee political resettlement at the Emory Center for Ethics and the International Rescue Committee. Her current research looks at overlapping nationalisms, identity and ethnicity on the India-Burma border. Select film projects include: To Uphold the Law (2014), a film exploring ideologies of nationalism and anti-drone activism in Upstate N.Y.; and For My Art (2016), a twochannel video installation exploring the sensorial landscape of transition-era Burma/Myanmar through the figure of the performance artist.

Director, Camera, Edit: E. Hong, M.Lai, M.Mihai
Production: Ethnocine

Language od Dialogues: English
language of Subtitles: English, Czech

 

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PARTNERS

Partners of AntropoFEST are

Thanks!

Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review
Český lid, ETNOLOGICKÝ ČASOPIS / ETHNOLOGICAL JOURNAL
Česká asociace pro africká studia
Lidé města / Urban People F. H. Prager - český jablečný cider
Radio 1 Anthropictures - Studio antropologického výzkumu

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 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.