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

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We would like to invite you to Echoes of Antropofest in Nitra, Slovakia. Screening will take place on Tuesday 20th March, from 7.pm. in Fotogalérii Trafačka, Janka Kráľa 65. You can watch Hotel Splendid and 4000 miles to Happines.

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We would like to invite you to Echoes of Antropofest 2018 to Pardubice. Echoes take place on Monday 19th March from 2 p.m. in Klub 29 (Sv. Anežky České 29, Pardubice). You can watch these movies:  4000 mil ke štěstí, Obraz svého těla, Unity: Dress-scape of Accra, Grab and run, Ethnographic study of algorithms, We must be dreaming, Hotel Splendid, Land of Love. The Echoes are organized in cooperation with the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Art, University of Pardubice and the Klub 29.
We look forward to you!

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Guests of Antropofest 2018 are Mauro Bucci (Hotel Splendid), Simon Luling (Borderline views), Liivo Niglas (The Land of Love), David B.J. Dhert (We Must be Dreaming), Jessica Bollag (I am not Leaving Eldon), Tomáš Pospíšil (Obraz svého těla), Dalibor Knapp (Ethnographic Study of Algorithms), Phillip Nosák, Jana Zychová, Petra Liprtová (all to 4000 mil ke štěstí), Milan Votypka ( the exhibition).

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 Tickets are for 120czk (Friday), 180czk (Saturday) and 250czk (both days). You can buy tickets for the festival during the event on site. For this year, tickets will not be offered in advance. Thank you for your understanding.

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SCHEDULE

26.01.2018

27.01.2018

MOVIES

GRAB AND RUN / 85 MIN

Španělsko, Německo, 2017, 85 min
Roser Corella
27.01.2018 14:00

Antropofest 2018 Since Kyrgyzstan gained its Independence in 1991, there has been a revival of the ancient practice of Ala-Kachuu, which translates roughly as "grab and run". More than half Kyrgyz women are married after being kidnapped by the men who become their husbands. Some escaped after violent ordeals, but most are persuaded to stay by tradition and fear of scandal. Ala-Kachuu was outlawed during Soviet era and remains illegal under the kyrgyz criminal code, but the law has rarely been enforced to protect women from this violent practice.

Roser Corella (born in Barcelona) is an Independent Documentary Filmmaker currently based in Berlin. Roser began her career as video-journalist for the catalan TV, but her interest in human stories behind global issues moved her to start self-producing and developing a personal vision within the documentary field. Her work has been shown worldwide, winning awards such as POYI – Picture of the Year International- in USA, and CANAL+ France Award at Women's Film Festival of Créteil. Her fascination for the documentary genre has led her around the world in search of stories to tell. Not only to witness but to challenge and raise critical questions about contemporary societies.

Director, Camera, Script: Roser Corella
Production: Moving mountains films
Edit: Ariadna Ribas

Language of Dialogues: Kyrgyz
Language of Subtitles: Czech, English

Launching of the movie, awards (selection):
Best International Documentary at DocLA Los Angeles Documentary Film Festival 2017, Best film "A different tomorrow section" at Reykjavik Film Festival 2017, Best International Film Award at Festival of Ethnological Film v Belgrade 2017

MAKING A LIVING IN THE DRY SEASON / 35 MIN

Angola, Portugalsko, Velká Británie, 2016, 35 min
Ines Ponte
26.01.2018 22:00

Antropofest 2018 Set in the highlands village of Katuwo, the film is an intimate portrait of the day-to-day life of a family living in an agro-pastoralist farm in Namibe, Angola. Through the filmmaker's request to her host Madukilaxi to put her skills into the making of a doll, the film addresses a twofold notion of labour taking place in the dry season: their shared doll-crafting and making a living. Lipuleni, Madukilaxi's toddler, follows their twofold labour, and the three of them celebrate their efforts with a feast.

Ines Ponte born in Portugal, and studied Visual Anthropology in the UK, with a background in Documentary and Social Anthropology from home. Since 2006 I have worked as an editor, cameraman, producer, researcher and writing assistant of documentary and research projects in India, Brazil, Portugal, Angola and the UK. After teaching theoretical and practical courses on filmmaking and visuality, I nowadays conceive and collaborate in audiovisual and media projects based in Portugal.


Director, Camera, Edit, Script: Ines Ponte
Production: Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology

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

Launching of the movie (selection):
Apricot Tree International Documentary Film Festival, Armenia 2017;  Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival, Estonia  2017;  Days of Ethnographic FIlm, Slovenia 2017; EthnoFest, International Ethnographic Film Festival, Greece; Kratovo Ethnographic Film Festival, Macedonia

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/242457828

ZATOPENÉ / 50 MIN

Slovensko, 2016, 50 min
Soňa G. Lutherová
27.01.2018 13:00

Antropofest 2018 Zatopené (Flooded) is an anthropological documentary film about a building and the fates connected to it. The mansion in Parizovce was a family residence, home, property, center of a farmstead and eventually a historical monument. Some parts of the building have been preserved and have endured through centuries, others have been flooded by the waters of the Liptovska Mara waterworks. For the descendants of the Stein family, its last owners, the mansion is a memory of a lost past. For museum curators it's a gem, a phoenix risen from the muddy waters, the pride of the Liptov region. An unusual story of the mansion from Parizovce and its last owners, that is also a reflection of the social changes in 20th century Slovakia.

Soňa G. Lutherová is a social and visual anthropologist. As a researcher at the Institute of Ethnology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, she examines the changing identities of people in post-socialism, especially in relation to their material environment. She has lectured, researched and studied at universities in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Sweden and Austria. She is a co-author of several short documentary films and an author of visual art projects. Flooded is her screenwriting and directorial debut.

Director: Soňa G. Lutherová
Production: Barbara Harumová Hessová
Camera: Denisa Buranová
Edit: Peter Harum

Language of Dialogues: Slovak
Language of Subtitles: English

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PARTNERS

Partners of AntropoFEST are

Thanks!

Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review
Český lid, ETNOLOGICKÝ ČASOPIS / ETHNOLOGICAL JOURNAL
Česká Asociace pro Sociální Antropologii
Belgické velvyslanectví – Zastoupení vlámské vlády v ČR
Katedra sociální a kulturní antropologie Fakulty filozofické Univerzity Pardubice
Lidé města / Urban People Istituto Italiano di Cultura
Svýcarská ambasada Estonsko
F. H. Prager - český jablečný cider 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.