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 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

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

PREMIERE

BETWEEN MEMORIES / 34 MIN

Peru, 2015, 34 min
Martha-Cecilia Dietrich
30.01.2016 17:30

Beetwen memories Eudosia is still searching for her husband's remains in the highlands of Ayacucho, Lucero has been in prison for 25 years now for the crime of terrorism against the Peruvian state, and since 2009 the commandos of the counterinsurgency unit Chavin de Huantar recreate and commemorate their heroic military actions to save a nation from the threat of terrorism. Twelve years after the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission published its final report about the atrocities committed during the internal armed conflict (1980-2000), memories of this period seem more contested than ever. This film explores the complex legacies of twenty years of violence and war in Peru through practices of remembering. In three audio-visual pieces made in collaboration with relatives of the disappeared, insurgents of the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) and members of the Armed Forces, this documentary aims for creating an on-screen dialogue between memories, which in practice remains elusive.

Martha-Cecilia Dietrich recently completed her PhD in Anthropology with Visual Media at the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology at the University of Manchester and she is currently a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Berne. Her research interests are in the fields of political anthropology, the experience of violence, memory and its diverse articulations.

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

Production: Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, University of Manchester, UK
Camera: Martha-Cecilia Dietrich, Alexander Houghton
Scriptř: Martha-Cecilia Dietrich
Edit: Martha-Cecilia Dietrich

Festivals (selection):
Ethnocineca, Vienna 2015
Festival do Filme Etnográfico do Recife, 2015
Festival Internationale Jean Rouch,Paris 2015

 

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.

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). English subtitles (not only burned in the image) are 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).
  • 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.