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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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

TAMA GAUN - THE COPPER VILLAGE / 89 MIN

Japonsko, Norsko, Nepál, 2015, 89 min
F. Storaas, D. Kharel
28.01.2017 18:55

Antropofest 2017 In Okharbot village of Western Nepal a few persons still know the age-old traditional practise of mining, smelting and casting of copper. The copper has a number of symbolic meanings and economic aspects connected to exchange and healing properties, as well as being the Hindu god Shiva. The complex caste system of Nepal, although abolished, still structures the lives of most people. The untouchable smiths, the Kami, produce one of the purest metals in Hindu cosmology. The film follows Ujir, the foreman, who guides the steps of the mining and smelting. During the smelting work the festival of Dassain took place in the village. The festival is part of the social and cultural context presented in the film along with the traditional smelting process of copper.
 
Dipesh Kharel is an independent documentary filmmaker from Nepal about to finish his PhD research in film and social anthropology at the University of Tokyo in Japan. He received a Master of Philosophy in documentary film studies from the University of Tromsø in Norway.
Frode Storaas is a professor of visual anthropology at the University Museum of Bergen, Norway. His anthropological research has mainly been with pastoralists in Eastern Africa. A theme conveyed in many of his films has been how cultural traditions and ideas influence everyday life. Storaas is gen.sec. of NAFA, a worldwide network for visual anthropology, and the NAFA collection of anthropological films.

Director, camera, script, edit: F. Storaas, D. Kharel
Production: University Museum of Bergen, Norway, Media Help Line, Nepal
Festivals (selection): 2015 Nepal Panorama, Best Documentary; 14th RAI INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM, Watershed in Bristol, England 2015

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

MY ANTROPO FILMS / 10 MIN

Česká republika, 2017, 10 min
My Street Films
28.01.2017 15:10

My Street Films aims to interconnect the young generation and audiovisual industry professionals. The online audiovisual map mystreetfilms.cz/en works with general audiences and people interested in media culture in an attractive way. Now we interconnect My Street Films and Antropofest.

BRITISH BORN CHINESE / 47 MIN

Velká Británie, 2015, 47 min
A. Lawrence
28.01.2017 14:30

Antropofest 2017 British Born Chinese is a documentary film about Daniel and Kevin, two school boys born to Chinese migrants and living in Manchester. It engages their everyday struggles of reconciling their Britishness with Chineseness through their experiences at school, as volunteers at a community centre, and at home. We use an ethical approach driven by dialogue and close involvement with the film's subjects to understand the vulnerabilities through which the boys navigate their place in the British society. Our filmmaking as research not only uncovers new dimensions to understanding the ways our subjects experience their lifeworlds, but also seeks to reduce the epistemic violence of dominant forms of representation.

Andrew Lawrence is a filmmaker and a teacher using anthropological knowledge and ethnographic research methods to explore issues using film and video. Andrew is filmmaker in residence and a Lecturer in Visual Anthropology at the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology in Manchester, UK.  Andy plays a leading role in the delivery of the MA in Visual Anthropology, and he is the principal tutor for the two week International Summer School, Filmmaking for Fieldwork. Andy studied social anthropology at UCL and visual anthropology at the Granada Centre before working for TV in the UK, USA and the Netherlands.

Director: Andrew Lawrence
Camera: A. Lawrence, B. Cheetham, T. Turner
Script: E. Barabantseva, A. Lawrence
Edit: K. Hanson
Production: E. Barabantseva

Language of Dialogues: English
language of Subtitles: Chinese, 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.

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.