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.

There will be screenings of professional and also student films.

Already 5th Antropofest wages at January 24th to 25th 2014 in Prague.

You can sign on your movie up to November 17th 2013. Registration form can be found on our web pages or can be sent to you by e-mail at your request.

During the festival we will hold debates on current projections and there will be also other accompanying programme.

We are looking forward to you movies!

NEWS

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Second Echo goes to Pardubice to Divadlo 29. You can watch movies  Hip Hop, My Release ańd Noise that Brings Money at Tuesday 20th May, starts 7pm. We are looking forward to you!

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First Echo of Antropofets goes to Opava to Club Art at 15th April at 5pm. You can watch Freetekno a Hip Hop, My Release.

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Don´t forget that the 5th Antropofest will take place in the Bio Oko and start at Friday 24.1. on 6.30 p.m.

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The spot for 5th Antropofest is made by Bohdan Heblík - kofila.com. You can watch it in world premiere here https://vimeo.com/83492169

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We prepare czech subtitles for all foreign languages movies.

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SCHEDULE

24.01.2014

25.01.2014

MOVIES

HOSTÉ Z KAMENE / 10 MIN

Česká republika, 2013, 10 min
P. Ďurinová, P. Burzová, J. Majer
25.01.2014 15:25

Stone Guests is an ethnographic micro-study based on 15 interviews with inhabitants and visitors of Karlovy Vary as well as city representatives and historians. Our goal was to identify changing attitudes to the symbols of socialist past in a city with significant Russian presence. We were interested in emic explanations regarding the changing symbolic and material landscapes of Karlovy Vary. At the level of city administration, this film offers an example of post-socialist selection of appropriate (post-)political symbols.
This film was produced during Summer School of Ethnographic Filmmaking in Žlutice.

Paula Ďurinová is Slovak documentarist based in Bratislava, she has directed several documentary films and founded the Living documentary association. Petra L. Burzová is a member of Centre for Visual Ethnography and has been focusing on research in political science and cultural anthropology. Jiří Majer is anthropologist concentrating on the discourses of mental disorders. He has been doing his field research in Indonesia.

dialogues: Czech, Russian, subtitles: english
production: Studio vizuální etnografie SVIET, katedra antropologie, FF ZČU
directors, cameras: P. Ďurinová, P. Burzová, J. Majer

BACK TO THE FUTURE / 48 MIN

Švýcarsko, 2013, 48 min
Hans-Jurg Pffaf
24.01.2014 18:35

After having worked for 18 years in the U.S., the „sans-papier“ Richar returns to his country Ecuador with his new American wife. Although divorced from his former wife, he is still very attached to his three children.
The reunion with the family and with old friends shows in a personal way the tensions as well as the hopes and the courage to face the difficult reality of a migrant. The filmmaker, to whom Richar is linked by a friendship since an anthropological field reasearch 30 years ago, follows him during the first weeks of his return to his village in the Andes.

Hans-Jurg is born in Zurich, Switzerland. He studied cultural Anthropology in Zurich and Ecuador where he met the main character of the movie. He has made various documentaries.

Dialogues: Spanish, English, subtitles: English, Czech
Production: Prodok film, Zurich
Director, camera: Hans-Jurg Pffaf

NOISE THAT BRINGS MONEY / 41 MIN

Norsko, 2013, 41 min
Konrad Pilot
25.01.2014 21:05

At the blacksmith market in Maroua, in the Far North region of Cameroon the hammers clang all day long. Here the local blacksmiths turn scrap iron into objects for everyday use. Car bodies become wheelbarrows, truck wheels are transformed into ploughs and smaller pieces of scrap iron end up as spoons. The film is a portrait of Abakar, a young creative blacksmith pursuing his dream to medernize his workshop and to established a blacksmith enterprise. Following Abakar at the work at his workshop, at home with his family, at the meetings and exhibitions movie presents a persistent struggle of an individual to fulfill his  dreams of successful enterpreneurship, by bringing seemingly unusable pieces of iron back to life.

Konrad Pilot was born in Poland. He studied Social Anthropology with Philosophy and religion Studies as minors at the LMU in Munich, Germany and Visual Cultural Studies in Tromsø, Norway. Noise That Brings Money is his first film.

Dialogues: French, Fulfulde, subtitles: English, Czech
Production: Visuelle kulturstudier, University of Tromso, Norway
Director, camera: Konrad Pilot

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APPLICATION FORM

  • 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 2013. 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.