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 7th Antropofest wages at January 29th and 30th 2016.

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

29.01.2016

30.01.2016

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

IVONČE / 21 MIN

Česká republika, 2012, 21 min
Barbora Machová
30.01.2016 16:00

IVONCE Ivonche, a 15 year old girl, presents everyday life of the place she lives - a small village in the mountains in Macedonia. She speaks about her family, future plans, everyday stereotypes as well as the time of celebration.

Barbora Machova has studied European Ethnology and Bulgarian Studies in Brno. She has been doing ethnographic field researches on the Balkans since 2006 focused on contemporary festivities and everyday phenomena. Ivonche is the first film she made.

Language of dialogues: Macedonian
Language of subtitles: Czech

Production: Barbora Machová
Camera: K. Urbánková, G. Fatková, B. Machová
Script: Barbora Machová
Edit: B. Machová, K. Urbánková, G. Fatková,

Festivals (selection):
Etnofilm Čadca 2014
XXII. INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ETHNOLOGICAL FILM 2013 BELGRADE
II. INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ETHNOLOGICAL FILM "KRATOVO 2013"
 

MARIE´S DICTIONARY / 9 MIN

USA, 2014, 9 min
Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee
29.01.2016 18:25

This short documentary tells the story of Marie Wilcox, the last fluent speaker of the Wukchumni language and the dictionary she created in an effort to keep her language alive.

Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee is a filmmaker, musician and composer. His work has been featured on PBS, The New York Times, The New Yorker, National Geographic, The Atlantic, Outside Magazine, exhibited at The Smithsonian and screened in theaters and festivals worldwide. He has directed and produced numerous award-winning films. He lives in a small coastal town in Northern California with his wife and two children.

Language of dialogues: English, Wukchumni language
Language of subtitles: English, Czech

Production: Global Oneness Project
Camera: Vanessa Carr, Adam Loften
Script: Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee
Edit: Adam Loften

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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.
  • 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 2015. 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.
  • 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.