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 6th Antropofest wages at January 29th to February 1st 2015.

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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Workshops "Lakros - Ways of seeing" a "Common Roads - reaserch and production context"and projection of movie Bertsolari will be in Café Jedna in National Gallery, Dukelských hrdinnů 530/47, Praha 7.

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We are pleasured that we can welcome to Antropofest 2015 these guests: Livia Šavelková and Milan Durňak (Lacrosse), Lana Askari (Haraka Baraka), Tommi Mendel (Common Roads), Adélu Košařová (Odpad na talíři), Anna Dvořáková (Ulice spojuje), MIchal Pavlásek (Druhé Vojvodovo), Frode Storaas (The Go-Between), Christine M. Janney (Living Quechua) and Libor Dušek - author of the exhibition.

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Synopsis of all movies are in "Movies". Exact time schedule will be known at half of January.

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We are preparing czech subtitles for all foreign movies.

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We selected 15 movies for 6th Antropofest. Synopsis and porgramme will be available in few days.

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SCHEDULE

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MOVIES

THE ORCHARD KEEPERS / 28 MIN

Egypt, 2014, 28 min
B. Dunne
30.01.2015 19:30

The Orchard keepers takes us on a journey into the rugged the Sinai desert. Behind intricate stonewalls we meet Dr. Ahmad, the last surviving herbalist trained in the ancient ways of desert healing. But it is Amariya – the resilient and exuberant naturalist whose scars and charms dominate the tale. Her relationship to the land has transformed her life in unlikely ways. The Orchard keepers pays homage to her hypnotic freedom.
For filmmaker Bryony Dunne, what began as a short photography trip to focus on the few remaining orchards, evolved into a personal breakthrough. After living for a year with the Gabaliya tribe, she gained unique insight into the stratified tribal structures and layers of myth that enshroud the mountain region.

Director, Script, Camera: Bryony Dunne
Production: Les Film du Renard
Edit: Julien Schmid, Tamer Ashry

Language of dialogues: English, Arabic
Language of subtitles: English, Czech

Bryony Dunne is an Irish artist based in Cairo whose work engages Anthropology, Sociology, Ecology and Visual Arts. Her various projects have sought to explore human’s relationship with the landscape, and the evolution of cultivation and settlements. Working through installations, film and photography, she explores concepts of intangible cultural heritage, myths and traditional practices. She holds a position teaching still image at the German University in Cairo.

Festivals (selection):
Ismallia International Film Festival, Egypt
Saratov International Film Festival, Russia
Banff Mountain International Film Festival, Alberta, Canada
Goldsmiths University, Dep. of Visual Anthropology, London, UK
German University, Cairo, Egypt
Bilbao Mountain Film Festival, Spain

THE PUPPET´S CEMETERY / 15 MIN

Burkina Faso, Španělsko, 2014, 15 min
E. Molina
31.01.2015 21:30

After dedicating the whole of his life to puppets, Desirée has had to abandon them for a while.
However his friend Fabe, among her various jobs has decided to create her own puppet performance to teach children how important it is to attend school.
A cemetery of puppets in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, is the starting point of this story full of dreams and aims.

Director, camera, script, edit: Elena Molina
Production: Ariadna Dot

Language of subtitles: French
Language of dialogues: English, Czech


Elena Molina graduated in Audiovisual Communication at the “Universidad Complutense” in Madrid (Spain). Completed her studies at the “Università degli Studi di Perugia” (Italy) and “Universitat Pompeu Fabra” in Barcelona (Spain) in 2005.
She collaborated with several Spanish production companies as Playtime sl., Canónigo Films, Kilimanjaro Prod., BNC productions, etc. as assistant director, cinematographer and editor.
She loves documentary films, and she has two years’ experience as a director of short documentary pieces for Catalunya Television (Channel 33) and also she collaborated in the production and photography of the last four editions of the Creative Documentary Workshop of the Francesca Bonnemaison Women Cultural Centre in Barcelona.

Festivals (selection):
Film Festival for Women in Harare, Zimbabwe
Women and Films Festival - Best short Doc Award
Femcine, Santiago, Chile
Festival Int. Cine, Pamplona, Spain

GROWING SOUL - MY DAUGHTER´S RITUAL JOURNEY / 30 MIN

Dánsko, 2007, 30 min
Ch. Fentz
30.01.2015 19:00

Three-year-old Jasmin is having her first haircut. Danish Benedikte has a daughter with Nazyn from Tuva in Siberia. She has chosen to follow the traditions of Nazyn’s shamanistic culture, and therefore Jasmin is now going to visit her dad in Tuva in order to follow the local tradition for three-year-old children: a ritual haircut. As a Danish mum, what elements to choose from the dad’s nomadic culture? We follow the mother and daughter on their family visit to faraway Tuva, six time zones away from Denmark.

Director: Christine Fentz
Production: Ch. Fentz, co-produced Dánská národní televize a Turbinefilm
Camera: Kirsten Simonsen
Script Ch. Fentz, B. Moeller Kristensen
Edit: Formosa Film

Language of dialogues: Danish, Russian, Tuvan
Language of subtitles: English, Czech

Christine Fentz, MA in Dramaturgy, artistic director of Secret Hotel, creating participatory performing arts relating to landscapes.
Benedikte Moeller Kristensen, PhD student in anthropology, specializing in shamanistic practices and landscape relations among the reindeer nomads of NW-Mongolia and Tuva.

The movie was repetetivly shown at Danish National Television and on Swedish and Norwegian television. Also it has been shown on some film festivals in the Nordic countries.

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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 2014. 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.