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 9th Antropofest wages at January 26th and 27th 2018 in Kino Ponrepo, Bartolomějská 291/11, Praha 1

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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Guests of Antropofest 2018 are Mauro Bucci (Hotel Splendid), Simon Luling (Borderline views), Liivo Niglas (The Land of Love), David B.J. Dhert (We Must be Dreaming), Jessica Bollag (I am not Leaving Eldon), Tomáš Pospíšil (Obraz svého těla), Dalibor Knapp (Ethnographic Study of Algorithms), Phillip Nosák, Jana Zychová, Petra Liprtová (all to 4000 mil ke štěstí), Milan Votypka ( the exhibition).

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 Tickets are for 120czk (Friday), 180czk (Saturday) and 250czk (both days). You can buy tickets for the festival during the event on site. For this year, tickets will not be offered in advance. Thank you for your understanding.

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Antropofest 2018 will take place in Kino Ponrepo, Bartolomejska street 291/11, Prague 1

http://nfa.cz/en/ponrepo-cinema/cinema-and-contacts/

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We selected 13 movies of Czech and abroad production. Synopsis of all movie you can find in our programme which is available from now.

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SCHEDULE

26.01.2018

27.01.2018

MOVIES

HOTEL SPLENDID / 90 MIN

Itálie, 2016, 90 min
Mauro Bucci
26.01.2018 18:30

Antropofest 2018 Hotel Splendid is an intimate and a collective account of a community of migrants from the African coasts who are living in a reception center for asylum seekers. It is a glimpse into the daily experiences and operation of an Italian hotel turned into an emergency camp for refugees. The documentary interweaves two different story-lines: the dramatic journey undertaken by the migrants to reach Europe, with its load of violence and abuse, and the itinerary that asylum seekers must follow upon their entrance in the camp until the evaluation procedure is over.

Mauro Bucci in an Italian filmmaker and independent researcher in the field of Visual Anthropology. He wrote scientific essays about ethnographic films for the Italian cinema journal «Bianco e Nero», for the ethnographic journal «Visual Ethnography», for a collective volume of anthropological papers published by Clueb. His last essay for the book "Looking with Robert Gardner" has been published by Suny Press in August 2016. Mauro Bucci graduated with honours from the University of Bologna in "Dams" (curriculum Cinema) and has a diploma from the School of Visual Ethnography of ISFCI in Rome. He worked as a one-man crew shooting video, recording sound, and editing footage for "Hotel Splendid", his first work as a cinematographic author. The documentary, which was self-produced, was completed following 12 months' of fieldwork, and is based on the ethnographic method of participant observation.

Director, Production, Camera, Script, Edit: Mauro Bucci

Language of Dialogues:
 Italian, English, French, Wolof  language
Language of Subtitles: Czech, English

Launching of the movie, awards (selection):
GRAND PRIX International Ethno Film Festival "The Heart of Slavonia" Chorvatsko 2017;  BEST FEATURE-LENGTH FILM, prize "Gold Marzocco" Adriano Asti and BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM, prize Luciano Becattini, Valdarno Cinema Fedic Valdarno, Itaálie 2017; SPECIAL MENTION, Bastimento Film Festival  Bologna, Itálie 2017

P.I. Crawford talks about Hotel Splendid: https://vimeo.com/249992367
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/199143607



OBRAZ SVÉHO TĚLA / 17 MIN

Česká republika, 2017, 17 min
Tomáš Pospíšil
27.01.2018 15:40

Antropofest 2018 This ethnographic film was made as part of his bachelor thesis. Shooting began in October 2016 when his friend Jakub Berger decided to renovate an old private gym and open it to the public. The main storyline followes the renovation of the gym. Shooting ended in June 2017, when Jakub put the finishing touches to the gym. He chose two other protagonists – professional bodybuilders Daniel Čech from Kolín and Martin Gabko from Mělník. The documentary captures their training and views of the bodybuilding lifestyle.

Tomáš Pospíšil was born in Kolín, Czech Republic. After graduating from the Business College in Kolín, he went on to study social anthropology at the University of Pardubice. One of his interests is sports. He has been doing natural fitness since 2010. A video featuring his body transformation over the years can be found on his Youtube channel: Tomáš Pospíšil - Fitness channel. In his first document Obraz Svého Těla (Image of Your Body), he follows the lives of three bodybuilders.

Director, Camera, Edit: Tomáš Pospíšil
Production: Univerzita Pardubice

Language of dialogue: Czech
Language of subtitles: -

PREMIERE

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ED0JSVc8zEU&feature=youtu.be

UNITY: DRESS-SCAPE OF ACCRA / 36 MIN

Ghana, Nizozemí, 2016, 36 min
Mara Lin Visser
26.01.2018 22:30

Antropofest 2018 Unity: Dress-scapes of Accra is an ethnographic film about African fashion in the capital of Ghana. The comeback of African print seems to be emerging in the fashion system of Accra. While following Allan, a fashion designer and his wife Cynthia, this mosaic film shows the great diversity of tailor-made fashion and hybrid styles; the ways the African wear is used and the expression of culture by wearing the African prints. The film highlights beautiful details by focusing on a few participants who show the mixture of different materials, cuts and styles in a creative and free atmosphere. In this way the film is not only observational, it gives people space to tell their story and show they are proud of the African wear.

Mara Lin Visser is a visual anthropologist and filmmaker based in Amsterdam. She discovered filmmaking during the production of documentary on material culture in Volendam for her MA Visual Anthropology. The medium of film gives her the freedom to express herself, her thoughts about certain topics and academic observations in a natural way. For her film is the perfect way to explore the broad subject of material culture. With this in mind she decided to do her fieldwork in Ghana, which resulted in the film 'Unity: Dress-scapes of Accra'. She is interested in queer rights, participation society, material culture, fashion, geopolitics and art.

Director, Camera, production, Edit, Script: Mara Lin Visser

Language of Dialogues: English, languages Ga and Twi
Language of Subtitles: Czech, English

Launching of the movie (selection):
RAI Film festival in Bristol, Great Britain; Ethnografilm, Paris, France; Ethnocineca Vienna, Austria;  Kratovo Ethnographic film Festival in Macedonia; Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media Festival (SVAFMF); Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/205078498

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PARTNERS

Partners of AntropoFEST are

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Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review
Český lid, ETNOLOGICKÝ ČASOPIS / ETHNOLOGICAL JOURNAL
Česká Asociace pro Sociální Antropologii
Belgické velvyslanectví – Zastoupení vlámské vlády v ČR
Katedra sociální a kulturní antropologie Fakulty filozofické Univerzity Pardubice
Lidé města / Urban People Istituto Italiano di Cultura
Svýcarská ambasada Estonsko
F. H. Prager - český jablečný cider Radio 1

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 2017. 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.
  • You can also upload the movie and send us the link.
  • 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.