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!

SCHEDULE

MOVIES

FRIENDS / 35 MIN

Norway, Macedonia, 2010, 35 min
Frode Storaas, Elizabeta Koneska
29.01.2011 20:05

Filip is a student at Mac Brod Gymnasium. He stays at the dormitory. Alija is a good friend of him at school. But they relate to different religions and that separate them not only during lunch-breaks at school, but all the time outside school. Filip spends his weekends in his home village Samokov, collecting mushrooms for sale and helping his grandparents and his mother in her small shop. Alija commutes everyday from his home village Plasnica.

The film hints on the situation in Macedonian countryside where unemployment forces people to leave the villages. This situation of dejection shadows the relationships between ethnic and religious groups.

Director, Camera: Frode Storaas, Elizabeta Koneska

As an anthropologist Storaas has worked with pastoralists and agro-pastoralists in Sudan, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia. General anthropology, i.e. adaptation, economy and politics, has been his main concern.

As a filmmaker he has been involved in projects in Africa and the Middle East, in Greece and Macedonia, in Mexico and USA, in China and in Norway. A theme conveyed in some of these projects has been magic, how magical beliefs may influence everyday life.

Koneska is a senior curator at the National Museum of Macedonia in Skopje, ethnology department. Her main topics of research and scientific relates to: traditional food; coppersmith and tinsmith crafts; Slavic Orthodox community in Istanbul; Shared Shrines; Turkish and other Muslims ethnic and religious community’s.

Koneska has directed 12 films based on research in Macedonia and Turkey.

Production: Macedonian Centre for Photography, Skopje, Macedonia

Edit: Frode Storaas

Language of dialogues: Macedonian, English

Language of subtitles: Czech, English

BUNONG GUU OH/BUNONG´S BIRTH PRACTICES / 50 MIN

Switzerland/Cambodia, 2010, 50 min
Tommi Mendel, Brigitte Nikles
28.01.2011 19:10

On the basis of a social anthropological case study, this film documents the birth practices of the Bunong in Mondulkiri province, located in the northeast of Cambodia. Social, economic and political changes are transforming the province tremendously and are affecting villagers´ beliefs, perceptions and habits regarding pregnancy, delivery and early motherhood. Traditional midwives, pregnant women, mothers and their families give a personal insight into their present decision-making strategies, which are at the crossroads between tradition and modernity.

Directors: Tommi Mendel, Brigitte Nikles

Tommi and Brigitte both studied Anthropology at the University of Zurich. Currently Brigitte is working in Mondulkiri in Cambodia to establish a Bunong Cultural Centre and Tommi is working on his PhD with the means of Ethnographic Film.

Production: Tigertoda productions, Zurich, Switzerland

Camera, Edit: Tommi Mendel

The movie was projected on various world film festivals (selection):

NAFA International Ethnographic Film Festival, Aarhus, Denmark 2010

International Festival of Visual Anthropology Mediating Camera, Moscow, Russia 2010

Cambodia International Film Festival, Phom Phen, Cambodia 2010

International Festival of Ethnological Film, Belgrade, Serbia 2010

Contro-Sguardi International Anthropological Film Festival, Perugia, Italy 2010

Athens Ethnographic Film Festival, Greece 2010

 

Language of dialogues: Bunong, Khmer

Language of subtitles:Czech,  English

ČESKÉ KOŘENY VE ŠVÉDSKU/CZECH ROOTS IN SWEDEN / 57 MIN

Czech Republic, 2010, 57 min
Tomáš Kubák
29.01.2011 14:40

This documentary film is an insight into the lives of eight Czech families or individuals living permanently in Sweden. What has this country given them or taken away? What are their views on leaving Czechoslovakia and living in the North after forty years? How do they and their children who were born here perceive Sweden and the Swedish society? The film does not only peek inside the Czech families but also reveals the atmosphere of Swedish towns and villages and tinges everything with original Czech and Swedish music.

Director, camera, edit: Tomáš Kubák

Tomáš Kubák is a typographer, cameraman and director of travel films. He is cooperated with International Czech Club and make documents about Czech abroad.

Production Martina Fialková, Mezinárodní český klub,o.s., Czech Republic

Language of dialogues: Czech

Language of subtitles: No subtitles

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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Český lid, ETNOLOGICKÝ ČASOPIS / ETHNOLOGICAL JOURNAL
Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review
Lidé města / Urban People

CONTACT

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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.