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

27.01.2012

27.01.2012

28.01.2012

MOVIES

TUMENGE / 99 MIN

Česká republika, 2011, 99 min
Milan Durňak, Magdalena Koháková
28.01.2012 17:10

What should antropological films be like? How to come to terms with alternating view of the world and with stereotypes in us? In a 3-year span, this issue kept busy an execution team around Milan Durňak who went back to his home-village to capture life of Roma people together with their Ruthenian neighbours. Every stay in the Roma colony brought one episode of a film which captures everyday life, tries to describe problems which trouble them and constantly strive to jump over their own shadows. The spectator has a chance to encounter a story in a social-cummunity centre with a hard-working mayor and festivals in the village and think about the worries and merriments of one Roma colony.

Milan Durňak graduated at Charles Univerity in Prague, main field ethnology. Currently he is working at the University as a Phd student. In his studies, he mainly deals with visual anthropology and creation of antropological films.

Director: Milan Durňak
Production: Milan Durňak, Magdalena Koháková
Language of dialogues: Slovakian, Czech, Rusyn language, Gypsy language
Language of subtitles: Slovakian

MEET ME IN MEMORIAM / 5 MIN

Germany, 2010, 5 min
Alina Trebbin
27.01.2012 22:35

Consuming images is a daily experience. Before learning how to read words, we learn to read pictures. Details are the keys that help us to contextualize, to compose countless notions of the whole from which we now see just the extract contained in a once chosen framing. But are we ever really able to reconstruct past moments depicted in foreign photograph  that are someone´s materialized memories? Can we reach a clear undestanding of what should be remembered when already two people looking at a picture see two different picture just as two people with open eyes see two different worlds? Watching a photograph together means to journey on different paths into the past..Still the viewers eyes can meet – in a wine glass on the left bottom corner.

This short film wants to take a look at the limits of photography in reviving bygone moments to the eyes of the stranger who encodes images on the basis of his own memories and undestanding that are more and more interwoven with those of others. We add new layers of meaning to the pictures  we consume and create our own truth about situatons we were initially not part of but have become as the present audience. In this way, the strange viewer enriches the unknown photograph just as it enriches him, a process of silent exchange that involves more than just the sense of sight.

Alina Trebbin is a Master´s candidate of Visual  and Media Anthropology at Freie Universitat Berlin who researches among other things on the agency of photography. Meet me in memoriam is a short film she contribute to a student film compilation on haptic cinema and transcultueal montage during a Master´s Super8 workshop in 2010.

Director: Alina Trebbin
Production: Florian Walter, Mark Dolling
Language of dialogues: English
Language of subtitles: Germany

Lauching of movie:
Shortcutz Berlin, 2011
EMERGEANDSEE media arts festival Berlin 2011

OUR GROUND / 8 MIN

Hungary, 2011, 8 min
H. Synková, R. K. Ranjan, J.V. Asis
28.01.2012 14:45

The process of rehabilitation and gentrification in the Eight District of Budapest, Hungary has led to the shrinkage of space especially for children’s play. Set against the backdrop of the world famous novel The Paul Street Boys (Molnár Ferenc, 1906) this film depicts the widening gap between social classes and the reconstruction of the ideas of play, security and leisure.

Ram Krishna Ranjan is a Delhi based freelance documentary filmmaker. He completed masters in Media and Cultural Studies. Currently he is working as a consultant for the Digital Empowerment Foundation, where he documents development projects across India.

Jonnabelle V. Asis is a Erasmus Mundus doctoral exchange student in the Universita' degli Studi di Padova and a Ph.D. Sociology student from the University of the Philippines Diliman. She was assistant professor of the Department of Sociology, University of the Philippines Diliman, where she taught courses on Sociology of Mass Communication and Visual Sociology.

Hana Synková is an assistant professor at the department of Social Sciences at Pardubice University and research coordinator at the Agency for Social Inclusion of the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic. Her research focuses on institutions active in “social integration”.

Directors: H. Synková, R.K. Ranjan, J.V. Asis
Production: Cenral European Univesity, Hungary

Language of dialogues: Hungarian, English
Language of subtitles: English

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PARTNERS

Partners of AntropoFEST are

Thanks!

H-aluze - literárně kulturní časopis Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review
Český lid, ETNOLOGICKÝ ČASOPIS / ETHNOLOGICAL JOURNAL Lidé města / Urban People
A2 kulturní čtrnáctideník F. H. Prager - český jablečný cider
Radio 1

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.