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.

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 Echoes of Antropofest in Nitra, Slovakia. Screening will take place on Tuesday 20th March, from 7.pm. in Fotogalérii Trafačka, Janka Kráľa 65. You can watch Hotel Splendid and 4000 miles to Happines.

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We would like to invite you to Echoes of Antropofest 2018 to Pardubice. Echoes take place on Monday 19th March from 2 p.m. in Klub 29 (Sv. Anežky České 29, Pardubice). You can watch these movies:  4000 mil ke štěstí, Obraz svého těla, Unity: Dress-scape of Accra, Grab and run, Ethnographic study of algorithms, We must be dreaming, Hotel Splendid, Land of Love. The Echoes are organized in cooperation with the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Art, University of Pardubice and the Klub 29.
We look forward to you!

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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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SCHEDULE

26.01.2018

27.01.2018

MOVIES

ZATOPENÉ / 50 MIN

Slovensko, 2016, 50 min
Soňa G. Lutherová
27.01.2018 13:00

Antropofest 2018 Zatopené (Flooded) is an anthropological documentary film about a building and the fates connected to it. The mansion in Parizovce was a family residence, home, property, center of a farmstead and eventually a historical monument. Some parts of the building have been preserved and have endured through centuries, others have been flooded by the waters of the Liptovska Mara waterworks. For the descendants of the Stein family, its last owners, the mansion is a memory of a lost past. For museum curators it's a gem, a phoenix risen from the muddy waters, the pride of the Liptov region. An unusual story of the mansion from Parizovce and its last owners, that is also a reflection of the social changes in 20th century Slovakia.

Soňa G. Lutherová is a social and visual anthropologist. As a researcher at the Institute of Ethnology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, she examines the changing identities of people in post-socialism, especially in relation to their material environment. She has lectured, researched and studied at universities in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Sweden and Austria. She is a co-author of several short documentary films and an author of visual art projects. Flooded is her screenwriting and directorial debut.

Director: Soňa G. Lutherová
Production: Barbara Harumová Hessová
Camera: Denisa Buranová
Edit: Peter Harum

Language of Dialogues: Slovak
Language of Subtitles: English

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDY OF ALGORITHMS / 5 MIN

Česká republika, 2017, 5 min
Dalibor Knapp
27.01.2018 21:55

Antropofest 2018 Ethnographic Study of Algorithms (3D animation, found footage) draws on the form and routines of classic ethnographic film. The plot is framed by an interview between the author - the observer and Mitsuku chatbot - the observed. Found footage depicts the views of white men and women, representatives of the colonial tradition, who undisturbed observe black natives from their shelters. This flow is interrupted by scenes modelled in 3D, where the author meets El Negro de Banyoles, a stuffed black native hunter who was exhibited in the Museo Darder until 1991. The growing parallels between algorithms and natives bring the question of who is actually the observer and who is the observed. The classic ethnographic relationship We vs. They is turned upside down. They are the algorithms that collect, categorize and record. The film directs the viewer's view to the moment when the reassuring privilege of staring becomes the very opposite, when the viewer discovers that he himself is being observed, he is just a skin without body, surface without any identity.


Dalibor Knapp is an author of video essays, texts, and installations. In his work, he focuses on anthropological research of social and cultural layers of reality and examines the constructions of various languages that talk about it. A common feature of these works is the ubiquitus question of human cognition. Dalibor studied at the Center for Audiovisual Studies at FAMU (MgA.) and Theory of Culture at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague (PhDr.). In 2013, he attended Lensbased class of Professor Hito Steyerl at Berlin University of the Arts (UdK). He is a curator of an educational platform for digital culture, art and technology Transmit and co-founder of the research studio Množina.org.

Director, Edit: Dalibor Knapp
Production: Studio FAMU
Script: Mitsuku Chatbot, Dalibor Knapp

Language of Dialogues: angličtina
Language of Subtitles: angličtina

Launching of the movie (selection):
Your face sounds familiar (galerie FAVU, Brno), Famufest 2017, PAF 2017 Olomouc

THE LAND OF LOVE / 78 MIN

Estonsko, 2016, 78 min
Liivo Niglas
27.01.2018 17:00

Antropofest 2018 "The Land of Love" is a documentary film about reindeer, oil, politics and poetry. It tells a story about Yuri Vella, a Forest Nenets reindeer herder and poet who lives in the taiga of Western Siberia, and who tries to prove that one person can stand against the great power that is destroying the environment of the native people. Vella calls the "Land of Love" a piece of the forest tundra where each autumn his reindeer mate. The same area is a favoured hunting ground for employees of Lukoil, a company that pumps oil in the region. For many years already Yuri has tried to chase the Lukoil people away from the "Land of Love" because the noise of cars and rifle shots and the ruckus caused by boozing oil workers disturbs the mating of reindeer. Yuri uses several unusual resistance methods to chase the oil workers away, including filming the intruders and writing poems on the subject.

Liivo Niglas is currently a research fellow at the department of ethnology in University of Tartu, Estonia. He runs an independent production company, Mp Doc, for anthropological documentary films. He has made films in Siberia, Africa, Central Asia and North America. Some of his works are: The Brigade (2000), Yuri Vella's World (2003), Adventure High (2004), Making Rain (2007), Fish On! (2008), Itelmen Stories (2010), Journey to the Maggot Feeder (2015).

Director, Camera, Script, Edit: Liivo Niglas
Production: F-Seitse & MP DOC

Language of dialogues: Russian, Khanty, Forest Nenets, French
Langue of subtitles: Czech, English

Launching of the movie, awards:
The National Estonian Film and Television Award for the best documentary 2016; Annual Award of the Estonian Cultural Endowment for the best documentary 2016; 1st Prize (Man and Nature), Matsalu Nature Film Festival, Estonia

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq6JYJysHWc

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PARTNERS

Partners of AntropoFEST are

Thanks!

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.

Application form available as: DOC, PDF

By entering your film you agree to the following conditions:

  • Relevance to the given anthropological themes will be taken into account when choosing the film. Attention will be paid to the content and artistic quality of the film.
  • Films of any length will be accepted.
  • We prefer movies produced recently.
  • 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 Antropofest z.s.
  • There is no entering fee and no financial reward to applicant, director or producer of the movie.
  • Sent DVDs are not returned.
  • Photographs and information from the application form will be used for the purposes of the festival (or other event of Antropofest), included in the festival programme/catalogue and posted on the website and social medias of Antropofest. All information will be processing only by members of Antropofest, z.s. and will not be offered to anybody else. More details about protection of personal data are available at our website. Your questions will be respond via our email.
  • The deadline for applications is October 17th 2018. Films which arrive after this date will not be included in the projection of the upcoming year of the festival.
  • Selected movie will be accompanied by Czech subtitles (if original language is not Czech or Slovak).
  • 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.
  • Organizers may change place and dates of the festival (at the latest 14 days before start).
  • Expenses connected to transporting of film to the address Antropofest Slovinská 994/25, Praha 10, 101 00, Czech Republic or via some cloud will be covered by the applicant.