Mezipatra Queer Film Festival [WEB ARCHIVE 2000--2012] - Information about festival

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CO JE QUEER?

Queer osvobozuje od tradič- ního vnímání sexuálních a genderových identit založe- ných na neměnných katego- riích muž / žena, hetero-sexuální / homosexuální.

Information about festival

The Mezipatra film festival was founded in 2000 to motivate the majority society to learn more about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender culture. This year's festival will be held on 4-9 November in Brno and on 11-16 November in Prague. In ten years, the festival has been visited by 75,000 spectators. The surveys from the last years have shown that the audience includes an equal number of heterosexuals and homosexuals. This fact has motivated the change of the festival subtitle from “gay and lesbian film festival” to “queer film festival”.

This year we're holding the 11th Mezipatra Film Festival

Context

The Mezipatra film festival was founded in 2000 to motivate the majority society to learn more about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender culture. The organizers, members of the Brno STUD association, founded the festival under the name “Duha nad Brnem” (Rainbow over Brno) to present the life of sexual minorities individuals and their distinctive culture and history and to raise the public awareness of the fact that this minority is an integral part of the society. The international competition of films, established in 2003, has extended also to Prague, gained in popularity, and now it is clearly the most important cultural and social event of the community. In ten years, the festival has been visited by 75,000 spectators. The surveys from the last years have shown that the audience includes an equal number of heterosexuals and homosexuals. This fact has motivated the change of the festival subtitle from “gay and lesbian film festival” to “queer film festival”.

Why “queer”?

The Czech word “Mezipatra” (“Mezzanines” in English) is a metaphor for meeting of various people, whether they are on the way up or down. The festival is attended by an equal number of heterosexual and non-heterosexuals, which is why it serves as a space for learning about different lifestyles and identities.

The festival has entered the second decade of its existence with an altered subtitle – the “Czech gay and lesbian film festival” has become a “queer film festival”. The internationally used term “queer” loosens the traditional perception of sexual and gender identities based on the invariable male/female, heterosexual/homosexual categories.

The term “queer” includes lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people, non-conformist heterosexuals and people who do not fit into any traditional categories. By using the term “queer”, the festival wants to draw attention to the prevailing heteronormativity, i.e. the conviction that heterosexuality is the only normal and natural orientation, while everything else is a deviation.

Basic information

This year's festival will be held on 4-9 November in Brno and on 11-16 November in Prague. The film projections will take place in the following cinemas: Art (Cihlářská 19, Brno), Scala (Moravské náměstí 1, Brno), Světozor (Vodičkova 41, Prague), and Lucerna (Vodičkova 36, Prague). The festival opening ceremony in the presence of guests, partner institutions, sponsors and patrons will be held in the Scala cinema, Brno, on 4 November at 8:30 p.m. and in the Lucerna cinema, Prague, on 11 November at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets for the performances will be available at the cinema box offices. The ticket price is CZK 100; the festival passes cost CZK 490. The pass serves as a voucher for any 7 projections.

Echoes of the Mezipatra film festival will take place Olomouc, České Budějovice, Pilsen, Pardubice and Ostrava.

Festival awards and juries

The festival will grant three awards: the Jury Award for the best feature film, the Student Jury Award for the best short film and the Audience Award for the best film.

The winning films will be announced and awarded at the closing ceremony of Mezipatra film festival on 16 November at 8:00 p.m. in the Lucerna cinema, Prague. The film programme will conclude with “Imaginary Love”.

Main Jury


The members of the jury will include Joachim Post, a programme manager of the Hamburg International Queer Film Festival, Pia Thilmann, who works in the Panorama section at the Berlinale Film Festival, Harry M. Benshoff, associate professor at the University of North Texas and author of numerous books on queer cinema, Marta Smolíková, the director of Otevřená společnost (the Open Society charitable trust) and head of the centre for cultural policy, ProCulture, and Michal Pěchouček, a well-known Czech artist and winner of Jindřich Chalupecký Award.

Profiles

 

Joachim Post is since 1997 Programmer for the Hamburg International Queer Film Festival, which took place for the 21st time from October 19 to 24 this year. He also works as a freelance journalist and has founded the radio programme "Filmriss" which has successfully toured different radio stations in Germany. He was invited as a juror previously for the Teddy Award, the queer Award of the Berlin International Film Festival and “Identities”, the Vienna Queer Film Festival.

Pia Thilmann studied philosophy and German literature in five different cities. Living in Berlin for ten years by now, she works as a freelancer in an urban develpoment office as well as teaching workshops at universities. Her favorite jobs are festival jobs - Pia has been organizing the stages of International literature festival Berlin, been part Berlinale Panorama Team for 4 years and is the director of Drag Festival Berlin. After exploring drag as a performer herself for years, she edited a book on Drag Kings in germanspeaking countries. As a feminist and queer activist, she is always trying to combine art, politics and experiments.

Harry M. Benshoff is an Associate Professor of Radio, Television, and Film at the University of North Texas.  His research interests include topics in film genres, film history, film theory, and multiculturalism.  He has published essays on blaxploitation horror films, Hollywood LSD films, The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Brokeback Mountain (2005), and Milk (2009).  He is the author of Monsters in the Closet: Homosexuality and the Horror Film (Manchester University Press, 1997).  With Sean Griffin he co-authored America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality at the Movies (2004) and Queer Images: A History of Gay and Lesbian Film in America (2006).

Marta Smolíková is a director of The Open Society non-profit organization and, since 2003, head of ProCulture, continues the work of the Foundation Open Society Fund Prague. She‘s worked for the Soros Foundation for ten years, first as Visual Arts Programme co-ordinator, then in charge of the Arts and Culture Program. At the start of the 90´s she worked as a curator of modern art exhibitions and published visual art reviews. Her work led to the sphere of dance, theatre and film festivals. She is in the counselling bodies of numerous cultural institutions and projects. She teaches art management.

Michal Pěchouček lives and works in Prague. He graduated from Prague’s Academy of Fine Arts. In 2003 he received the Jindřich Chalupecký Award. He is engaged in painting, photography, video art, theatre, radio production, curatorship and teaching. Exhibitions: 2008 Screen, Jiří Švestka Gallery, Prague; 2007 Filmogram, Josef Sudek Studio, Prague; 2005 Emergent View (with M. Othová), Kommunale Galerie im Leinwandhaus, Frankfurt am Main; 2004 Collector, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; 2003 Sběratel (Collector), Moravian Gallery, Atrium of Pražák Palace, Brno.

Student jury


The members of the student jury include: Angie M. Divoká, a student of film directing at FAMO (Film Academy of Miroslav Ondříček) in Písek, Jana Matějková, a student of screenwriting and dramaturgy at FAMU (Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts) in Prague, Daniel Korčák, who studies graphic design in Pilsen, and Antonín Jirát, a student of J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem.

Profiles


Angie M. Divoká
is in her third year of studying directing at FAMO (Film Academy of Miroslav Ondříček) in Písek. She fell in love with cinematography as early as the age of 5 and devotes all her time to the theory and practices of it.  She has made several short films, partly with Lesbian topics, which is also one of her most sought after genres as a viewer. During her studies she has taken part as a member of the team of the International Student Film Festival in Písek. Apart from films she likes surfing.

Jana Matějková has worked in a museum, written book reviews and, in recent years, has tried to study screenwriting and script editing at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU). She is willing to sacrifice more then people think to fulfil her need to play. She takes her work seriously.

Daniel Korčák appeared in Karlovy Vary for the first time a quarter of a century ago. Soon he learnt to talk, practised the spa walk with grass widows and widowers, left the nest, settled in the Mother of Cities in the Alma Mater of economics, where he soon became an alumnus, and also in the Mother of Beers where he busies himself with graphics.

Antonín Jirát is studying his master’s degree at the studio of Interactive Media in the Faculty of Art and Design of the Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem. His main interest is visual art. He is a co-founder of cultural server and on-line laboratory Foodlab.cz.

Main Programme

The main dramaturgic part of the programme of the 11th Mezipatra Queer Film Festival (QFF) will present the following themed sections.

Themes

The Mezipatra QFF 2010 summarizes the ironic slogan “High Art”. This year it will mainly focus on the personalities of exceptional artists whose work outside the mainstream has been substantially enriching the queer culture, while shifting its own independent art to new levels.

The 11th Mezipatra QFF will present biographical feature and documentary films about the life and art of remarkable creators. We will also present films of contemporary queer film-makers, creators of self-reflexive art whose main theme is creation and the relationship between the creator and the viewer.

The theme of “High Art” provokes questions how an artwork can actually earn the classification in the “high” genres and opens up a space for a dramaturgic play and doubts about the borders of definitions which categorize art. Therefore, the programme also presents films that blend the seemingly incompatible and reverse the values of “the high” and “the low” to discover and re-invent new art.

Off-program in Brno 

Queer Café: Art without prejudices 

History of Queer Representation or Warming in the History of Art
Lecture by Milena Bártlová

The lecture concerns questions asked about fine art of the past and can be answered only with difficulty. Does it make sense to differentiate between works according to the sexual orientation of their creators or would that betray the only sensible division between good and bad art? Does the queer art of bygone times, before homosexuality was structured as a social position, exist? Does queer orientation of the artist show only in works where the iconography functions with an erotic topic or in all of their work? What is the difference in social position between queer and heterosexual artists?

BRNO: 5. 11. // 16:30 // Uměleckoprůmyslové muzeum MG, lecture hall, Husova 14
Free entry, ve spolupráci

Queer vizualita – challenges and problems
Lecture by Hynek Látal

From Western Europe and America come many art-history publications building the continuous history of queer visualisations. The basis of such constructions is a conviction that even in older periods of art there are unambiguously homoerotic motives. Naturally, the question is whether it is possible to project such explicitly formulated conclusions onto older art and whether such revelations contribute to learning more of the culture of our predecessors. The lecturer thus asks the question whether it is possible to find a clearly definable queer visualisation even in contemporary art.

Lecture in Czech.

BRNO: 6. 11. // 16:30 // Uměleckoprůmyslové muzeum MG, lecture hall, Husova 14
Free entry

 

Gayporn: fight for identity…or just sex between men
Lecture with discussion by Michal Bočák

Lately in gay porn there is a tendency to relax the relationship between identity and sexual behaviour, i.e. to reverse their causality: “You do what you are“ is replaced by “you are (now) what you are doing at this moment“. The post-modern shake-up of identities is obvious mainly in the erratic handling by gay porn of hetero and masculine categories, but also in the loss of sensuality of gay behaviour. So called hetero gay porn makes a fetish of heterosexuality as a perfect masculinity whilst trying to control it  by “buying“ gay behaviour in genres such as “gay for money“ or “turned hetero guys“.

Lecture in Slovak

BRNO: 7. 11. // 16:30 // Uměleckoprůmyslové muzeum MG, lecture hall, Husova 14
Free entry

 

 

Queer for fear
Presented by Harry M. Benshoff, film theorist and jury member

Harry M. Benshoff’s talk will focus on the relationship between the film horror and queer sexuality. Mainstream horror film in most cases represents the hero as a white straight male. Film monsters, representing the opposite, tend not to be male, or straight or white. On the elementary level, the horror genre can be understood as a narration of penetrating queer sexuality into heteronormative environment.

Lecture in English.

BRNO: 8. 11. // 16:30 // Uměleckoprůmyslové muzeum MG, lecture hall, Husova 14
Free entry 

 

With us about the programme and organization
Mezipatra team

Would you like to ask us about anything, express your criticism, praise; or have you an idea of how to improve the festival? The Mezipatra team will be glad to listen to any of these and discuss it. Any suggestion from the audience is valuable experience. We look forward to your attendance and frankness.

English friendly.

BRNO: 9. 11. // 16:30 // Kino Art, Cihlářská 19

 

Opera

Concert of opera singer Josef Škarka
As part of Queer Café: Art without prejudices

A chamber concert with songs and a tirade about classical composers who, amongst other things, had to come to terms with their sexual orientation. Josef Škarka (vocals), Jakub Žáček (recital) and Maroš Klátík (pianoforte) will perform songs and poetry by P.I. Tchaikovsky, M. Falla, Lili Baulanger, Ch. Baudelaire, G. Sand, K. Szymanowski and L. Bernstein.  Songs by Lukáš Sommer will be performed for the first time at the Brno concert, composed around the words of Moravian poet Pavel Petr. This project’s concept is unique and presents the possibility for a wider audience to learn more about these artists in a new way.

BRNO: 7. 11. // 19:00 // Moravská galerie, Uměleckoprůmyslové muzeum, Husova 14
Admission: voluntary

 

Expositions

 

„white lady jane + babeta“
A selection of photographs by Petr Jandera

Petr Jandera about himself:

  • I come from a small village in the Krkonoše mountains
  • I am just the right age
  • I am studying photography at AAAD (Academy of Art, Architecture and Design)
  • I photograph things around me
  • I tried to learn who I am through other peoples´ stories which, now and then, I enter and photograph 
  • I don’t think I am very good at it
  • I try to have as wide a coverage of the spectrum of genres of photography as possible
  • I do my best to have things to experience in my life
  • I am just beginning


BRNO: 20. 10. – 16. 11. 2010// Café Steiner, Gorkého 38
Opening: 20. 10. at 6:00 p.m.
Free entry

 

High Art
Art exhibition – four artists and four views of High Art

Four different views of High Art, given by four different artists: Veronika Pražanová presents a set of figure drawings called Očista (Purification). Karel Gregor introduces large-scale figure paintings.  Painter and graphic artist André displays not only his format-atypical work and, last but not least, Martina Kutálková, a student of multimedia, exhibits works which are full of double-meanings revealing more then just the visual aspect.

BRNO: 2. – 29. 11. 2010 // Kavárna Spolek, Orlí 22
Opening 2. 11. at 6:00 p.m.
Free entry

 

Queer Quiz
Exhibition of photos by Kateřina Zelingerová

Kateřina Zelingerová’s interactive project consists of twenty five portraits of men. The main body of the work is an interaction with the visitors, who are to guess, using coloured stickers, what orientation each of the portrayed participants has. The viewer marks those whom they expect to be gay with the colour orange; the colour green is for heterosexuals and the colour white for men who have not yet made their decision. You can test your gaydar from the 3rd November in cinema Art.

BRNO:  3. 11. – 2. 12. 2010 // Galerie Art, Cihlářská 19
Opening 3. 11. at 6:00 p.m.
Free entry

 

Parties

 

Open up party
Opening party of Mezipatra in Brno

A man has to enthuse about high art. Come prepared and open your mind for an inrush of new views of the world. The festival does not last forever and returns only once a year so let’s celebrate its rebirth before it’s over. And let’s do so in style in the foyer of a cinema. DJ Liquid A and the DJ from Wave radio will take care of the music. The high-light of the evening will be a fashion show by Pavel Jevula.

BRNO: 4. 11. // 22.00 // Scala, Moravské náměstí 3
Free entry

 

high! hi! party
Party of Mezipatra in Muzejka

The festival party as it should be. Say hello to people you know, discuss art or become an object of art yourself. On music club Muzejka’s three floors there’s room for everything. The first floor will be reigned over by the group Koistinen (alternative retro-pop) and DJ Dan Keshcen. Chill-out on the ground floor. The mantra of every artist is: “On the sixth of November I’m gonna be discovered in Muzejka“.

BRNO: 6. 11. // 20.00 // Muzejka, Moravské nám. 15
Admission: CZK 120 / 90 when wearing “Mezipatra” T-shirt

 

Scroll down party
Closing party in Brno

The cinemas’ auditoriums are dark, the festival screens hidden behind the curtains, the only points of light in the dark night are the mirror ball and the energy from radio Wave’s DJ. The final farewell to the Brno part of the festival is with music and with drinks at the bar. The foyer of the cinema Art will live with real art. It might even be high.

BRNO: 9. 11. // 22.00 // Kino Art, Cihlářská 19
Free entry

 

 

Off-program in Prague

Queer Cafe: Art without prejudices

 

Minorities in Politics
Discussion with Petr Melničuk, Zdeňek Sloboda and Czeslav Walek

 

The queer minority represents variety and wants to help create it by their lifestyle. Is it like that in Czech politics? Why should minorities be present in it? What good is their presence? Does the queer scene need to be represented by its own lobby? What is it like abroad, e.g. Germany or the Netherlands? Can it be applied to the Czech situation? What is missing here and why? What could an open approach by a politician saying “I am homo/queer/ lesbian/gay“ initiate? Will it harm them nowadays? And why are the activities of the queer scene, such as Mezipatra, not openly supported or only a little?

Discussion in Czech

PRAHA: 12. 11. // 16.00 // Francouzský institut Praha, cafe,  Štěpánská 35, Praha 1
Free entry

 

Gayporn: fight for identity…or just sex between men
Lecture with discussion by Michal Bočák

Lately in gay porn there is a tendency to relax the relationship between identity and sexual behaviour, i.e. to reverse their causality: “You do what you are“ is replaced by “you are (now) what you are doing at this moment“. The post-modern shake-up of identities is obvious mainly in the erratic handling by gay porn of hetero and masculine categories, but also in the loss of sensuality of gay behaviour. So called hetero gay porn makes a fetish of heterosexuality as a perfect masculinity whilst trying to control it  by “buying“ gay behaviour in genres such as “gay for money“ or “turned hetero guys“.

Lecture in Slovak

PRAHA:  13. 11. // 16.00 // Fotograf Gallery, Školská 28, 10000 Praha 1
Free entry

 

On Art with Labels
Female, male, gay or lesbian art. What do such descriptions and attributes tell us?

Do they blur our view or refine it? And who identifies themselves with it – the artist or perhaps the viewer? What are these labels good for? What do we imagine when using the terms ”gay and lesbian art“? Is ”this“ art present in the Czech culture? Are galleries open to this or are there some “buts“? If not, what are the counter arguments? What gives us the right to say what is acceptable and what is not – the time, the social custom or even an individual? And what about art without an attribute? Can we do it?

Discussion in Cezch

PRAHA: 14. 11. // 16.00 // Francouzský institut Praha, cafe Štěpánská 35, Praha 1
Free entry

 

Get Bent: Cinema At The Intersection of Queerness & Disability
Presented by Lawrence Carter-Long, (founder of The disTHIS! Film Series)

Bent is British slang for queer. It has also been used to describe disabled bodies. Join us on the path where queerness and disability collide, and view depictions of crip queer sex(uality), in ways that are both shocking and enlightening. Have you ever wondered or been asked: Why are there so many queers in the disability community? Is there something about being disabled that makes someone more likely to come out queer? Do queer people with disabilities, ever get laid?

Join Lawrence Carter-Long as we examine the cinematic space and dive directly into these questions to seek answers and more.

Lecture and projection in English.

PRAHA: 15. 11. // 16.00 // Francouzský institut Praha, cinema hall,  Štěpánská 35, Praha 1

 

Queer for fear
Presented by Harry M. Benshoff, film theorist and jury member

Harry M. Benshoff’s talk will focus on the relationship between the film horror and queer sexuality. Mainstream horror film in most cases represents the hero as a white straight male. Film monsters, representing the opposite, tend not to be male, or straight or white. On the elementary level, the horror genre can be understood as a narration of penetrating queer sexuality into heteronormative environment.

Lecture in English.

PRAHA: 16. 11. // 18.00 // Francouzský institut Praha, kinosál, Štěpánská 35, Praha 1

 

With us about the programme and organization
Mezipatra team.

Would you like to ask us about anything, express your criticism, praise; or have you an idea of how to improve the festival? The Mezipatra team will be glad to listen to any of these and discuss it. Any suggestion from the audience is valuable experience. We look forward to your attendance and frankness.

English friendly.

PRAHA: 16. 11. // 18.00 // Kino Světozor - vestibul, Vodičkova 41

 

Opera

 

Concert of opera singer Josef Škarka
As part of Queer Café: Art without prejudices

A chamber concert with songs and a tirade about classical composers who, amongst other things, had to come to terms with their sexual orientation. Josef Škarka (vocals), Jakub Žáček (recital) and Maroš Klátík (pianoforte) will perform songs and poetry by P.I. Tchaikovsky, M. Falla, Lili Baulanger, Ch. Baudelaire, G. Sand, K. Szymanowski and L. Bernstein.  Songs by Lukáš Sommer will be performed for the first time at the Brno concert, composed around the words of Moravian poet Pavel Petr. This project’s concept is unique and presents the possibility for a wider audience to learn more about these artists in a new way.

PRAHA: 8. 11. // 19:00 // 2nf floor, Dlouhá 37
Admission: voluntary

 

Exhibitions

 

Nick, Kris, Jif, Ryan
Installation - Jim Verburg

Jim Verburg, Canadian artist, photographer and film-maker, is concerned with exploring the intricacies, dualities and the celebration of relationships. His approach is rooted in an intimate and personal narrative. He is interested in the subtle links and connections between people, experience, emotion, and personal reality, as well as situating images in a time and context - whether in the context of love, sexuality, friendship, family relationships, a conversation or the larger context of homosexual imagery. As the opening personality of these four men, he aims to present a normalized, even mundane, portrayal of complex emotional ideas by representing and revealing the subtleties and layers of human experience.

Open: Mo-Sun 09-24

PRAHA: 4. 11. – 30. 11. // Nová Scéna Národního divadla, Národní  4
Opening 4. 11. 2010 at 18:00
Free entry

 

2,5

Two and half artists from Slovakia and two and half artists from the Czech Republic will present their unusual views on high art.  Through the eyes of Andrej Důbravský we will enter the times of the emperor, groves and woods full of quizzical bunnies and bizarre creatures.  Kristán Neméth looks via the personality of Ernst Röhm, to the dark corners of the Third Reich, using voyeurism to view gay Nazi practices. Look forward to the performances of a gender duo from Helena Sequencová’s workshop. Anticipate, also, Tomáš Němec and the expressive features of his characters, especially from the life of Edith Piaf,  whom he places in contemporary situations, often using an almost pop-art style which boosts grotesque or unexpected situations.

Wednesday - Saturday 11.00 - 17.00

PRAHA: 9. 11. -  30. 11. // Galerie 5. patro, Myslíkova 9
Opening 9. 11. 2010 at 18:00
Free entry

 

Hammer!

The exhibition of experimental American filmmaker Barbara Hammer presents a selection from her works from the beginning of the 70´s (Superdyke, Women I love a Nitrate Kisses).

As one of the first female filmmakers in US, Barbara Hammer has focused systematically on the taboo topics concerning women’s sensuality and lesbian sexuality. Amongst her best known films are Dyketactics (1974) and Nitrate Kisses (1992). This year Barbara Hammer published her autobiography called HAMMER! Making Movies Out Of Sex and Life . Her films were presented in many prestigeous  galleries, including MoMa and Tate. The counterpart to the exhibition of selected films from Barbara Hammer in the Fotograf studio is the works of Martina Uhlířová and Veronika Neumanová.

PRAHA: 10. 11. – 2. 12. // Studio fotograf, Školská 28
Opening 10. 11. at 18:00

 

Parties 
 

You know who you are party

Opening party of Mezipatra in Prague

A 5-meter custom-made chandelier in the shape of a guitar hanging in the atrium of the 3-storey Hard Rock Cafe, views of the Old Town, Madonna’s costume and dozen other memorabilia from the queens and kings of popular music make a most stylish setting for the Opening Party of Mezipatra in Prague. Excellent food. Great music. Two bars.

PRAHA:  11. 11. // 22:30 // Hard Rock Cafe, Dům U Rotta, Malé náměstí 3
Free entry

 

Mezipatra presents: New York Groove
New York City celebration

Videoklips and bodypaintings in Keithe Haring style: the best  will be awarded by Manhattan coctail. DJ Pavel, VJ Queer Karma, bodypainting Vilda. If you can’t make it there, you can make it to Friends!

PRAHA:  13. 11. // 21:00 // Friends Prague, Bartolomějská 11
Free entry

 

Festival karaoke

Festival karaoke with MC Wendulóna

PRAHA:  15. 11. // 21:00 // Friends Prague, Bartolomějská 11
Free entry

 

Le party imaginaire

Closing party of Mezipatra in Prague

Les amours imaginaires is a sweet cinematic good-bye kiss to the eleventh Mezipatra. Et après: party. Sign up for our newsletter Mezimaily at the homepage of www.mezipatra.cz or follow our pages facebook.com/mezipatra to find out where to go that night.

PRAHA: 16. 11. // 22:30 // Venue: follow our Mezimaily newsletter and facebook

 

CzechoSlovak Freedom Night
International party  for ladies and their friends, djs: Henriette, Sparkling a Sunface

Freedom night is celebrating 5 years of its existence. It has become on of the most visited parties for ladies in Prague. Residents and guests DJs and other performers have been entertaining you once a month, lately in Friends club. One of the most successful parties was Miss Freedom Night, where the best lesbian was chosen and we are proud to announce we will run it again. CzechoSlovakian Freedom Night will play the golden hits of the federation times and you will have an opportunity to enjoy another fabulous night just for you ladies.

PRAHA: 19. 11. // 21:00 - 5.00 // Friends Prague, Bartolomějská 11
Admission: 100 CZK / discounted drinks

 

Visual Communication

The visual identity of the festival, thematically related to the theme of high art, has been traditionally designed by the graphic designer Jan Kolář. The main motif is the figure of an angel who has been an iconic part of high art for centuries. The angel theme is also an ironic reminiscence of the kitschy and dreamlike queer aesthetics. At a closer look, its idyllic appearance is disturbed by the fact that the angle has black wings and a halo. The representation of the wings as austere black lines refers to the theme of film-strips and censorship, the theme Kolář works with in his designs for the Mezipatra festival.

This year’s festival trailer has been made by Radim Labuda, a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and the winner of Jindřich Chalupecký Award who has been dealing with queer art for a long time. The trailer and other works by Radim Labuda were screened in the 2. PATRO club on 23 September and in Café Falk in Brno on 6 October.

The awards for the creators of the winning films have been created by the renowned designer Zdeněk Vacek in collaboration with Daniel Pošta. Again, they will have a form of fully functional metal kaleidoscopes.

Partners of festival

Financial support: Ministerstvo kultury ČR, City of Prague, Goethe-Institut Prague, Embassy of France, Embassy of Sweden, Embassy ot The United States

General meia partner: Česká televize /// Hlavní mediální partner: Český rozhlas 1 Radiožurnál

Media partners: Metro, A2, Metropolis, Cinepur, Radio 1, Radio Wave, Radio Vltava, Rádio Krokodýl, Free Radio, Nový prostor, Cinema, Colour Planet, PragueOut.cz, Anopress IT, iBoys.cz, Gaynet.cz, Screenet, Fullmoon

Media support: 25fps, Expats.cz, Sociál, Topzine.cz, Lesba.cz, 004.cz, Bengáles

Sponzors: Hard Rock Café, Stavoproges, MKM jazyková škola, EasyTalk, LUVR, Restaurace Áčko


Contact for media:

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Znělka 2011

Mezipatra 2012

  • Praha: 8.-14. 11. 2012
    kina Lucerna // Světozor
  • Brno: 16.-22. 11. 2012
    kina Art // KRYT(ISŠA) // Multikulturni centrum STADEC

Ocenění 2011