What is Mezipatra? Around a hundred top-ranking films on lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and queer themes+ an international competition+ exhibitions, lectures, workshops, discussions and parties+ 85 000 viewers, both gay and straight, in ten different cities in the Czech Republic
What is queer? The term queer includes anybody who feels traditional gender categories to be inadequate, regardless of their sexual orientation or the sexual identity they were born with. It liberates us from traditional notions of sexual and gender identity based on the fixed categories of man/woman, heterosexual/ homosexual.
What’s our aim? Our aim is to bring world-class cinema to as large and diverse an audience as possible. We would like to draw attention to the inseperability of the private and the public, the individual and society, and offer a balanced portrayal of people who are generally depicted in mainstream culture and media in terms of stereotype and cliché.
Who are we? Mezipatra is produced by STUD Brno, a nonprofit organisation that has been actively involved in LGBT issues for seventeen years.
Where? The main festival takes place in Brno and Prague, with related events in Ostrava, Olomouc, Pilsen, Pardubice and České Budějovice and elsewhere.
When? Every November. In 2011 the festival runs from 2-8 November in rno, and from 10-16 November in Prague.
How can I take part? Mezipatra welcomes volunteers, sponsors also of individual films) and members of the preparation team.