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Mezipatra Queer Film Festival [WEB ARCHIVE 2000--2012] - They say about us

Mezipatra Queer Film Festival [WEB ARCHIVE 2000--2012] - They say about us

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

They say about us

“The best queer film festival ever”. John Cameron Mitchell, director (Shortbus)

“Mezipatra Film festival has become the respected registered partner of other film festivals taking place in Czech Republic.” Václav Havel



“The Mezipatra Queer Film Festival is on it’s way to become the most important queer film festival of Europe and it already IS the most friendly, professional and progressive one.” Dominik & Benjamin Reding, directors (Oi! Warning)

“There are festivals you have to attend because of your career. There are festivals you attend and forget immediately afterwards. And then there are festivals which grow on you, which you want to go back to again and again, and where you feel that the people you meet there might become your friends. Mezipatra is just such a festival.” João Pedro Rodrigues, director, Portugal

“This is a well-run and well-conceived festival. The events were very well attended, the program was thoughtful and varied and the organization was personal and efficient.” Jack Judith Halberstam, University of Southern California, USA

“I am of the firm opinion that Mezipatra is a vital contributor to current-day Czech culture, and that its significance is twofold; it's at once an important film cultural event, presenting many worthy and challenging films which would not otherwise receive a screening thereabouts, as well as a rallying point for the only relatively recently out but increasingly visible Czech queer community. They also know how to throw a damn fine party, and their catch-all embrace and celebration of human diversity should sound a clarion call to the greater Czech society.” Cerise Howard, Senses of Cinema

“The best GLBT festival in Europe, with an original and imaginative programme.” Amnon Buchbinder, director (Whole New Thing)

“Mezipatra has extraordinary energy. The program is a great mix of experiment, retrospective and new work.” Greta Schiller, director Emmy award

“One of the strong points of Mezipatra is its audience. I have been to many gay and lesbian festivals, both as a film maker and a distributor, and I must say that gay and lesbian films don’t usually appeal to young – let alone heterosexual – audiences.” Hong Khaou, director (Summer)

“The perfect mix of strong competition, topical subject matter, high level of discussion and an open atmosphere make Mezipatra an indispensable part of the European film festival scene. It attracts a hugely diverse audience – a major step towards aligning film with the politics of tolerance.” Carla Despineux, International Women’s Film Festival IFFF Dortmund/Cologne

“With its wide scope of activities, including international competitions of new films, retrospectives of renowned directors, an overview of Czech films and a number of discussions and talks on specific topics, Mezipatra offers something for everybody. This is reflected in the diversity of its audiences.” Skadi Loist, Hamburg Lesbian and Gay FF

"There are many gay and lesbian film festivals throughout Europe, and Mezipatra is one of the most cutting edge.”

“At the beginning Mezipatra was looked upon as a subcultural, somewhat quirky event, focusing on provocative topics. Today, Mezipatra is an important part of the festival mainstream.” Jakub Macek, Metropolis magazine

“The programme is first-rate.” Tereza Brdečková, Respekt magazine

“A very professionally run festival.” Veronika Bednářová, Reflex magazine

“Despite still being something of a novelty for many people, Mezipatra has now been around for ten years and no longer needs to fight for the emancipation of cultural artefacts and films featuring homosexual protagonists. It is not only about gaining majority recognition for minority documentaries and full length features made by gay film makers. In the words of the festival’s patron, Václav Havel, Mezipatra has long been the legitimate registered partner of other film events taking place in Czech Republic. For years, in fact, the festival has been surpassing its stated objectives. Its goals are no longer limited to the social emancipation of “guys who date guys” or “girls who date girls”. Mezipatra actually offers important society-wide themes, such as tolerance, xenophobia, combating the stereotypes through which we view the world around us, and the acceptance of not only sexual otherness. (…) Self-ironic, mildly educational, imaginative.” Luboš Mareček, MF DNES

“Seeing Jarman’s films in the exhibition space on Národní třída was a unique experience.” Lenka Dolanová, A2

“Mezipatra film festival has rightly become a stable part of the Brno cultural scene. For ten years it has offered Brno audiences thought-provoking films that encourage debate on the themes human sexuality, and gender and other stereotypes. In addition, the festival provides a forum where gay and straight filmgoers can come together.” Martin Ander, former Deputy Mayor of Brno

“Mezipatra is by far one of the most important venues for queer cinema internationally. Their sophisticated, yet approachable, way of exhibiting and contextualizing historical and innovative queer cinema sets them ahead of the pack. They are not a festival to watch, but a force to be considered.” Jake Yuzna, director (Open)

“My first attendance at Mezipatra was a great experience and I'm very happy I came to Prague. The atmosphere is really unique and the whole event has a very high quality. The devotion of the staff to film is amazing and makes the event unforgettable. The staff truly cares about film and the filmmakers and is very helpful to make nearly every wish come true. I'm sure to come back.” Joachim Post, LGFF Hamburg

“Mezipatra is underground for a large audience. It is a platform for all aspects and colors of queer cinema and culture that might otherwise remain unnoticed in this big world out there. I recommend it to anyone, queer or not, let Mezipatra broaden our minds.” Denis Todorović, director (Sasha)

“Mezipatra Team put together an amazing programme open for all genders, ages and backgrounds. The old venues in Prague are balanced by modern queer talks, the retrospective honours great pavemakers and the mixed crowd knows how to party. Thumbs up for Mezipatra.” Pia Thilmann, director of Berlin Drag festival

“An excellent selection of films and complementary events.” James McKay, producer (Derek, Blue, The Garden)

“Mezipatra is one of the most effective queer film festivals in the world right now. It always provides a wide array of films from around the world with very interesting discussions from directors, producers, etc. I have now made a point of coming from the United States three years in a row with a class of US students specifically for this festival. It has meant that issues connected to Prague, the Czech Republic, and Eastern Europe more generally are very present in classes at my university.” Robert McRuer, George Washington University

“This is a well-run and well-conceived festival. The events were very well attended, the program was thoughtful and varied and the organization was personal and efficient.” Jack Judith Halberstam, University of Southern California, USA

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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