What is Mezipatra? Around a hundred top-ranking films on lesbian, bisexual, trans and queer themes+ an international competition + exhibitions, lectures, workshops, discussions and parties + 110 000 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 nonprofit organisations Mezipatra and STUD Brno.

Where? The main festival takes place in Prague and Brno, with related events in Ostrava, Olomouc and elsewhere.

When? Every November. In 2016 the festival runs from 3-10 November in Prague, and from 11-18 November in Brno.

How can I take part? Mezipatra welcomes volunteers, sponsors also of individual films and members of the preparation team.

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