“We ♥ Butts” is not only a German collective of photographers, but also an organiser of sex parties. Its founder Mark Walder was driven by the idea of creating sex-positive and body-positive spaces. Sex and photography are two forms of communication for him to shape these spheres. We will introduce samples of their work and a special calendar selection at café Patra. The exhibition is not suitable for children.
Nov. 5, 7:00 p.m.
The festival’s opening party will be pretty wild this year. Following the L’Animale screening, the thematic party will have our favourite DJs Urxins, Step by Step and Nevinnost at the turntable. And just like every year, you can look forward to special Jameson drinks. Admission is free.
Nov. 8, 10:30 p.m.
How do we navigate being queer or trans when puberty hits? The short film See Me documents one Czech teenager’s journey through gender. After the screening, teens and youth group leaders will discuss LGBTQIA youth issues. English and Czech friendly.
Nov. 10, 3:00 p.m.
How do queer voices sound, what rhythm do they have and does the society listen to them enough? We will talk about queer voices and sounds in the discussion organized together with Synth Library Prague and their Trigger-System musical education program that focuses on music diversity and the system of control not only in the field of music technology. You can look forward to the DJ and activist ODA Haliti, one of the headliners of Saturday party Fata Morgana, DJ Monster, a member of the Polish Oramics team, and DJ Gaya, co-founder of ofeer femme collective MEOTAR. Discussion in English is hosted by Mary C, music journalist and co-founder of Synth Library Prague.
Nov. 10, 5:00 p.m.
After the TRIGGER: Sound, Music and Voices of the Queer Community discussion, you can put theory to practice. The DJ party Warm Up will focus on the queer community’s diverse music selection. And it will be provided exclusively by women: DJs Monster, Tasya and Mary C. Come warm up before Mezipatra’s main party!
Nov 10., 6:30 p.m.
Mezipatra’s biggest party in Prague this year will introduce DJs Acado (formerly Techno Frühstück) from Berlin. Their sets full of tech-house beats will rock the industrial Ankali club in Vršovice until the morning hours. Other performers will include ODA (KS), Oliver Torr, and Mashapes. Atmospheric lighting will be provided by Lunchmeat.
Nov. 10, 11:00 p.m.
admission: CZK 250 / CZK 290 (after midnight)
Event is for adults (18+) only
After brunch at Patra café, you’ll have the unique opportunity to meet one of the members of our main jury: Stuart Richards, an expert on queer cinema and the author of The Queer Film Festival: Popcorn and Politics. The discussion on the direction of queer festivals and queer culture in general will be hosted by Mezipatra’s former director, Aleš Rumpel.
Nov 11., 1:00 p.m. brunch, 2:00 p.m. discussion
Birgit Bosold became the first woman to head the Schwules Museum in Berlin. Her leadership brought to life the successful Homosexualität_en exhibition three years ago. The topics for discussion will include such social challenges as racism, populism and misogyny, which nowadays affect (not only) the LGBTQ+ community. Hosted by the historian Anna Hájková.
Nov. 12, 6:00 p.m.
In the early 1970s, lesbian feminists in the US invented the utopian concept of complete separation of women from male dominated society. Ramzi Fawaz, associate professor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will explore how the films Zardoz (1974) and Born in Flames (1983) visually imagined what a separatist society might look like and discuss the imaginative critiques of lesbian feminist values that experimental cinema offered.
Světozor, Malý sál
Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m.
A wild party where you can experience the atmosphere of New York and the iconic club kids. Those who know films such as Party Monster, the sex-filled Shortbus and the exquisite The Rocky Horror Picture Show already have a hunch about the style of the evening. Stars of the program: Angelina Angelic, Therese Rosier with Chlorophyll von Needle, Hayley THE STRANGE and Gia Jones.
Nov. 13, 8:00 p.m. door open, 8:30 p.m. start of the show
admission: CZK 300 BUY
Just like every proper romantic film, Mezipatra will also have a happy ending. Celebrate it with us at the closing party in Lucerna bar after the screening of Show Me Love. The music will be taken care of by DJs Vermillion, Elskë and Ncol.
Nov 14., 10:30 p.m.
As usual, our programme in Brno will start with an exhibition opening: Beyond Reality by the Motyčková sisters, touching the issue of how society views the LGBT community. Šárka Motyčková’s cartoon micro-stories emphasises human stupidity and prejudices. And the audiovisual work of her sister Marie describes what it’s like to live in someone else’s skin. What do you say to that?
Café Bar Scala
Nov. 14, 6:00 p.m.
We’ll enter the whirlwind of this year’s Mezipatra in Brno together with the popular host, stand-up comedienne and translator of stories not only with gay and lesbian characters, Adéla Elbel. After this ladies’ night, the festival will open with the screening of L’Animale. And after the film’s closing credits, there will be a lavish buffet in the cinema’s foyer to provide you with sustenance for the long Friday party.
Nov. 16, 7:00 p.m.
admission: only with the film ticket
This year’s most animalistic party will let you show your true animal self. Never-ending rhythms by Martin Hrdina and an abundance of visualizations by Machal Pavlík, aka TYJSITY DJs, will pump up one of the wildest parties of this year’s Mezipatra. You’ll feel like you’re in an actual jungle thanks to the energetic dancers from Art Factory. Tails, animal ears and zebra stripes are welcome.... Release your inner beast! And follow our FB event (also petty wild).
Wild news of this year's edition of Mezipatra: We offer an opening package to the opening ceremony and the following Animal Party in Scala in combination with a ticket to the Ultra 80's Party in Tržnice for just CZK 300. Buy in Scala!
Nov. 16, 10:00 p.m.
admission: CZK 40 with film ticket, CZK 100 without film ticket, or within our opening package (see above)
Would you like to fly like Icarus, but without falling? The experts from Joyful AcroYoga will initiate you into acrobatics.Two hours in the clouds guaranteed. The lesson is suitable even for complete beginners. Come with your significant other or alone. Don’t forget a change of clothes and a mat. And let’s fly.
Nov. 17, 6:00 p.m.
admission: CZK 100
Nov. 17, 6:00 p.m. for girls, 7:30 p.m. for boys
Celebrate Freedom Day with Saturday night fever! Pull your mother's dress out of the closet and adjust your dad's favorite shirt and go out. We will dance our shoes off to the 80's hits on the third floor of Tržnice at Zelný trh, which we will beam for one night as a lampion with great UV decorations by Shivadeco and crazy glowing balloon decorations from Zvířátka z balónků and with ourselves as well. You can look forward to two hot dance performances by Hoops Brno, and in the meantime, DJ Giovannni and DJ Messer playing. Do you want to know more? Follow our event on FB. 9:30 p.m. open door and we go until morning...
Do you want to go to both parties of Mezipatra 2018 in Brno? We get it, that's why we offer an opening package to the opening ceremony and a follow-up Animal Party in Scala in combination with a ticket to the Ultra 80's Party in Tržnice for just CZK 300. Buy in Scala!
Nov. 17, 10:00 p.m.
admission: CZK 200 or in the opening package (see above)
Ready, steady, go! The experienced ultra-marathon runner Linda from the Brno Runners Club will explain proper running techniques, how to breathe and other hacks for you to become the Forrest Gump of Brno. The lesson is suitable for beginners and the lower-intermediate. The facilities at Coffee Trail café and a small snack are of course provided.
Nov. 18, 10:00 a.m.
YouTubers – what they upload, you share. Is it fun, a hobby, or a job? Does a YouTuber live outside of reality or within? Peek behind the curtain of the queer YouTube scene and meet up with leading gay YouTubers. But be careful: it might be shared on YouTube! Guests: Dva tátové, Gabrielle Clement and Book’s Calling. Hosted by Renato Salerno.
Nov. 18, 6:00 p.m.
Selfies as a way of making money? If you can do it, go for it! Instagram is a way to present yourself by pictures. Many people fulfill their dreams because of it. Do you want to create a catchy bio, be the hashtag master, beat the statistics, create your feed’s visual, and preferably everything at once? Tereza Koukalová and Samuel Varga will give you some tips how.
Nov. 19, 6:00 p.m.
admission: CZK 100
Nov. 20, 6:00 p.m.
admission: CZK 50
In her lecture, Edna, a prominent Czech rigger, will reveal the mysterious world of non-traditional sexual techniques. We’ll learn how life can be spiced up by these kinks dominated by pain, domination and submission. Get ready to loosen up – we’ll saturate your shades of grey. For adults (18+) only.
Nov. 21, 6:00 p.m.
Would you like to learn about nice gay places that will warm up not only your heart? In that case, Lame Bitches, aka motivational speakers, are exactly what you need. On a walk under the streetlights, they will guide you through thematic venues and let you sample the proper Brno buzz.
At the Jošt statue at Moravské náměstí
Nov. 22, 8:00 p.m.
This year’s Mezipatra will come to an end in the company of our exclusive host, Tony Sue who fought for the gay community’s rights with his “Pink Light” song in the 1980s. If it is really him who arrives. As tradition dictates, the most popular film of this year’s edition will receive the audience award. After the screening of the iconic Pink Narcissus, you can get a drink with Tony at the festival’s closing party.
Nov. 23, 8:30 p.m.
admission: only with the film ticket
Have you ever partied at City Hall? The ending party will say goodbye to the last scraps of our energy. The turntables will be operated by DJ Ex-Ředitelka with her musical set, which will even put Tony Manero to shame. Saying goodbye to Mezipatra in Brno will be worth it, so make sure to show up.
Nov. 23, 10:00 p.m.
admission: CZK 50 / free with God’s Own Country film ticket