The Swedish-Georgian drama from the world of folk dances And Then We Danced hits Czech cinemas. This expressive film, which became the most favorite film of the audience at the 20th anniversary of the Mezipatra festival, is presented as the third film under our new distribution brand Queer Kino. Since May 11, 2020, you can visit cinemas all over the Czech Republic to see Levan Akin's controversial film. Follow our social media, websites of your favorite cinemas or the CSFD website, where the screening times of the film will be gradually published.

Michaela Karásek Čejková has been co-creating the main visuals of our festival with graphic designer Mario Corradini for 5 years. Her undeniable talent brought her to the finals of the Czech Grand Design competition, in which she won the Photographer of the Year 2019 award on April 29, 2020. She received this prestigious award for her photographs of the Sadalsuud collection by jeweler Janja Prokić, photographs for the Czechia project, photographs of the collection To a jen sen (Ester a Josefina) and also for photographs for the visual of the 20th Mezipatra QFF (bellow). Michaela, congratulations!

The online premiere of And Then We Danced on Tuesday, April 28, will be followed by an after party in a virtual rhythm. From 10:15 p.m, QFF Mezipatra Facebook profile will livestream from the Patra club where DJ arnii will play his set. The Prague-based DJ, which belongs to the ONYX label, is, like the film, originally from Georgia. We can promise you that after watching this controversial film about love, dance and traditions, your feet will not stay calm. Dance with us from a safe distance of your living room! We thank Radio Punctum for lending the equipment.

So far there has been no distribution brand in the Czech Republic that focuses exclusively on queer films. This changed in July 2019 when we launched a new distribution brand Queer Kino. Thanks to Queer Kino, anyone can see the best and latest queer-themed films across the country even outside the festival week.

Have you missed some of the short films at the 20th Mezipatra? We've got you covered! Catch up with all the films of this year's short film competition during one weekend in Patra.

We invite you to an online preview of the Swedish-Georgian drama And Then We Danced. This controversial film was supposed to be premiered at the Světozor cinema, but given the current situation we postpone it indefinitely. However, we couldn't wait any longer, so together with My Cinema LIVE (Moje kino LIVE) we are hosting an online premiere on Tuesday, April 28 at 8:30 pm. You do not have to fight for your place, and moreover we can watch a beautiful story about love, dance and tradition from all corners of the country at the same time. (Czech subtitles only).

Submit your film to the 21st edition of Mezipatra Queer Film Festival which will take place in November 2020 in the Czech Republic. Cinematic works of any length and genre created after January 1, 2019, and meeting the criteria mentioned in the Rules and Regulations section, can be submitted through the system until June 20, 2020. We are excited to see your work!

Thank you very much for your support this year and many unforgettable experiences. In 2019, we wish you the best, a lot of queer love and (not only) film inspiration. We look forward to meeting you wherever will it be!

Next screening of the Mezipatra Approved series will take place at the Pilotů cinema on Thursday December 12. This time you will see the American indie comedy Adam, which caused a stir in the world of queer film and at the same time won the jury prize for the best feature film atvthe 20th edition of the Mezipatra QFF. Do not miss the opportunity to see the film and join us for the screening starting at 7:30 p.m.. The film will be followed by a pre-Christmas drink not only with the Mezipater team at the café Patra.

This year's audience was charmed by the film And Then We Danced from the environment of traditional Georgian dance. Those who missed the film at the festival will have plenty of possibilities, as it will be shown in cinemas under our new distribution brand Queer Kino. Congratulations, the success is well deserved!

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