On Thursday, August 13, 2020, we met at the Lucerna cinema for the gala premiere of the new Queer Kino distribution film Lola. The film was presented by director Laurent Micheli himself and the charming protagonist Mya Bollaers. The screening was followed by a debate with the creators, and then we went to Café Patra for an after party. Judging by the applause after the screening, we definitely recommend everyone else to visit the film in theaters!
On Monday, August 3, we launched the accompanying Prague Pride program titled Identity in the City in the Kasárna Karlín venue. The traditional Pub quiz met with great participation (certainly also due to the dazzling host Tonic Garbage) and after the competition, the audience had the chance to attend the screening of the best short films of last year's festival.
On Tuesday, August 4, we hosted the accompanying Prague Pride program titled Identity in the City in the Kasárna Karlín venue. We organized Speed dating where the love of life may had been born! The dating was followed by a screening of the Polish drama Nina, which was very popular at last year's festival.
As part of our Identity in the City program at Prague Pride on Wednesday, August 5, we discussed how LGBTQ+ people live in Chechnya and the surrounding areas and what challenges they have to face in their personal lives. For security reasons, we did not publish photos of the speakers. After the discussion in Kasárna Karlín, we followed up thematically with the screening of the film Welcome to Chechnya, which was the premiere Promítej i ty! in cooperation with the One World Festival.
As part of our Identity in the City program at Prague Pride in Kasárna Karlín on Thursday, August 6, we discussed how queer culture is reflected in Czech education. Marcela Macháčková presented the project Mezipatra at schools and invited interesting guests: doc. PhDr. Irena Smetáčková, Ph.D., Aleš Rumpel and Adam Šindelář. This was followed by a screening of the popular film Adam, which won the Main Jury Award at Mezipatra last year.
On Friday, August 7, at the Prague Pride accompanying program Identity in the City in Kasárna Karlín, we learned about the current situation of the LGBTQ + community in Georgia. After a very interesting Movie Barf debate with Tbilisi Pride, the screening of the film And Then We Danced took place, which won the Audience Award at our festival last year.