For the first time in the festival's history, we have included events specifically for film professionals in the program called Queering the Industry. Over the weekend, we heard a master class from director Rhys Ernst and producer Michael Raisler, we talked about financing queer films and discussed how to create networks in the film industry with our foreign guests. All the events went well and we can confirm that we will do industry program next year as well!
The Mezipatra weekend was packed! Several filmmakers have personally presented their short films (Dawid Ullgren, Gregor Valentovic and Anna Buda Flora), the legendary Mahide Lein came all the way from Berlin to screen 90's lesbian film magazines, we laughed and danced on a drag show with film topics and after the biggest party in Ankali we regenerated on Sunday brunch. We must not forget the industry program, which we processed in a separate gallery. You were a great audience!
We launched the 20th edition of the festival at the Lucerna cinema with the American indie comedy Adam, which was presented by the director Rhys Ernst himself. We were very pleased to meet you on the dance floor at the Genesis party with the DJs Mary C., mimomrtn and Šimon Holý.
On October 15, the festival trailer by Jay Walker was premiered at Patra. On the agenda was also a presentation of part of this year's program by our program director Sandra Hezinová. Are you already looking forward to the golden 20th edition as we are?
Photo: Johana Němečková
Lights, camera, action! How did the making of 20th festival trailer look like? Take a look at our gallery and come to the Patra Café on October 15, where we will present this year's program "Winds of Changes" and the premiere of the trailer. Photo: Eliška Hauserová
Let's look back at the Summer Film School in Uherské Hradiště, where we screened the French drama Sauvage. The improvised cinema at the local gym was more than full and we thank you for that! The program director Sandra, who also introduced the film, and DJ Tasya, played awesome music at the afterparty.
The traditional parade for LGBTQ + rights (this year on August 10, 2019) is the high light of Prague Pride, which was also evident in its abundant participation. To accompany our walk, from our car played DJ Step by Step, which you may know from our festival parties. Thank you for the amazing atmosphere. And as they say, without rain there is no rainbow!
Tradiční průvod prahou za práva LGBTQ+ komunity patří k vyvrcholením Prague Pride, což bylo poznat i na hojné účasti. K chůzi nám z mezipaterního auta zahrála DJka Step by Step, kterou můžete znát z festivalových party. Děkujeme za úžasnou atmosféru. A jak se říká, bez deště není duhy!
On the third day of the Prague Pride accompanying program Identity in the citydentity in the city on August 8, 2019, we organised a debate on Queer Art during the climate crisis. Visual artist and performer Darina Alster, her pupil, artist and stage designer Jan Matýsek, and curator Zuzana Jakalová (Display - Association for Research and Collective Practice) came to discuss. Radim Labuda took the chair. Thematically, we continued with screening of the retro film High Art.
Friday evening at the accompanying program Prague Pride Identity in the city 9. 8. 2019 we competed for beautiful prizes in the queer pub quiz. Moderated by the well-known Prague drag queen Just Karen, which you could see on the Mezipatra car on Saturday parade. The quiz was followed by a screening of selected short films from 2018.