The 17th edition of Mezipatra festival featured a total of 64 queer themed films. The Prague part of the festival was attended by 7.000 visitors and guests from eight different countries. What movies scored as the best? The Main Jury Award went to The Ornithologist by Portuguese director João Pedro Rodrigues, the prize for the best short film had been awarded to Norwegian Thanks for Dancing. Based on the votes of the audience, the number one movie was Conor Gorgan's documentary TheQueen of Ireland.
Once again this year, all the winners of main awards at Mezipatra will get unique awards by Dechem design studio which consists of Michaela Tomišková and Jakub Janďourek. This year, they have prepared mirrors for the filmmakers: “It is some kind of vanity, in a way – the winners thus can appreciate themselves,” explain the artists.
A student jury evaluates the festival’s short films and hands out the award for Best Short Fiction Film.