A large part of the accompanying program in Prague comprises the popular section not only form film professionals, Queering the Industry. It will take place in Svět HUB at the weekend of November 6-7, and is fully in English. The first day will start at 11 a.m. with the Festivals of the Future discussion with the representatives of young queer film festivals from Cyprus, remote parts of Italy, and Portugal. At 2 p.m., it will be followed by a discussion on casting queer characters in Who Gets to Tell Your Story?, with the representatives of queer cinema from all over Europe.
Apart from the main competition, the festival also features a selection of short films. The films, judged by a student jury, are divided into seven thematically different blocks. Eyes on You offers stories of female protagonists - among these you can look forward to Each and Every Night (Et Chaque nuit) that will bring you to an animated world full of imagination where little Lea has been seeing shiny deer-like creatures. Another one is a German movie Frida, an intimate and quiet study of the need for human closeness won the Queer Palm for Best Short Film at the Cannes Film Festival. The film In this moment / En ce moment) brings a personal analysis of two women’s fragile bond and in the details of the poetic camera captures the ups and downs of living together.
The main competition of Mezipatra Queer Film Festival will introduce ten feature films. Six of the films competing for the prize of the international jury were directed by women. One of them is the French director Catherine Corsini and her harsh social drama, The Divide (Le Fracture), about a couple whose mishap leads them to the emergency room of a Paris hospital during the Yellow Vests protests.
Mezipatra QFF celebrates life! The 22nd edition of the festival will showcase films that celebrate life at any age and the diversity of queer identity. We invite you to the Petrohradská Cinema(Petrohradská 13/438, Praha 10) on October 14 at 6:00 PM, where we will premiere the festival trailer directed by Štěpán FOK Vodrážka. During the evening, we will also present this year’s program of the festival. Join us to know which films you simply cannot miss! DJ Ncol will accompany you throughout the evening. Up-to-date info in the FB event.
The winner of Teddy Award from Berlinale and the absolute winner of last year's Mezipatra, the film No Hard Feelings is heading to Czech cinemas. We invite you to the premiere of this bold debut of Faraz Shariat, which will take place on Wednesday, October 6, in the Pilotů cinema in Vršovice. There is screening from 6:30 PM and screening from 7:00 PM , both English-friendly. Don't wait any longer to buy your ticket! You can also find up-to-date information on the Facebook event. After the screening, feel free to join us for a little after-party with music just around the corner in Patra (Krymská 17, Praha 10). Everyone with a film ticket gets a free welcome drink!
Festival passes for the 22nd edition of Mezipatra QFF are now on sale. There is only a limited number available, so do not hesitate to use the offer of 7 films for the price of 5. You can buy the passes for CZK 690 in Prague at the Lucerna, Světozor and Pilotů cinemas, and at the Art cinema in Brno. Either at the box office or online (except for the Pilotů cinema in Vršovice). They will be on sale until October 14, 2021, when we will reveal the full program. After that, you can exchange them at the box offices of the respective cinemas for tickets to specific films.
During the Prague Pride festival on August 2–6, 2021, we will present a program called Identity in the City. In the pleasant environment of the Kasárna Karlín, you will be able to attend evening screenings and take part in debates on current queer topics. If necessary, the screening is moved from the Summer Cinema to the Garages, so we won't be stopped even by bad weather! Admission to discussions is free, for films voluntary.
We invite you to the screening of The 34th: The Story of Marriage Equality in Ireland, which we are co-organizing with the Embassy of Ireland. The screening of Linda Cullen & Vanessa Gildea's engaging documentary will take place on July 21 at 9:30 PM in a beautiful summer cinema in the Kinsky Garden. The film will be introduced by Czeslaw Walek from the Jsme fér (We Are Fair) initiative, which strives for marriage equality in the Czech Republic, and a representative from the Embassy of Ireland. You can buy tickets for CZK 99 directly on the spot and there is no need for booking (there are plenty of seats).