Discussions, lectures and Q&As have always been a key part of Mezipatra. We won't rob you of them this year either – in Prague, experts will talk about the phenomenon of chemsex, and the American filmmaker Rhys Ernst will guide you through the trans* movement history in an interactive discussion. In Brno, experts will focus on such diverse topics as queer literature, sexual assistance, and changes brought by the Velvet Revolution. And both cities will discuss the current issue of same-sex marriages.

It wouldn't be right without guests from abroad. This year, they will come from Berlin, Austria, Spain, France, but also from the USA and Israel. You can meet them at discussions and Q&As, at special screenings, and also at a photographic exhibition and at a unique performance which you certainly shouldn't miss!

The festival catalogue still has the scent of fresh print and will make you smile. You can buy it for 50CZK at the box offices of Lucerna, Světozor, Art and Scala cinemas. Don't hesitate, go and get it!

We've divided the more than forty short films into seven sections. Everybody will choose something!

Portraits of extraordinary personalities and stories of seemingly ordinary characters, insights into most diverse subcultures, numerous questions and frequent difficulties with looking for an answer. You'll find all this in the six distinctive documentaries that we've selected for you this year.

It wouldn't be quite right without a retrospective section. We are returning on the big screen four films which have irrevocably become a part of the queer cinema history.

Ten films from Europe and America are competing for the title of the Best Feature Film (and an original award designed by Dechem studio).

Do you want to guess which film will be most attractive for the international jury of experts and film professionals? Do not miss any of them!

We have revealed the program of the 17th Mezipatra, so you can finally plan your schedule for November. What film or event will you visit?

It's time to reveal a closely guarded secret! Those coming to the NEONE club on Tuesday, 18th October, will find out about the highlights of this year's program, and will be the first ones to see the trailer for the 17th edition of Mezipatra, which was created by the actress, director and musician Johana Svarcova.

Impatient souls and loyal fans, beware! Highlight 19th October in your diary – that is the day we will reveal the whole program of this year’s Mezipatra.

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