Come and find out which films won this year's Mezipatra! There will be a live closing ceremony on Saturday, November 21 starting at 7:00 p.m. via Moje kino LIVE platform, where we will announce the winners of all three competitions (feature film, short film, audience award). Hosted by favorite Buchty from Radio Wave. The ceremony will be followed by a screening of Zero Patience film and there will also be a closing online party with DJs NCOL, Still Sparkling and Hnát. Don't wait and purchase your tickets here, they are valid for all three parts of the program.
Don't turn on Netflix today because you're watching films from Mezipatra! But you can get closer to Netflix at 6:00 p.m., as it will be discussed in the Netflix & Queer debate. How has the Pose series changed the portrayal of trans characters? How do animated series like She-ra affect the perception of queer heroes among children? What are the issues and practices of portraying minorities in the film and serial production of Western and Eastern Europe? You will learn all this and even more in a panel discussion with film theorists Šárka Gmiterková, Eva Chlumská, Jana Glocarová and director Martin Velič.
In the Mezipatra LIVE studio, you can rewatch an interview with the director of the sex-driven drama Dry Wind from 6:00 p.m. This will be followed by a recording of a discussion with Viktor Heuman from the Trans*parent association. And then you can watch again the discussion I’m Not a Homophobe, But… about minority stress and its effects on mental and physical health. You can also find all the recordings on our YouTube channel.
If you missed an interview with German director Leonie Krippendorff, you can watch it streamed from our studio Mezipatra LIVE at 6:00 p.m. Leonie Krippendorff presented her film Cocoon about finding oneself in sun-heated Berlin. From 6.30 p.m., it will be followed by a discussion with Aleš Rumpel and Marcela Macháčková about our project Mezipatra in schools. You can celebrate the revolution, but the sexual one, from 7:00 p.m. in the reprise of the discussion Fortune favors the prepared about the PrEP medication that helps against HIV transmission. You can see everything, of course, now already.
Turn your Monday at home into short films evening! For example, enjoy the block It Will Pass that shows that even home may not be a safe place, or Torn from the Chain with heroines and heroes who stand up against the pressure in our society. You shouldn't miss the Queering the Script slide either. What does the representative of Xena, Lucy Lawless, think of the character as a lesbian icon? The documentary, with humor and passionate criticism, recalls essential pop-cultural works. And a special place in our hearts holds the film Matthias & Maxime, which we bought for our distribution.
Sunday's Mezipatra LIVE starts from 6:00 p.m. with interviews of celebrities about their coming out. How did the family and friends of director Kateřina Turečková, YouTuber Lukefry or director Peter Bebjak react? You will find out in the discussion Why We're (Not) Quiet, which will be conducted by journalist Filip Titlbach.
When the parents of fifteen-year-old Ezequiel leave for a month, he finally has enough time and space to satisfy his growing sexual tension. He soon finds distraction in the arms of an older boy, Mono, with whom he enjoys liberating moments of physical as well as spiritual intimacy. But the seemingly idyllic coexistence is soon disturbed by Mono’s “uncle”, who sees not only a handsome youth in Ezequiel, but also an opportunity to make a profit... We’ll be talking about the Argentinian Young Hunter with director Marco Berger at 6:00 p.m.
Have you already seen It Will Pass, a block of short films about the various pitfalls at home? Today at 6:00 p.m., we’ll be talking with Macedonian director Andrey Volkashin about his short film, Snake. Short films are competing for the prize of the student jury (and they can again win an amazing designer award by the award-winning Dechem studio). And we’ll introduce the student jury at 6:40 p.m. Who are Natália Antoňáková, Kryštof Blabla and ISAAC, and which films attracted them and why?
Torn from the Chain is one of our blocks of short films. At 6:00 p.m., we’ll be talking with Simon Bozzelli, the director of J’ador, a film set in the toxically masculine environment of young extremists that you can find in this block. And do you know what Slovak Mezipatra is called? It is Festival Inakosti and we will meet with our Slovak colleagues in the studio at 6:40 p.m.
We’ll meet with the Canadian director Bruce LaBruce in the studio on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. and we’ll discuss his film, Saint-Narcisse. And what’s new in the Haná region? We’ll find out at 6:40 p.m. when we’ll welcome guests from the Ollove collective from Olomouc. This city usually hosts Mezipatra echoes, but this year, you can watch anywhere, so don’t forget to recommend the festival even to your Moravian auntie. And at 7:15 p.m., Karel Vladyka (known as Just Karen) will welcome the protagonists of Trans* docuseries.