The second year of our Queering the Industry section, which examines the film industry from a queer perspective, begins on Saturday. At 2:00 p.m., we will broadcast a masterclass with a new queer cinema icon - Canadian author John Greyson (whose influential work we featured in the festival retrospective in 2007 and whose film Zero Patience will close the festival this year). At 4:00 p.m., we will talk to the organizers of queer film festivals in Eastern Europe and at 8:00 p.m. we will look into the world of online streaming platforms.

At Friday's Mezipatra LIVE at 6:00 p.m., we will welcome in the studio Faraz Shariat, the director of the opening hit, No Hard Feelings. This colourful story about conspiratorial closeness, trust and the need to belong deservedly won this year’s Teddy Award. It’s because the central question of the story is highly relevant – can a foreign country ever become a genuine home for the young protagonists? There will also be space for your questions, follow and ask during the live stream at our Facebook and YouTube

The 21st Mezipatra begins on Thursday, November 5! We are broadcasting the gala opening of the festival live at Moje kino LIVE at exactly 7:00 p.m. and will again be hosted by Zuzana Fuksová and Ivana Veselková from the Buchty show on Radio Wave. This time we exchange the Lucerna cinema for your couches and our studio. The opening film is the German hit No Hard Feelings. The colorful film about conspiracy, trust and the need to belong justly won this year's Teddy Award. You can buy tickets for the opening here and they are also valid for the subsequent party All for one! Buy something to appease the neighbors, because the party is at your house from 9 p.m. What does the launch of Mezipater look like in your home? What do you wear and what drinks will you serve? Tag us in your instastories!

An accompanying program for film professionals Queering the Industry will take place on the weekend of November 7-8. Discussion Queering online content will address the seemingly free virtual space and its specifics. The guests will be a Russian YouTuber, a journalist from PinkNews or the protagonist of a documentary produced by Stream. The How to make a festival, Eastern edition webinar will bring the experience of organizers of queer film festivals from Poland, Slovenia or Russia.

We invite you to the virtual gala opening of this year's 21st Mezipatra, which will happen live on Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. via the Moje kino LIVE platform. The ceremony will be moderated by Buchty (Ivana Veselková and Zuzana Fuksová from Radio Wave), the evening will continue with the premiere of the German film No Hard Feelings, followed by a party in the form of an online DJ set. Buy a ticket on for CZK 100, which is valid for all three parts of the program. The event is English-friendly.

Mezipatra is happening! It will just be a little different than you’re used to… In these pandemic times, we have no other choice than to move to the virtual world.
What will it look like? The festival will start on November 5 with the opening ceremony, streamed live at Moje kino LIVE. It will be followed by the opening film, German No Hard Feelings about the difficulties of finding your identity when you’re an immigrant and queer on top of that.

Do you also miss visiting the cinema? Then we invite you to a unique screening of the film And Then We Danced on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. on the Moje kino LIVE platform. The sincere drama, which won Audience Award on last year's Mezipatra, caused a wave of conservative protests in director Levan Akin's native Georgia and at the same time won a number of awards, including Best Film at the Odessa IFF and Best Director at the Sarajevo IFF. Don't miss the screening that will make you dance in your living room! You can buy tickets on for CZK 100 (or more, if you want to support our festival). The film will be screened in its original version with Czech subtitles only.

Before the beginning of the 21st Mezipatra, we would love to invite you to the screening of our distribution film Lola on November 2, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. on the Moje kino LIVE platform. Since its launch in 2019, the second feature film by Belgian director Laurent Micheli has reaped success and critical acclaim, including a nomination for the Magritte Award in seven categories. The emotional transformation of the main character in the film was convincingly portrayed by the beginning actress Mya Bollaers, who won the significant Magritte Award for Best Actress. You can buy tickets for the screening at for CZK 100 (or more if you want to support our festival).

This year we will not visit cinemas to see the films of the 21st Mezipatra. Due to the current situation, we are moving the entire film program to the online environment. All the films you would like to visit at Mezipatra can be stream from the comfort of your home. The price of one film will be lower than for physical screenings (CZK 80 for one film) and there will also be packages for film fans available to those who would like to see everything.

It's out! We have revealed the program of this year's festival. This year we will screen the films online (more information coming soon) and the accompanying events will take place physically or online depending on the situation (follow our website for up-to-date information). Everything we have prepared for you this year can be found in the PROGRAM section. The selection of films is in the spirit of the theme of the year "Recovery", which draws attention to the mental and physical health of the queer community. What can you look forward to?

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