On Saturday, November 21, 2020, the live closing ceremony took place, where the winning films of this year's festival were announced. The ceremony was hosted by Buchty from Radio Wave. Which films scored in the three competition categories and which one received special recognition? Watch the recording to find out!
What are the issues and practices of portraying minorities in the film and series production in Western and Eastern Europe? How has the Pose show changed the portrayal of trans characters and how do She-Ra-like animation series affect children's perceptions of queer heroes? You will learn all this in a panel discussion with film theorists Š. Gmiterková, E. Chlumská, J. Glocarová and director M. Velič, which took place on November 19, 2020. Hosted by Matúš Slamka.
Saturday, November 14, at Mezipatra belonged to the erotic thriller Young Hunter, which we discussed with its director Marco Berger. The film competes for the Main Jury prize that consists of Brigid O’Shea, Bára Šichanová, and Marián Amsler this year. Which films have they liked the most so far?
In our studio on Friday, November 13, 2020, we talked with Macedonian director Andrey Volkashin about his film Snake, which competes in the short film section in the block It will pass. Who decides the winner? Meet this year's Student Jury.
On Thursday, November 12, 2020, we talked with director Simon Bozzelli about toxic masculinity in our studio. In the Czech Republic, we have Mezipatra, in Slovakia there is Inakosť. Listen to a Czechoslovak interview about queer film festivals.
On Wednesday, November 11, 2020, directors Filip Štoček and Štěpán Svoboda spoke about their Trans* docu-series. Three selected episodes were then presented directly by their actors: Fipah, Viktor Heumann and Andrea Porschová.
On Wednesday, November 11, 2020, we talked with provocateur Bruce LaBruce about his fetishist Saint-Narcisse. And Ondřej Moučka from the Ollove association in Olomouc told us what's new at Haná.
On Tuesday, November 9, we discussed the erotic thriller Dry Wind with director Daniel Nolasco in our studio, followed by an interview with Viktor Heumann from Trans*parent, and ended the program with a debate on minority stress and LGBTQ + community health with social geographer Michal Pitoňák, psychologist Josef Smrž. and sexologist Petra Vrzáčková.
We ended the evening program on November 10 with an interactive lecture on PrEP with Robert Hejzák from the Czech AIDS Aid Society. What are the main advantages and disadvantages of a drug that you can have prescribed even in the Czech Republic?
On Tuesday, November 10, we talked to Leonie Krippendorff about her film Cocoon. This was followed by an interview about queer education in Czech schools with Marcela Macháčková and Aleš Rumpel from the Mezipater team, who are implementing our successful project Mezipatra in schools.