Although things are looking a bit dire in the film industry lately, there’s still hope! Many Prague-based film festivals are adapting and moving online this season and the Mezipatra Queer Film Festival, now in its 21st year, is no exception. The festival will retain its youthful, colourful and carefree spirit despite the circumstances, and will kick off on November 5th with a live broadcast on streaming service Moje Kino, where you can watch a number of award-winning LGBTQ films until November 12th.
New Czech LGBT film distributor Queer Kino will bring Xavier Dolan’s new film Matthias & Maxime to Czech cinemas this Thursday the 14th of November after a sold-out premiere at Prague’s Mezipatra Queer Film Festival this week.
This year, Czech Republic’s queer film festival Mezipatra will celebrate its 20th anniversary from November 7th – 14th with a wonderfully diverse programme carefully selected in line with this year’s theme ‘Winds of Change’ – a focus on the persistence and drive one must have to bring continuous change to a world that is still far from perfect. Check out this year’s festival trailer by Jay Walker.
To celebrate its landmark 20th anniversary, Prague’s Mezipatra Queer Film Festival recently announced that they have kicked off the summer with their new LGBTQ film distribution label Queer Kino.
The 19th Mezipatra Queer Film Festival is fast approaching and the festival has just released their programme along with this year’s theme, ‘Beyond Reality’, which promises to fully immerse audiences in fantasy and vivid imagination.
Czech Republic’s annual queer film festival Mezipatra recently started a crowdfunding campaign on hithit.com to raise funds for a new LGBTQ community centre in Vršovice’s Patra bar and cafe, and needs your support!
Festival darling Beach Rats is a coming-of-age story that is sometimes dreary but often elevated by a superb performance by Harris Dickinson.
Tom of Finland is a surprisingly light-hearted biopic of the artist behind the revolutionary Tom of Finland cartoons. A good opener for the 18th Mezipatra Queer Film Festival and a strong foundation for this year’s ‘Be Your Own Champion’ motto.
The 18th Mezipatra Queer Film Festival is upon us and as always, promises to be an exciting and diverse week of films, debates, and parties based around the LGBTI community. The festival will take place in Prague from November 2 – 9, and in Brno from November 10 – 17.
The Ornithologist is an experimental film by award winning Portuguese director João Pedro Rodrigues (The Last Time I Saw Macao) about one man’s journey to sainthood through the Portuguese wilderness. Gorgeous cinematography and dynamic use of sound make this an absolute treat for the senses even if the narrative is somewhat confusing at times – ok, so it’s extremely confusing at times but somehow I think that was the whole point.