Strike a pose! Mezipatra is starting, and the famous opening party is here. Come shake your hips in the shared rhythms provided by DJs Zey, Step by Step and Kewu. The three musketeers of the Prague music scene will play in a friendly spirit, so you can look forward to b2b. And maybe even to b2b2b.

Lucerna, Praha
Nov. 5 / 8:00 p.m.
admission: free

Do you want to find out why the term “transsexuality” is being increasingly avoided, what misgendering is and which pronouns are used by non-binary people? This workshop led by Markéta Bečková, Damian Machaj and linguist Ivana Recmanová from Trans*parent will illustrate on specific examples what terminology is appropriate in the Czech language and how to write not only about issues regarding gender identity.

Svět HUB, Prague
Nov. 6 / 5:00 p.m.
admission: free

Breeeathe in, breeeathe out… Saturday morning will start with a relaxing yoga lesson and guided meditation accompanied by a live set and acoustic instruments. Do you have no experience with yoga or meditation? No worries! Everybody interested in working on relaxing the body and mind is welcome. The relaxation together will be guided by Damian Machaj, whom you might know from the DJ duo of Urxins, and DJ Dash, a well-known club scene personality. Bring your yoga mat.

Svět HUB, Praha
Nov. 7 / 10:00 a.m.
admission: 200 CZK

Online platforms as a seemingly free space for voices that would otherwise be unheard. But to what extent does the online world fulfil this utopian vision? How to make sense of the fragmented environment, find the target group and share an authentic experience? Those answering will be a Russian youtuber, a journalist from PinkNews and one of the co-creators of a documentary produced by Televize Seznam.cz.

Svět HUB, Praha
Nov. 7 / 12:30
admission: free

How to break through in the traditionally masculine club scene? DJ, producer, and activist Monster from the Polish Oramics collective will create four hours of safer space for beginner DJs who identify as female, non-binary or queer. This unique workshop, which will introduce you to CDJs players, is organized by Mezipatra in cooperation with Synth Library Prague.

Synth Library, Praha
Nov. 7 / 2:00 p.m.
admission: free

Although the overall situation of the LGBTQ+ community in the Eastern Bloc is improving, many countries still don’t have the luxury of queer cultural events. Screening films becomes a political gesture with a society-wide impact, facing initially hostile conditions on top of that. How to bring a film festival to life and keep it alive will be discussed by organizers from Poland, Slovenia and Russia.

Svět HUB, Praha
Nov. 7 / 3:00 p.m.
admission: free

The Canadian director John Greyson has made major contributions to the New Queer Cinema canon and is still considered an innovator with a provocative artistic vision and firm political beliefs. He poses important questions about where engaged art ends and activism begins, remaining insistent and sincere throughout his career. How have the positions and challenges of an activist queer artist changed? His film Zero Patience (1993) is featured in our retro section.

Svět HUB, Praha
Nov. 7 / 8:00 p.m.
admission: free

Electro, acid, trance. Solidarity, empowerment, resistance. Monster is all that and much more. The Poznań-based DJ with roots in anarchist rave culture is a member of the music and activist collective Oramics, actively fights Polish anti-queer propaganda and is coming to Mezipatra for the second time. This time as a headliner. Because what kind of recovery would it be without good old friends?

Ankali, Praha
Nov. 7 / TBA
admission: 250 / 300 CZK
18+ event

Short films tend to be the starting point even for the greatest careers. They do, however, lack the prestige of feature films, so they remain unjustly underrated and difficult to finance. How to deal with the already given adverse situation? How to express oneself in a limited space with even more limited means? Filmmakers in this year’s short films competition will explain their approaches.

Svět HUB, Praha
Nov. 8. / 1:30 p.m.
admission: free

Not only possible pitfalls, but also sharing best practices is what a workshop for teachers and everyone who works with children and adolescents will be about. Marcela Macháčková (Mezipatra in schools), Karel Pavlica (S barvou ven, Trans*parent) and guests from the educational environment will advise on how to deal with coming out in the classroom, how to approach LGBTQ + topics at school without prejudices or how to introduce the class to activities for better mutual understanding.

Patra, Prague
Nov. 8 / 2:00 p.m.
admission: free

While queer stories have conquered the silver screens, the situation in television is different. Searching for a compromise between inclusion in the mainstream and addressing the LGBTQ+ audience, combining an attractive narrative with an educational dimension, programming original production or well-established titles -- these and other challenges are discussed by the creators of the hit show SKAM and a representative of the European “gay Netflix”.

Svět HUB, Praha
Nov. 8 / 4 p.m.
admission: free

Do you have nobody to go to the movies with and find online dating a bit impersonal? Come meet people face to face at our fun speed dating. This event, where love will simply flourish, will take place at Patra cafe. Hosted by Bára Šichanová. Spots are limited. Please sign up at www.mezipatra.cz.

Patra, Prague
Nov. 8 / 5:00 p.m.
admission: 100 CZK

The talented director of the younger generation, Leonie Krippendorff, focuses on the experiences of teenage characters who are looking for their own identity and place in society. At the beginning of this year, according to the weekly Variety, she became one of the most remarkable filmmakers in Europe, and now we are screening her latest film Cocoon under the Queer Kino distribution brand. The discussion with the director Krippendorff on the topic of finding and portraying the desires and fears of one generation in a film will be hosted by Ryan Keating-Lambert aka Movie Barf.

Svět HUB, Praha
Nov. 8 / 6:30 p.m.
admission: free

How can the majority society’s intolerance influence someone who is queer? What exactly is minority stress and how does it affect our mental and physical well-being? We’ll talk about all this with social geographer Michal Pitoňák, psychologist Josef Smrž and sex therapist Petra Vrzáčková in a panel discussion focusing on the health of the LGBTQ+ community. In Czech only.

Kino 35, Prague
Nov. 9 / 6:00 p.m.
admission: free

Live recording of the “Vyhonit ďábla” podcast, this time about the OnlyFans phenomenon. Terézia Ferjančeková and Zuzana Kašparová will talk about sex work, shame, digitalization of sex and the social inclusion/exclusion of people who make their living through sex. They will discuss how the OnlyFans platform works and about its related controversies. And they won’t be alone – they’ll invite Melancholia Blackbile, a Czech drag queen who makes money on OnlyFans. In Czech only.

Kino 35, Prague
Nov. 8 / 5:00 p.m.
admission: free

A condom is not the only reliable protection against HIV infection. Pre-exposure prophylaxis or “PrEP” is another option, one which started a revolution in the sex lives of mostly gay and bisexual men. What are the main advantages and disadvantages of this medication that is now available in the Czech Republic as well? Come to expand your horizons to the interactive lecture by Robert Hejzák from Czech AIDS Help Society. In Czech only.

Patra, Prague
Nov. 10 / 6:00 p.m.
admission: free

You may know DJs NCOL, Still Sparkling and Hnát from the Ankali club, or Herna party in Brno. But at our closing party, you’ll meet them in a completely different light. They will build their sets out of their own pop pleasures, which are, in our opinion, not guilty at all. Will there be Madonna? You’ll find out after the closing ceremony at the Lucerna cinema café.

Lucerna, Praha
Nov. 11 / 8:00 p.m.
admission: free

As tradition dictates, we will open the festival in Brno’s Scala cinema. You can look forward to the entertaining girl talk of Ivana Veselková and Zuzana Fuksová, the hosts of the Buchty show on Radio Wave. The evening will also be adorned by a musical performance by the Doodles gay choir, with a repertoire ranging from classical music to 1990s hits. The opening ceremony will be followed by the screening of No Hard Feelings.

Kino Art, Brno
Nov. 14 / 7:00 p.m.
admission: only with the film ticket

Corona hasn’t been kind to us, so this year’s opening in Brno will have to do without a party. But do not despair! You will get vouchers to your favourite LGBTQ+ venues at the door to the opening ceremony, and it’s only up to you which one you’ll visit. Have a shot for Mezipatra and at least go down the memory lane of our epic parties. We’ll make it up to you in better times, we promise!

Brno
Nov. 14 / 10:00 p.m.
admission: free

Coming out requires courage. All the more if you’re a well-known personality. How can it influence your private and professional life? And how will society react? You’ll learn all that in a discussion with director Kateřina Tučková, youtuber Lukefry and director Peter Bebjak, who will share their own experiences. The evening will be hosted by journalist Filip Titlbach.

Jiří Manhen Library in Brno, Brno
Nov. 15 / 6:00 p.m.
admission: free

Come and join us for an unforgettable evening at a place where the door usually remains closed to most. You can look forward to a secret film screening for adults, accompanied by a saucy surprise. A thrilling visual experience at a secret location will tickle all the senses and open the way to hidden desires. Meeting at the stairs behind OC Letmo!

OC Letmo, Brno
Nov. 16 / 6:00 p.m.
admission: free

To escape the chilly autumn weather, we will gladly welcome you in our warm, witty embrace! We understand that “positive” is the most negative word of this year, but we’ll still try to cheer you up. You’ll have a chance to see comedians from the Slzy štěstí collective and newbies from ArtBar. And if you also have ambitions to perform for an audience, just drop us a line at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least a week beforehand.

Trojka café, Brno
Nov. 17 / 6:00 p.m.
admission: free

Let’s be honest, loneliness isn’t right for you. Come and meet face-to-face -- if nothing else, you won’t leave without new friends! Speed dating guarantees the absence of awkward silence as well as wasted time with not exactly the perfect companion. Sign up through the online form at bit.ly/speeddatingbrno2020. Don’t be shy ➵ Cupid’s arrow is on it’s way to you!

Dave’s Club, Brno
Nov. 18 / 6:00 p.m. girls, 7:30 p.m. boys
admission: free

Come for a beer with the festival team and ask truly ANYTHING. What does the preparation of Mezipatra involve and how long does it take? What would you like to see in the upcoming years? When did we find out we belong to the queer community? Will you come up with a more awkward question than “who’s the mommy and who’s the daddy”? Be bold, direct, unabashed! Today, we’re talking without shame! #heterofriendly

Café Alfa, Brno
Nov. 18 / 6:00 p.m.
admission: free

How did the Pose series change the depiction of trans characters? How do animated shows such as She-ra influence the perception of queer protagonists in children? What are the questions and practices in depicting minorities in film and TV production in Western and Eastern Europe? You will learn all that and much more in a panel discussion with film theorists Šárka Gmiterková, Eva Chlumská, Martin Velič and Jana Glocarová.

Kino No Art, Brno
Nov. 19 / 6:00 p.m.
admission: free

Do you know what Stonewall was? When and where was the first Pride organized? Do you know all the names of the contestants of RuPaul’s Drag Race by heart? Well, the victory is yours! And if you’re lost in this topic, you’ll become an expert after our quiz. The information-packed and unforgettable experience will be provided by the host of the evening, the phenomenal Brno drag queen Ivory Divine.

Trojka café, Brno
Nov. 20 / 6:00 p.m.
admission: 50 CZK

The closing of Mezipatra’s 21st edition will again be hosted by Radio Wave’s Buchty, the duo Ivana Veselková and Zuzana Fuksová. We will award the audience film hit of the festival at the closing ceremony, at which enchanting singer/songwriter Eva Gadhof will perform. The final film of this year’s festival will be Zero Patience. The closing party will follow, after which a long recovery will be needed!

Kino Art, Brno
Nov. 21 / 7:00 p.m.
admission: only with the film ticket

Granny will have to sit this one out this time, as we’ll be closing the 21st edition non-traditionally, but still! You’ll get vouchers to your favourite LGBTQ+ friendly venues at the door to the closing ceremony, and you can then have a drink there and share not only your film impressions. We’re looking forward to meeting again and dancing at parties next year, because that one will be wild!

Brno
Nov. 23 / 10:00 p.m.
admission: free

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