About conference

Industry 4Science section plays a crucial role at AFO since 2013. Within 4Science, Czech experts and world leaders in science popularization focus on how to communicate science in the most entertaining and attractive way. The programme section systematically addresses not only new technological trends, inventions in documentary narrative or new media tendencies but also the role of scientific popularizers and their methods of science communication. Our goal is to create a platform for sharing experiences, enhancing the interaction of science and the audiovisual industry, enforcing science as an important social theme, and last but not least, raising awareness of the potential of science and television formats for entertainment and communicating science to the public.


We are thrilled to introduce the first edition of CONFERENCE 4SCIENCE which opens a discussion on this year’s topic “Representation of History”. The two-day event invites professionals from the film and TV industry alongside top leading scientists from interdisciplinary fields to discuss the world-shaping narratives in the light of innovative approaches of film media.

Participants have the opportunity to meet with filmmakers, festival programmers, TV decision makers, producers, and distributors and share their knowledge of projects designed not only for TV stations but also for Internet platforms, VR and interactive media. CONFERENCE 4SCIENCE offers participation on lectures, panel discussions, case studies, workshops, speed-dating events, and pitching sessions.

CONFERENCE 4SCIENCE includes opportunities to screen appealing 3D popular science films in Czech cinemas, lectures on financing popular science films in Central European space or popularizing science via YouTube or other online platforms. The key part of the conference consists of evening events which with their specific relaxed atmosphere make the perfect environment for acquiring contacts and establishing future co-operation.

Please register for the conference below. This year there is no participation fee. It will take place on Friday 26th April and Saturday 27th April at Corpus Christi Chapel, the inspiring baroque setting of the festival center Konvikt, the former Jesuit College, in Olomouc.


FRIDAY 26/4/2019

10:45 | WELCOME SPEECH | 4Science Conference (Corpus Christi Chapel)

11:00 | OPENING TALK | Christoph Krachten: Clixoom Science & Fiction (Corpus Christi Chapel)

13:00 | PANEL | Chasing History on Screen (Corpus Christi Chapel, 90min)

14:30 | CASE STUDY | Evert_45: WWII through the Eyes of a Teenager  (Corpus Christi Chapel, 60min)

16:00 | PRESENTATIONS | Science for Life: Young Scientists of PU Powered by PechaKucha (Corpus Christi Chapel, 60min)

16:00 | TALK | Ian Christie: How Film Gets Older in the Digital Era (Theatre Hall, 60min)

17:30 | PANEL | Stories of Science Teamwork (Corpus Christi Chapel, 90min, CZ)

19:30 | SESSION | Alison Leigh: What’s the Buzz? (Corpus Christi Chapel, 60min)


SATURDAY 27/4/2019

10:00 | PITCHING | Camp 4Science: Science Films of the Future (Corpus Christi Chapel, 60min)

11:15 | PITCHING | Camp 4Science: Science Films of the Future (Corpus Christi Chapel, 60min)

14:00 | ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS (Auditorium Maximum)

16:00 | KEYNOTE SPEECH | Elena Malakhatka: Immerse yourself into the Future (Reduta MFO, 20min)

16:00 | KEYNOTE SPEECH | Tom Millen: Virtual Time Machine (Reduta MFO, 20min)

16:00 | KEYNOTE SPEECH | Gabo Arora: Representing the Pain of Others. Tomorrow Never Knows. (Reduta MFO, 20min)

16:00 | PANEL | VR Reality of Our History (Reduta MFO, 45min)

19:30 | Awarding Ceremony AFO54 (Moravian Theatre, 120min)