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Be part of it! AFO55 student jury selection

Hello earthlings!

Do you like films about discoveries? Are you a student of the Palacký University?  Are you tempted to experience a film festival from a bit of a different perspective? If your answer was 3 times yes, we have something just for you! For the next AFO (where AFO stands for Absolutely fantastic organization) we are looking for student jury members. The student jury represents an important role in the festival hierarchy.

Hello earthlings!

Do you like films about discoveries? Are you a student of the Palacký University?  Are you tempted to experience a film festival from a bit of a different perspective? If your answer was 3 times yes, we have something just for you! For the next AFO (where AFO stands for Absolutely fantastic organization) we are looking for student jury members. The student jury represents an important role in the festival hierarchy.

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INTERVIEW: “A good festival producer should be invisible,” says Nikola Dašková, Head of AFO Production.

AFO  is drawing near; the festival commences in two months from 23 to 28 April. We interviewed the festival Head of Production, Nikola Dašková, on the latest additions to the festival, the ongoing endeavour to make it better and to deal with its growing popularity. “It is important for us to reach more people each year,” says Nikola. For more information, consult the following interview.

AFO  is drawing near; the festival commences in two months from 23 to 28 April. We interviewed the festival Head of Production, Nikola Dašková, on the latest additions to the festival, the ongoing endeavour to make it better and to deal with its growing popularity. “It is important for us to reach more people each year,” says Nikola. For more information, consult the following interview.

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84 FILMS: International, Czech & Slovak and Short Film Competition

The competition programme is based on a careful preselection of films by the dramaturgy team which maps the current production over the entire year and, besides the individually registered competition films, the team also vigorously approaches productions active in the scientific documentary film.

The competition programme is based on a careful preselection of films by the dramaturgy team which maps the current production over the entire year and, besides the individually registered competition films, the team also vigorously approaches productions active in the scientific documentary film.

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#AFO54 Programme: Dawkins, Hirst, Tomanová, Remek, Hawass and Record-Breaking Festival Competition

The second half of April, this year specifically from 23 to 28 April, will traditionally present Academia Film Olomouc, the Festival of Science Documentary Films. As the festival is fast approaching, we offer our viewers the first taste of the vibrant and busy programme for 2019. Read below and find out whom to expect!

The second half of April, this year specifically from 23 to 28 April, will traditionally present Academia Film Olomouc, the Festival of Science Documentary Films. As the festival is fast approaching, we offer our viewers the first taste of the vibrant and busy programme for 2019. Read below and find out whom to expect!

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Truth, or Myth? Two visual identities, one AFO

The next year of Academia Film Olomouc is fast approaching and the whole city of Olomouc will once again come alive with the festival from 23 to 28 April. At the turn of the year, we have disclosed to our potential visitors the festival’s specific visual identity which is in keeping with this year’s theme. The following article describes the dual concept of this year’s AFO and its visual design.

The next year of Academia Film Olomouc is fast approaching and the whole city of Olomouc will once again come alive with the festival from 23 to 28 April. At the turn of the year, we have disclosed to our potential visitors the festival’s specific visual identity which is in keeping with this year’s theme. The following article describes the dual concept of this year’s AFO and its visual design.

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Main Theme and Sections: AFO for 2019 and Myths Surrounding It

Not Truth? but MYTH will be the umbrella theme of the 54th Academia Film Olomouc which represents the base for the other sections. However, many people must see that the two words always were and still are very closely related. Let’s reveal the truth about the real programme sections of this year’s AFO together and make 2019 the year of busting myths starting with the first one!

Not Truth? but MYTH will be the umbrella theme of the 54th Academia Film Olomouc which represents the base for the other sections. However, many people must see that the two words always were and still are very closely related. Let’s reveal the truth about the real programme sections of this year’s AFO together and make 2019 the year of busting myths starting with the first one!

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What can you look forward to at AFO 54? Visual identity and programme sections here and now!

The preparations of Academia Film Olomouc 54 are in full swing as you can observe from our new visual identity and a list of main topics for the forthcoming 54th Festival. Science popularisation can take many forms and, in 2019, AFO will embark on a daring and difficult journey to reveal several fundamental truths. Those truths that will keep you awake at nights. So, listen and follow!

The preparations of Academia Film Olomouc 54 are in full swing as you can observe from our new visual identity and a list of main topics for the forthcoming 54th Festival. Science popularisation can take many forms and, in 2019, AFO will embark on a daring and difficult journey to reveal several fundamental truths. Those truths that will keep you awake at nights. So, listen and follow!

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How to create a Science Film? Apply for 8th Camp 4Science, the International training event for Science Documentary Films!

Camp 4Science is a training and networking event for filmmakers dedicated to science documentary projects. Selected participants will get a chance to meet experienced international mentors who will guide them and help them with their film projects. The programme is held in English.

Camp 4Science is a training and networking event for filmmakers dedicated to science documentary projects. Selected participants will get a chance to meet experienced international mentors who will guide them and help them with their film projects. The programme is held in English.

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INTERVIEW: Science in Spotlight – documentary film as a mixture of western, action movie and comedy?

A mixture of western, action movie and comedy – this is exactly the direction of the popular scientific film genre. We discussed its current trends and productions as well as the AFO programme compilation with Ondřej Kazík, the festival’s Head of Programming.

A mixture of western, action movie and comedy – this is exactly the direction of the popular scientific film genre. We discussed its current trends and productions as well as the AFO programme compilation with Ondřej Kazík, the festival’s Head of Programming.

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AFO Cinema: Ice and the Sky – Antarctic odyssey to the history of our planet’s climate

The French glaciologist Claude Lorius is little known, at least in the Czech Republic. As Radka Urbancová from the distribution company Aerofilms said aptly: "He doesn’t even have his own entry on the Czech Wikipedia." But in fact, he is one of the most renowned scientists focused on climate change. His expeditions to Antarctica and research conducted there have led to the discovery of global warming. Documentary Ice and the Sky premiered in 2015. Claude Lorius is the main protagonist of the film.

The French glaciologist Claude Lorius is little known, at least in the Czech Republic. As Radka Urbancová from the distribution company Aerofilms said aptly: “He doesn’t even have his own entry on the Czech Wikipedia.” But in fact, he is one of the most renowned scientists focused on climate change. His expeditions to Antarctica and research conducted there have led to the discovery of global warming. Documentary Ice and the Sky premiered in 2015. Claude Lorius is the main protagonist of the film.

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