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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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Science through Lens of Film Optics – Submit Your Movie for Festival Competition

Each year, AFO hosts the film competition. Our dramaturgy team selects the best out of the thousands submitted films and these will make it to the festival screens and reach the festival audience. The winner will also receive EUR 2000.

Each year, AFO hosts the film competition. Our dramaturgy team selects the best out of the thousands submitted films and these will make it to the festival screens and reach the festival audience. The winner will also receive EUR 2000.

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AFO Cinema to Screen Photon – Quantum Fairytale about World’s Origins

Choosing to show the development of the universe and the human race within one feature film is a creative challenge. Two distinct filmmakers have worked on this task for many years. Therefore, we were able to see two ambitious and strongly authorial films with similar artistic concepts shortly after one another – Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey (2016) from Terrence Malick and Photon (2017) from the Polish artist Norman Leto.

Choosing to show the development of the universe and the human race within one feature film is a creative challenge. Two distinct filmmakers have worked on this task for many years. Therefore, we were able to see two ambitious and strongly authorial films with similar artistic concepts shortly after one another – Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey (2016) from Terrence Malick and Photon (2017) from the Polish artist Norman Leto.

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#AFO53 poster is the best festival poster of 2018!

The competition for the best poster of the 22nd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival already has its winner! At the yesterday’s festival closing ceremony, the poster by the graphic designer Radim Měsíc and photographer Ondřej Hruška won the competition.

The competition for the best poster of the 22nd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival already has its winner! At the yesterday’s festival closing ceremony, the poster by the graphic designer Radim Měsíc and photographer Ondřej Hruška won the competition.

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Eyes like Hawks and Ringside Seats to the World Show. AFO Cinema to Screen Earthflight 3D

Each of us has at least once dreamt of viewing the world from the bird´s eye perspective. The revolutionary film Earthflight made by the masters of the documentary from BBC will take your breath away with its artful 3D footage. Along with the director and ornithologist John Downer, you will join the migratory birds in their fascinating journey across five continents.

Each of us has at least once dreamt of viewing the world from the bird´s eye perspective. The revolutionary film Earthflight made by the masters of the documentary from BBC will take your breath away with its artful 3D footage. Along with the director and ornithologist John Downer, you will join the migratory birds in their fascinating journey across five continents.

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AFO Cinema invites you to the premiere of First Man in Metropol Cinema!

The cinematic flights to the Moon have taken various forms over the hundred years of cinematography history. Georges Méliès, the pioneer of silent film, created his fantastic vision of our natural satellite in A Trip to the Moon back in 1902. On 24 July 1969, the dream of landing on the Moon has become a reality. 

The cinematic flights to the Moon have taken various forms over the hundred years of cinematography history. Georges Méliès, the pioneer of silent film, created his fantastic vision of our natural satellite in A Trip to the Moon back in 1902. On 24 July 1969, the dream of landing on the Moon has become a reality. 

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