FAQ: What do you need to see&know

When and where can I get the Festival accreditation?

The only thing you need to enjoy the Festival is to get your free accreditation – you can do so online on our website in the ACCREDITATI ON section. You may then pick up the accreditation in person at any time during the Festival at the Festival Centre at Konvikt (Arts Centre of Palacký University)Metropol Cinema and Fort Science during the hours mentioned below:

  • Arts Centre of Palacký University | Konvikt – Univerzitní 3 | Carolina | Tuesday 25 April 8 AM to 10 PM / Wednesday 26 April to Saturday 29. April 9 AM to 10 PM / Sunday 30 April 9 AM to 4 PM 
  • Metropol Cinema | Sokolská 25 | Vestibule | Tuesday 25 April to Sunday 30 April there will be an opportunity to pick up accreditation half an hour before each screening.

  • Fort Science | 17. listopadu 7 | Reception |
    Tuesday 25 April to Friday 28 April 9 AM to 5 PM / Saturday 29 April to Sunday 30 April 9 AM to 6 PM


How do reservations work?

As part of the AFO Space Accreditations, you can reserve your spot on almost the entire program. Basic accreditation allows you to reserve your spot in workshops, walk, LARP, VR, or AFO Junior accompanying programs.

You can always reserve or cancel your spot in a workshop/movie/accompanying program until midnight of the previous day. An exception occurs in the VR ZONE, where the reservation system closes 15 minutes before each screening.

However, you don’t have to be sad if you didn’t manage to sign up for a great program. It may happen that several viewers don’t show up for a particular event and spots become available. For this reason, you can try your luck and show up 15 minutes before the event and ask the venue manager about availability.

How much does the accreditation cost?

The accreditation for the AFO festival is free of charge. However, you can purchase one of our special types of accreditation and become part of the AFO Universe. You will get the option to reserve your seat at the venue and receive selected pieces of the renowned AFO merchandising and many other benefits. For more information, visit the ACCREDITATION page.


What types of accreditation are there?

AFO has two basic types of accreditation:

1) Free festival accreditation

2) COSMIC ACCREDITATION – for a one-time amount of CZK 1,200/2,200/3,500 you will get the opportunity to reserve seats in your chosen programme sections

3) MUSIC IS SCIENCE ACCREDITATION – For a one-time payment of CZK 450, you can buy a Music is Science accreditation and enjoy the accompanying programme to the fullest! Music projects from the Czech Republic and abroad, sound of the present and the future. The complete line-up can be found here. 

When can I find out about the Festival programme?

The main source of information on the Festival programme is our website. It provides visitors with all the important information. And by signing in to your account, you will be able to customize your own individual program (this feature will be available from 18 April 2023; the same applies to bookings with space accreditations).

 We will also issue a small number of the printed programme booklets.

Is there Wi-Fi on the Festival premises?

Yes, you can find the current Wi-Fi password at the individual screening venues.

Is AFO on social networks?

AFO has its own Facebook and Instagram profiles which will inform you about the most interesting issues, the goings-on, what awaits you in the programme, where to find AFO spots as well as photos and videos from the Festival. Be sure to follow the Festival hashtags #afo58 and #watchandknow and tag your AFO experiences using these.


How to get to AFO and where to park?

Olomouc is accessible via train and bus (almost every hour, there are trains and buses coming to Olomouc from Prague, Ostrava, Břeclav, Brno etc.). In Olomouc, you may use public transport, or, if you are coming with a car, you may browse our overview of the parking lots near the Festival venues. For information on individual Festival locations, visit this link.

Where can I get accommodation in Olomouc?

Olomouc offers plenty of accommodation. You can choose from hostels, hotels and other places near our screening venues. You will find an overview of our screening venues right here.


Is AFO wheelchair accessible?

All Festival locations are wheelchair accessible except for the Corpus Christi Chapel. And if you have an assistant with you, you should know that a paid cosmic accreditation is necessary only for one person – your assistant’s accreditation is for free.   


What are #AFOSPOTS?

As a registered visitor of our Festival, you have the option to buy refreshments from our partners. Feel free to visit the wide range of our partner bases designated as #AFOspots. Stop by for lunch, coffee, a glass of wine or beer.

What can I take home from the Festival besides the experience?


A place that will make this year’s AFO an unforgettable event. The oasis of our cosmic merchandise is to be found aat the Festival Centre in the Carolina Hall,  next to the accreditations. We will be here for you from 25 to 30 April. You can purchase limited-edition T-shirts, tote bags, water bottles, socks and other Festival gems adorned with this year’s design and older designs from previous years. Things that would not be left behind by the proper AFO geek even if he/she was left on a deserted island. Or planet. 

– limited-edition AFO T-shirts 
– upcycled AFO accessories from recycled banners (cases, fanny packs, clutch bags, bags, backpacks)
– AFO water bottles
– AFO58 socks

Is AFO eco-friendly?

The AFO organisational team strives to reduce the Festival’s ecological footprint with each new year, and it offers its visitors the opportunity to participate as well. On all Festival venues, you can find waste bins with which you can separate your trash, you may munch on vegan treats in the Atrium bar, and you can get your drink into a washable cup.

Can I smoke at the Festival?

Smoking is banned at all Festival venues and premises. After all, the Festival takes place on University premises which could catch fire. 


Can I pay with a credit card?

At the Festival Centre, i.e. in the bar and our shop, we accept both cash and credit cards. 


Where should I go if I lose something at the Festival?

If you lose something (phone, wallet, yourself), make for the direction of Accreditations at the Festival Centre in the Carolina Hall.