Festival Tips #3: We’re halfway through! What’s next?

25. 4. 2024

Half of the festival has just passed by in the blink of an eye, and we’re definitely not slowing down! Here are our exclusive tips to make your choice easier. What’s on Thursday’s menu?

At Central Cinema (Museum of Art) from 2 p.m., Barbora Kaplánková and Klára Feikusová will present their lecture on Walking with Audiovisual Dinosaurs. Dinosaurs have fascinated audiences for decades and still present an extremely rewarding and recurring theme in pop culture. What makes them the go-to topic of films and TV shows, and what does it say about the audience? The Theatre Hall will host another of this year’s live podcasts at 3 p.m., Dok.revue: How to Write About Documentaries?. A discussion of renowned speakers who are actively reporting on audiovisual works will focus on the media coverage of documentary films in the Czech context and the related distribution strategies.

Dok.revue: How to Write About Documentaries?

For another lecture, head over to the Metropol Cinema at 4 p.m. Comedian and writer Dan Schreiber introduces us to The Importance of Being A Little Bit Batsh*t. Genius often goes hand in hand with a pinch of madness, and we will learn why this kind of craziness has the potential to propel the world forward. Starting at 6:30 p.m., the Film Hall will screen an intriguing double block of films from the Czech & Slovak Competition. The short film 3 MWh, shot on analogue, tells the story of degrowth and the difficult decisions that come with it. In Buzz of the Earth, we deal with a space probe carrying another gold plate into space with information about our planet and civilization. What should the plate contain? Can a diverse group of people agree on the contents?

Make yourself comfortable at the Film Hall and stick around for another film, this time from the International Competition. At 9 p.m., we will screen Neutrino – The Poet Among the Elementary Particles, an excursion to a Japanese village where scientists and religious locals live side by side. Both groups are trying to find their own way to get a glimpse of the neutrino particle. Do science and religion have the same ultimate goal?

Let’s end the day with the music programme at Geodome. Whether you’re in the mood for savouring the electronic project Oblaka, dancing to the sets by Feenicks and xinchào or indulging in a set by the Prague DJ Tasya, this party starts at 8 p.m. and continues to the wee hours. Enjoy the ride!


Walking with Audiovisual Dinosaurs and Dok.revue: How to Write About Documentaries? are not english friendly. 

Information on whether a programme block is english friendly can be found on the program.afo.cz website.