Festival locations

FESTIVAL CENTRE / Arts Centre of Palacký University (Konvikt) — Univerzitní 3

  • 1st FLOOR

Akreditation, AFO Shop and bookstore
Atrium – KONVIKT bistro & bar, chill-out zone by day and party place by night
Corpus Christi Chapel – 72 seats

  • 4th FLOOR

Film Hall – 60 seats
Theatre Hall – 100 seats
Guest Service + Press Room


Courtyard Garden (Parkán) – chill-out zone by day, Music is Science venue by night


Arts Centre of Palacký University (Konvikt)

Last week in April, the Arts Centre of Palacký University turns into the Festival’s centre – a place where visitors can get accredited, buy merchandise in the Festival shop or have a beer or a vegan snack at the Atrium bar. Konvikt also houses the Festival’s office and official headquarters. It is also a location that houses the main screening and lecture halls of the AFO festival:

  • Film Hall, 70 seats
  • Theatre Hall, 100 seats
  • Courtyard Garden

Metropol Cinema

The Metropol Cinema is the last traditional cinema venue in Olomouc. This is a professionally equipped cinema with the option of screening 3D films. Its capacity is around 550 seats, and it is one of the largest screening venues used by AFO. Traditionally, it hosts the opening ceremony in the afternoon of the first Festival day. During the following mornings of the Festival days, this venue will screen films for high schools in the Olomouc region. Last but not least, the Metropol Cinema will also screen the competition films as well as films from the individual Festival programme sections. Since the fall of 2017, Metropol also hosts AFO Cinema – screenings of winning AFO films as well as other popular science gems from Hollywood productions, such as ArrivalBlade Runner 2049 or The Martian.

Vlastivědné muzeum Olomouc

The Regional Museum provides AFO with one of the lecture halls which is also adapted for screenings during the Festival. The venue has a capacity of around 150 seats and often hosts lectures by AFO guests as well as film screenings. In cooperation with the Regional Museum, AFO also organises other off-programme events during the Festival week. 

Central MUO

The new stage of the Olomouc Museum of Art offers a variable space with the latest technical equipment. During the AFO you can attend screenings, lectures, live podcasts and stand-up. To enter the hall, use the side entrance from Denisova Street.

Červený kostel VKOL

After extensive reconstruction, the Červený kostel (Red Church) serves as a modern cultural and educational centre.

During the festival you will find an exhibition and a complete VR program.

Fort Science

Fort Science is an interactive science museum of Palacký University located in the well-preserved artillery depot. During the Festival, visitors can explore the exhibitions displayed in Fort Science as well as visit part of the off programme, which includes, among other things, popular science programmes, workshops or other activities, mainly designed for the youngest visitors of the Festival.

Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology

This year, AFO also takes place in the oldest faculty of Palacký University, which is only a short walk from Konvikt. The film screenings will be organised in the 1st-floor Auditorium.


AFO Spots are our selected partner businesses offering special Festival deals.


Once again, we teamed up with the Pikola coffee roastery from Šumperk. Stop by their espresso bar in the heart of Olomouc, where excellent espresso or filter coffee awaits you!

Faency Fries

This franchise has captured the stomachs of both Olomouc and the entire Czech Republic. So if you’re looking for a quick lunch or snack, Faency Fries is the right place to go!

Kafe Jak Lusk

The Kafe Jak Lusk espresso bar is another favourite spot where you can get your caffeine refill between screenings.

Bugr Burger

We can guarantee that you’ll find the best burgers at Bugr Burger. On their menu, you can find both meat and plant-based burgers, all in delicious homemade buns.

Tomivo Gelato

This Czech ice cream parlour takes pride in quality ingredients, and you can definitely taste the difference! So, go ahead and treat yourself. Just beware, one scoop will not be enough!

Bar Zahrada

Step into the magical atmosphere with quality drinks and beer, friendly service and cool music. This open-air bar in the centre of Olomouc radiates the best vibes around.


UPoint is an information centre and the Palacký University’s official merch store. As part of the university community, UPoint is always ready to answer students’ questions or offer a great cup of coffee.

Café na cucky

Sit back and relax at Café na cucky, where you can soak up the sun and enjoy amazing views of the Lower Square. Enjoy the phenomenal taste of speciality coffee, lemonades, breakfast delights, snacks or evening drinks.