FESTIVAL CENTRE / Arts Centre of Palacký University (Konvikt) – Univerzitní 3
- GROUND FLOOR
Carolina – Accreditations
Atrium – AFO Shop, KONVIKT bistro & bar, chill-out zone by day and party place by night
Corpus Christi Chapel – 72 seats
- 3rd FLOOR
Film Hall – 60 seats
Theatre Hall – 100 seats
Guest Service + Press Room
Courtyard Garden (Parkán) – chill-out zone, refreshments, support by Zaparkuj
OTHER FESTIVAL LOCATIONS
- Metropol Cinema (533 seats) – Sokolská 25
- Regional Museum (150 seats) – náměstí Republiky 6
- Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology (112 seats) – Univerzitní 244/22
- Na Cucky Theatre (50 seats) — Dolní náměstí 42
- UPoint (20 seats) – Horní náměstí 12
- Jazz Tibet Club (100 seats) – Sokolská 48
- Fort Science (150 seats) – 17. listopadu 939
I 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, 60 seats
- Theatre Hall, 100 seats
- Courtyard Garden, 300 seats
The Film Hall is a technically and professionally equipped screening hall allowing traditional 35mm film screenings as well as those using a digital projector. During the Festival, the Theatre Hall is adapted to host film screenings and lectures. It’s an attic space decorated with a wood-beam vault and equipped with an elevated auditorium to ensure comfort while watching films or lectures. Another venue is the Corpus Christi Chapel, used mainly for the off-programme events. In 2002, the carefully restored premises of the Chapel started to serve as a unique conference space for Palacký University as well as an extraordinary AFO lecture hall with a great atmosphere.
I 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 Arrival, Blade Runner 2049 or The Martian.
I Regional Museum in 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.
I Na Cucky Theatre
In Na Cucky Theatre, the Festival visitors can enjoy a small hall with an intimate atmosphere and closer contact with the Festival guests. The theatre also hosts part of the AFO Junior programme for children and their parents. It organises interactive workshops, theatre plays or film screenings.
I 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.
I 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.