Submit Your Film for Festival Competition

2. 11. 2022

Apply for AFO film competition! Our programme team selects the official selection out of the thousands submitted films. Your film can be at the festival screens and reach the festival audience. The winner of the International Science Documentary Films Competition category shall receive $5,000  in prize money and the winner of the Grand Prize $10,000 (in collaboration with our sister Prague Science Film Fest).


AFO invites for application for the competition of the 58th edition. You may submit science documentary completed in 2021 and 2022 and up to March 2023. The regular deadline for applications is on December 1, 2022. We are open as far as the subject, audio-visual form or content are concerned. We do not impose any boundaries on filmmakers and keep our programme open to a wide variety of films, ranging from feature science documentaries, wildlife productions, TV films, to short or online formats. We are open to topics from natural history to social sciences and humanities.

To be considered a science documentary by AFO, a film must present the results of systematic observation and exploration of the world within us and around us. We also count in films focusing on scientists as extraordinary professionals or outstanding personalities. Likewise, we consider it legitimate to put in the spotlight science as such: science as an institution, an inherent part of society, with all the dilemmas and complexities related to the ethics, methods and applications.

There are three competition categories:

  • Best International Science Documentary Film
  • Best Czech & Slovak Science Documentary Film
  • Best Science Documentary Short Film

The AFO Festival in Olomouc has been held since 1966 and has transformed from small scale event into one of the most important festivals of science film. Witness the unique atmosphere of festival where knowledge and fascination is the drive for both the audience, scientists and filmmakers alike. You may submit your film using Filmfreeway where you will also find other important information.