Academia film Olomouc

Academia film Olomouc
Academia Film Olomouc
Univerzitní 3
771 47
Olomouc, Czech Republic

Tel: 00420 585 633 434
Fax: 00420 585 633 000

Festival Overview

AFO is currently one of the most important European festivals in the area of popular science film. It aims to present science as an attractive, dynamic and diverse sector through films charting natural, humanities and social science disciplines. Each year, hundreds of documentary films and television programs enroll in the competition sections of the festival. Traditionally, renowned stations such as BBC, Discovery Channel or National Geographic submit their films. In past years, the festival introduced for example Albert Barillé, the creator of the legendary cycle series Once Upon a Time... Life; Jeff Lieberman, host of Time Warp, an American popular show; Martha Holmes, exclusive producer of the BBC series Life; a world-renowned biologist, Steve Jones; and renowned populariser of science and medicine, Lord Robert Winston. The festival takes place in April in Olomouc. It originated in 1966.

Awards

* RWE Prize to the Best Czech Science Documentary Film
* The Best World Science Documentary Film Award
* Award for contribution to popularization of science
* Audience Award
* Student Jury Award
* Vesmír Magazine Award for the Best Czech Science Documentary Film in the Sphere of Natural Sciences
* Dějiny a Současnost Magazine Award for the Best Czech Science Documentary Film in the Sphere of Social Sciences and Humanities

Genres

Documentary Experimental Historical Reality Short TV

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Known festival contacts Contacts
Ondrej Cizek
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Recent Festival News News
18th Nov 2013 Film Submission

Entries

Open to the public

Eligibility:

Films and TV programmes produced in last 2 years (for AFO 2014 we accept films produced in 2012-13). We accept documentaries, docudramas, experimental or animated films dealing with scientific topic, approach or knowledge, presenting scientists etc.

Formats:

We kindly ask you to fill out the online entry form at www.afo.cz. You can find detailed information in Submission Guidelines.

Fees:

There are no entry fees associated with this festival

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