The 13th year of the festival may have ended, however, the year-long running activities of PAF platform are still going on.
Since 2008 these activities have been taking place for the whole year. Many exhibitions, screenings, presentations and collaborations on both Czech and international festivals taking place "from New York to Iceland" as well as the traditional summer biennial in Ostopovice u Brna have been planned for the next year. In 2015 PAF will focus on presentation of Czech audio-visual art and deeper understanding of animation
The publication named Net Art in virtual and physical space of its presentation (ed. Marie Meixnerová) will be released within the PAF Edition in the following weeks.
Therefore we are assured that we are going to meet not only at the next year's festival of film animation and contemporary art, which will take place from the 3rd to the 6th of December 2015 in Olomouc, but also at other events organised as well as co-organised by PAF all over the world.
The Festival of Animated Films was traditionally launched by an art opening. The loss of authenticity of work, understanding animals or the freedom of motion – these are the topics David Přílučík, who studied the Studio of Intermedia Work at Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, contemplated upon. You could be present at the opening of this video exhibition from 5 pm at U Mloka Gallery.
Participate with your own code!
During PAF Kolektiv will be based in the Atrium where the live coding laboratory will be located. After the opening concert the artists will develop and adjust non-stop running sound and image codes in the forms of an open network installation, a workshop and a laboratory. Occasional sessions, workshops and laboratory experiments will also take place.
Other Visions, which has entered its eight year of existence this year, is no longer just a competition, but also a tool for presentation or archiving. This year's programme section thus includes apart from installations and projections also presentations by the Other Visions finalists, round tables and lectures, revolving around the theme of "ideal visions", alternative models of distribution and ownership, and preservation of such border works that are typical for the competition Other Visions.
The workshop of projection called Trabajo (work in Spanish) is open to everyone who wants
to familiarize with possibilities of projection, especially in originally amateur film medium Super 8.
Trabajo under supervision of Azucena Losana and Benjamin Ellenberger will enable to comprehend principles of projection as well as try its rules in practice.
Thanks to „Buenos Aires experiment" programme section, PAF has become the biggest part of the presently running European show on Argentinean experimental film. The show is being held not only in Olomouc but also in Prague, Vienna and Bratislava. As a part of it a monography on the phenomenon of Argentinean experimental film scene is being published. There is also a conference on the same topic organised at FAMU (Prague) on December 4th.