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2 LITR Programme went public

The second year of the LITR book fair, which is focused not only on authorial and artistic publications and their presentation, but also on phenomena related to the low-cost publication of books and magazines, will take place from Friday, 23 September to Sunday, 25 September 2016. Organised in cooperation with PAF. 

Moving images – three round-tables in GAMU, Prague

On Friday September 2 2016 three round-tables were held in GAMU, Prague, concerning issues related to moving images. Present were experts not only in curatorship, running galleries, the acquisition of art works and collection building, but also in the production and authorial creation of moving images of film and video. The themes for the tables were as follows:  Events, Galleries and Public Collections.

Nine years of Other Visions in GAMU

In collaboration with the curator Lenka Střeláková and Gallery AMU in Prague, PAF is opening the retrospective exhibition OTHER VISIONS CZ (2007-2015) that will present the past nine years of the competition and a total number of 90 videos by Czech artists this summer.

PROGRAMME OF THE EXHIBITION UPDATED (Tue 12 – Sat 16 July, 2016)

OTHER VISIONS ★ YOUTH ★ AT 4 ELEMENTS FESTIVAL

The Slovak summer festival known as 4 elements presented a selection of the Czech competition Other Visions CZ, which concerned the topic of youth. The block was introduced in Banská Štiavnica on Saturday, August 13 2016 by Marie Meixnerová. 

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LITR Book Fair of Authorial and Artistic Publications Open Call

LITR, a sales fair of authorial and artistic publications calls for independent publishers and artists who want to participate in its second edition, which will take place in Olomouc from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 September 2016. The deadline for the admission of applications for a stand is August 10 2016.

LITR was initiated and is co-organized by PAF.

 

  Other Visions at the Luhovaný Vincent Festival

As in previous years, the current PAF selection of contemporary moving images, “Other Visions”, will find its way to the Luhačovice-based multi genre festival Luhovaný Vincent. It can be seen as a one channel projection in an installation loop from Friday 8th of July to Sunday 10th of July. 

  

10th Other Visions

The only competition section of PAF, Festival of Film Animation and Contemporary Art, that focuses on contemporary Czech audiovisual art bordering on animation, experimental film and videoart will celebrate its 10th anniversary in December this year.

PAF + LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

In the first half of May PAF visited the British capital. Possibilities of future cooperation and presentation of Czech art was discussed with ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), LUX (Artists’ Moving Image) and Deptford Cinema. The future form of the year-long running activities of PAF were discussed as well.

 

Cosmological Anthropology in the Cinema Art in Brno

The series of videos Other Visions 2015: Cosmological Anthropology from last year’s edition of the PAF festival,  was presented in Brno On Tuesday May 3rd, 2016 at 17:30. The ten artworks were introduced by the coordinator of the competition section Nela Klajbanová.

PAF RECOMMENDS: SHARED DREAMS

Major Czech performer, conceptual artist and laureate of Artist Has an Award for 2015 Vladimír Havlík introduces a provocative participative project in the Emil Filla Gallery. In a playful way, he invites us to share the most intimate – our own dreams. 

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LITR at PechaKuchaNight Olomouc

On Friday September 9 2016 in the Olomouc cinema hall “Metropol”, the twelfth evening of PechaKucha took place to promote art and culture.  LITR – the book fair of authorial and artistic publication, co-organized by PAF, was also introduced.

Private Oasis in Vitrína Deniska

The Other Visions finalist (in 2009 as well as 2010) Lenka Žampachová presented her poetic installation Private Oasis on August 23 2016, at 6 pm, in Vitrína Deniska.

GLOBAL WARMING AND PAF AT ANIBAR FESTIVAL

In mid-August, Jiří Neděla, PAF programme manager, became a member of the jury at Anibar, Kosovo. For this festival he also arranged a block of animated films concerned with global warming.

Karel Císař curator of Other Visions CZ

Art theorist Karel Císař is the curator of the 10th year of the Other Visions CZ competition of the Czech moving image

OPEN CALL – OTHER VISIONS CZ 2016

PAF, the Festival of Film Animation and Contemporary Art, this year invited artists to submit their audiovisual artworks for the 10th edition of the competition of Czech moving images Other Visions.

The opportunity to submit audio visual works ended at October 10, 2016 (midnight).

OTHER VISIONS ◊ PECHA KUCHA ANČA

On Saturday June 2nd 2016, Other Visions were presented at Fest Anča in Žilina, Slovakia. However, on this occasion, this was not a selection from the Czech competition, but a concept of its Slovak version. The open call for Other Visions SK is now under way.

BLACK MARIA IN PRAGUE GALLERY VI PER

On Thursday 24th May, 2016, the Prague gallery VI PER opened the exhibition Black Maria, conceived by the PAF Head Programmer Martin Mazanec. The installation of this exhibition project that presents diverse (non)standard architectural solutions for film screening was designed by Dominik Garajský.

KATEŘINA KONVALINOVÁ IN VITRINA DENISKA

On May 20, 2016 the artist Tereza Darmovzalová opened the 50th exhibition in Vitrina Deniska in the atypical role of curator. The opening of the Clover near Water exhibition by the performer Kateřina Konvalinová filled the alternative exhibition space on Denisova Street with beer, sausages and live music. 

UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF PAF THE SUBSTANCE OF FILM IN JIHLAVA

DIOD theatre’s new project concentrates at contemporary short film. The first items on their programme were the videos that “are not afraid to experiment”. Under the patronage of PAF, winners of Other Visions Petr Sprincl and Janek Rous presented their work in Jihlava on May 5 2016.

FESTIVALS OF LIVE CINEMA PROJECT COMPLETED

The largest show of Czech audiovisual art in Norway, two festivals of contemporary art, the commissioning of seven new artworks, a seminar for the general public in collaboration with the University.  Those are just the highlights of the more than year-long project “Festivals of Live Cinema,”  initiated by PAF–Festival of Film Animation, Olomouc.

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PAF activities in 2017 have been supported by: The Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, State Cinematography Fund, The City of Olomouc, The Olomouc Region and International Visegrad Fund.

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