The programme section Why Look at Animals? will include lectures by Stanislav Komárek, Pavel Ryška and Andrea Průchová, and a presentation by Michaël Dudok de Wit, who won an Oscar. Puppet films created by Ladislav Starevich, which are over 100 years old and feature an insect, will also be screened.” The biggest cinema in Olomouc will host performances of electronic music and live moving images by two of the most significant world producers on the contemporary music scene, Bill Kouligas and M.E.S.H., in cooperation with Harm van den Dorpel and Michael Guidetti. The premiere of Jan Kulka’s Prejection Apparatus, which enables him not only to screen films, but also to shoot them on classic materials such as paper and lace, will take place in Konvikt. More details can be found in the programme #paf2016.
The opening of the jubilee year of PAF will take place during the vernissage of Other Visions CZ, which was curatorially prepared by the art theorist and philosopher Karel Císař. The Spanish film artists Luis Macías and Adriana Vila Guevara, accompanied by the experimental musician Alfredo Costa Monteiro, will perform as part of the Film Labor programme in the Baroque chapel. The world premiere of Moravia, Beautiful Land II, made by Petr Šprincl, who will be in attendance, will also take place. Inga Copeland, aka Lolina, has prepared a special programme for the attic premises of the theatre hall with the American producer John T. Gast and Estonian visual artist Edith Karlson. More details can be found in the programme #paf2016.
PAF – The Festival of Film Animation and Contemporary Arts - organises a competition for subscribers to the PAF newsletter. Every day from the 1st of November 2016 to the start of the festival, we will draw one name from the list of subscribers, and that person will win a 4-day accreditation worth CZK 590; free admission to the whole festival.
As part of the collaboration with the Slovenian festival StopTrick, Jiří Neděla, one of PAF’s programme managers, has prepared a screening block of Czech moving images concerned with the topic of propaganda. The works by approximately dozen of Czech authors will be introduced to the Slovenian audience at the end of October.
Lenka Střeláková, the curator of Other Visions 2015, represented PAF at Anilogue, the Hungarian festival of animated film. She attended the round table concerned with new progressive directions being taken by festivals of film animation. She introduced her selection Cosmological Anthropology.
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.