Thanks to its pleasant visual appeal, traditional narrative animation can easily confuse the audience through its appearance because at first sight it might seem to be light-headed children's amusement. Similarly the term "gender" in the Czech environment is often distortedly presented as some kind of alien bogey.
This year PAF decided to face similar prejudices and to provide the audience with "other reading" of classical animated stories within several gender-related thematic blocks (Fairy Tales Inside Out, Heroines, Female Sexuality, etc.). Films from such significant authors as Vera Neubauer, Signe Baumane, Ruth Lingford and Monique Renault will be shown in the presence of prominent Czech gender experts, who will enrich each block with a short lecture. We will reveal the meaning hidden in the drawing and we will even show the lesser known works of several unjustly neglected female artists. The art historian Martina Pachmanová will introduce the original Milada Marešová's Home Cinema for the first time in front of an animation audience. As the title of the whole section suggests, there will be some animation exaggeration and feminist humour... perhaps a Gender will come too.