The on-line accreditation for the tenth year of the Festival of Film Animation is opened from the 1st of November to the 2nd of December (together with the possibility of credit transfer). After this date you can make your accreditation at spot – in the Art Centre of Palacký University (Konvikt) from Thursday, 8th of December 2011.
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.
Topics of this year's PAF correspond with the names of individual sections: GOYS AND BIRLS IN ANIMATION, LIGHT AND DARKNESS OF LIVE ANIMATION, PAF REWIND: ROTOSCOPY, COMPETITION: OTHER VISIONS, PAF CULT, APORT ANIMATION, KONVIKT RESIDENT. More details about individual sections and graphic design will be released during following hours and days.
The last summer event will be an open air party with Café Tungsram in Ostopovice near Brno. Saturday, 10th of September, together with Table, Pjoni & Ink Midget, VJ Věra Lukášová, VJ Kolouch, open air cinema etc. The location is reachable by Brno public transport.
During June and July PAF appears in several towns participating in one-day as well as few-day events, parties, concerts, festivals: Břeclav (Piksla), Luhačovice (Vincent), Žilina (Fest Anča), Uherské Hradiště (Summer Film School) ... and for August an event with Čestmír form Brno Tungsram Café is being planned.
The Festival of Film Animation and visual arts PAF took place from the 8th to the14th of May 2011; it was so far the greatest PAF event organized abroad. Within the framework of nine programme blocks, the New York audience became familiarized with Czech audio visual production of 2000 – 2010. The programme consisted of screenings in movie theatres, concerts, audio visual performances and installations in collaboration with New York artists, galleries and movie theatres of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
PAF is going to present its programme in various places of New York every day from the 8th of May to the 14th of May 2011. Details will follow.
The second section of this year's PAF: Light and darkness are the essential elements of moving pictures creation. Fascination with pre-cinematographic principles of animation is reflected in image projection, light animation of interwar avant-garde and also utopian projects of the present day. The section is devoted to non-traditional animation techniques and focuses on light editing, animation of luminous objects and construction of screening premises.
Other Visions competition is a curatorial selection of audio visual works. It aims to appreciate and to popularize the work of professionals as well as amateurs that penetrate through artistic and film scene in an original way. Other Visions dramaturgy searches for both visually and narratively original projects on the border of arts, video art and animation. The competition is implemented within the framework of the Festival of Film Animation that however works with category of animation within much wider interpretative framework than it is usual. Any classical animation, work with manipulated image, text, sequences of feature films and record of a performance are also accepted. Thus the work with moving image of film and video in the widest possible grasp is expected.
PAF returned from Svátek bláznů and Fest Anča, Žilina and continues in summer tour through Czech and Slovak festivals. On Sunday, 24th of July, PAF appears at the 37th year of Summer Film School, Uherské Hradiště. Few-day PAF programme in Uherské Hradiště becomes a festival of contemporary Czech as well as Slovak arts of moving picture art as well as portfolio of current trends and tendencies within manipulation with moving picture in galleries and cinemas.
Pjoni & Ink Midget's album official launch party takes place on the 10th of June in Meetfactory, Prague. WWW, Napszyklad, Midi Lidi DJs perform at that party too.
PAF invites you to an exhibition opening in The Brno House of Arts, where on Tuesday, the 3rd of May an opening of exhibition called Vystavovatel a jeho diváci ("The Exhibitor and His Spectators") takes place. Martin Mazanec, programme coordinator of PAF, participated in the project as a curator. The exhibition can be seen until the 12th of June 2011.
The visual artist Michal Pěchouček opens his so far largest exhibition entitled Lessons in Art (The Stone Bell, Prague) on the 15th of March. The conception of the exhibition is composed of two parts, two lessons devoted to the method of filmogram and the theme of Time for Bed. Pavel Švec and Viktor Takáč are the guests of the exhibition.
Andy Fehu made a documentary film about the last year's PAF; you can watch it right now.