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.
In cooperation with Gallery 36 and Gallery U Mloka, Matěj Smetana's (until 1st January
2011) and Anežka Hošková's (until 27th January 2011) exhibitions were arranged. We invite
you to Exhibition Grounds in park as well as to Lafayette Street.
The Brno artist David Možný's film Rahova became the winner of the Other Visions competition section. The three-member jury appreciated this film for its excellence, conceptually and technically, in image and sound. According to the jury, the film composites an inside view into the architecture and the elements of construction showing the vulnerability of a formerly pre-fabricated living environment. It shows dystopia in a playful way, rather than depressing. Rahova was also awarded by the audience.
The only map of art in the Czech Republic will introduce its cinema trailers produced by Josef
Bolf, Michal Pěchouček, Pavel Švec, Viktor Takáč etc, during the festival in Olomouc.
This year competition's curator, Sylva Poláková, was selecting from almost 80 films and videos; ten finalists were divided into three sections. This year PAF jury will consist of the American film maker and gallery owner Pip Chodorov, the head of the Vienna sixpackfilm Brigitta Burger-Utzer, and the Slovak film theorist and managing editor of "Kino-Ikon" magazine Martin Kaňuch. The award will bedonated by Adobe company.
Alena Kupčíková's project DYS will be introduced within this year PAF. While examining the world
from the point of view of dyslexics and dysgraphics, this multimedia playful project effectively uses
animation, photography and video.
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.
The 9th year of the Festival of Film Animation (PAF) has ended. During the four festival days, the audience had the opportunity to watch 172 films grouped into 54 sections. The British cult director Peter Greenaway, who was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for moving picture cinematography, was the most distinguished guest of the festival. Carsten Nicolai aka Alva Noto, one of the most significant contemporary audiovisual artists, is among those artists who introduced themselves to the Czech Republic for the first time. Another outstanding event was the world premiere of the gallery video Soft Palate by the Austrian experimentalist Martin Arnold, who preferred Olomouc's premiere to premieres at the Berlin and Rotterdam festivals.
PAF doporučuje velkolepou výstavu Olomoucké baroko, která se odehrává v Arcidiecézním muzeu Olomouc, Muzeu moderního umění a Vlastivědném muzeu.
PAF in Olomouc will be the first occasion of the contemporary visual arts' exhibition. Pavla Sceranková (SK), Jiří Thýn (CZ), Matúš Vizár (SK), Aaron Meyers (US), Martin Búřil and Zdeněk Durdil (CZ), Jan Šrámek (CZ), Anežka Hošková (CZ), Matěj Smetana (CZ) will represent the artists. The exhibitions and installations will take place in Konvikt, Gallery U Mloka and in the premises of 36.
Zdeněk Durdil and Martin Búřil are going to install their piece of work in the premises of Konvikt. So called sourceless animation originated during the work on demanding animation of Zdeněk Sklenář's book illustrations accompanying the legends of Monkey King.