About the winner of competition section Other Visions decide not only the festival audience (Audience Award), but fore and foremost the three-member international jury (Main Prize, Special Prize). The names of this-year's jurors are:
Mark Fell (1960)
The British visual artist and representative of the electronic music scene. His creative approach is influenced by the traditions of experimental cinema and video art. He has been engaged in sound analysis and the moving image since his studies at Sheffield Polytechnic in the late 1980s. One of the major themes in Fell's work is sound "organisation" in a space and, more generally, the relation between the sound and light sources. In the field of techno music, his collaboration with Matt Steel and their joint musical project snd is significant. Fell's albums are released under such music labels as Mille Plateaux, Mego, Raster Noton and Alku.
Pablo Mazzolo (1976)
Studied visual and sound design at the University of Buenos Aires. He deals with the theme of perception and its limits in film. Self-made optical instruments such as an improvised film printer are typical distinctive elements which he uses to explore the boundaries of film material. He emphasizes the relationship between image and sound, which he brings to the extreme. His films have appeared at festivals in New York, Rotterdam and Hamburg. Besides his film work he is involved in the supervision of workshops of perception and video experiment for disabled and psychiatric patients. He is one of the founders of the Regional Archive of Amateur Film (A.R.C.A.) which is focused on the collection, preservation and projection of local amateur film records.
Nicholas O'Brien (1985)
The American netbased artist, curator, and writer. His work has appeared and featured in several publications including ARTINFO, Rhizome at the New Museum, Junk Jet, Sculpture Magazine, Dazed Digital, The Creators Project, DIS, Frieze d/e, San Francisco Art Quarterly, the Brooklyn Rail, and the New York Times. His work has also been exhibited at The Museum of Moving Image, Eyebeam, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Portland Art Museum, Copenhagen Place in London, Western Front in Vancouver Canada, the Baryshnikov Art Center, the Sandberg Institute in the Netherlands, and numerous online venues. Currently he teaches as a visiting artist professor and gallery director for the Department of Digital Art at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.
Competition Other Visions is the one and only competition section of PAF – Festival of Film Animation. It aims to map out the field of moving images of film and video within the Czech Republic. By curated selections, it tries to enable the current domestic audiovisual production that find itself on the border line between fine arts, video art and animation to be more accessible and openly accepted by the public. Every year's selection has been unique thanks to the various interests of the curators who select ten nominated works.
In past, members of the international jury were, among others Takeshi Murata, András Cséfalvay, Martin Arnold, Ivan Ladislav Galeta, Pip Chodorov, Constant Dullaart and Gabriele Jutz.
The winner of Other Visions 2014, the winner of Audience Award and the Special prize of the jury will be announced at the closing ceremony of 13th Festival of Film Animation which will take place Sunday evening.
The audience can vote about their winner during the whole festival, using the ballot box in the Attic Gallery.
The competing works can be seen at the following places and in the following times:
4-7 Dec | AG
Other Visions 2014
AV installations | Other Visions
5 Dec | 6 pm | T
Other Visions 2014
screening of competition videos | Other Visions