20. 10. 2014Science in the Simpsons and Star Trek: Pop cultural AFO 50 reveals one of its topics
When will we fly through the galaxy using warp drive as in Star Trek? Are all Sheldon’s eccentric claims about science true? Can we create a real Jurassic Park? Those are just some of the questions Academia Film Olomouc will, this year for its 50thanniversary, answer for the fans of pop culture phenomena utilizing science in their peculiar ways.
07. 10. 2014AFO stands at the origins of an expected Australian TV series
Mysterious origins, astonishing potential, terrifying possibilities. Academia Film Olomouc is involved in the production of a three-part television series Uranium: Twisting the Dragon's Tail on the chemical element that has significantly contributed to the creation and power of the atomic bomb. AFO collaborates on this project with a world renowned Genepool Production headed by nobody else but the famous producer and Emmy award winner Sonya Pemberton.
29. 09. 2014AFO entered the field of film distribution
Palacky University through Academia Film Olomouc began to select and distribute science documentary films for Czech science centres.
22. 09. 2014The AFO 2014 Magazine has been issued recently
Interview with Lawrence Krauss; Derek Muller and Pamela Gay; texts on the winning films; reviews by festival guests and a summary of Industry 4Science platform activities. That's all you can read right now on the 25 pages of the magazine A FESTIVAL FULL OF STARS.
16. 09. 2014AFO will be lead by a new director into its 50th year
Academia Film Olomouc will be lead by a new director into its jubilee 50th year. After four years at the helm of the biggest science documentary film festival in Europe, Jakub Korda was succeed by Matej Dostalek. He was officially appointed by the rector of Palacky University Jaroslav Miller last week.
22. 06. 2014Relive AFO 2014! (VIDEO)
Travel in time! Breathtaking video highlights will remind you of the best moments of the 49th edition of the festival. Let yourself be convinced by Lawrence Krauss that the universe came from nothing (recorded lecture). We will finish our recollection of the festival by listening to a symphony of science whose main performers were guests of AFO 2014.
21. 04. 2014REPORT: Lawrence M. Krauss, The Unbeliever
During AFO 2014, Lawrence M. Krauss filled up Metropol cinema to the brim two times. First time it was the screening of The Unbelievers, a film following his and Dawkins’s scientific tour of the United States. The second time it happened was at his lecture on just how archaic and dangerous religion has become.
20. 04. 2014INVITATION: About the half-eaten apple of Alan Turing
Sunday will be all about Jack Copeland’s lecture on facts and myths about the death of a brilliant mathematician Alan Turing. Lecture will take place at 14:00 in the Film Hall of Art Centre of Palacký University Konvikt.