19. 04. 2014AFO gave away 10 awards!
The international competition was completely overwhelmed by More Than Honey while the RWE Award for the Best Czech Science Documentary Film was awarded to Whose is my child? Audience award went to the Slovak documentary The Wolf Mountains and Monthlies became The Best Science Documentary Short Film.
19. 04. 2014Tonight, festival will move in the rhythm given by British star SOPHIE and 8-bit HOLY
Soundtrack for this evening will be the handiwork of a British music producer SOPHIE and 8-bit HOLY with his companions from a young booking agency FLEXY. Concerts start at 21:00 at the Konvikt fortifications, tickets for SOPHIE cost symbolical 50,- Kč in AFOshop (can be bought before 20:00) or directly by the entrance (20:30 and later).
19. 04. 2014REPORT: Martian reality show
Discussion about a manned mission to Mars is not necessarily bound to be clogged up by visionary terms or accompanied by music of the spheres. In the Corpus Christi Chapel we talked about this topic in a manner resembling a discussion about a holiday trip. Of course, this would be only a one way trip.
18. 04. 2014CAMP 4SCIENCE: Future of science documentaries will be resolved on Saturday morning
After 4 days of concentrated work, attendees will show their prepared documentaries to the festival visitors. Tomorrow 9:00 in the Regional Museum!
18. 04. 2014Super spider will continue to weave its webs even on Saturday
Do like spiders? Or do they scare you to death? In either case, come watch a French documentary which will be shown again due to immense interest of the audience. If you are up for it, feel free to get voluntarily trapped in the web at 16:00 in the Regional Museum.
18. 04. 2014Lawrence Krauss en route to Olomouc!
Today, AFO will welcome Lawrence Krauss, a top world-class scientist. In Metropol, he will personally introduce The Unbelievers, give a lecture about science, critical thinking and atheism on Saturday and receive the Award for Outstanding Personal Contribution to the Popularisation of Science.
18. 04. 2014Friday - insomnia style
Visitors of a properly done, truly busy festival will not get much rest or sleep. This will be true more than ever on Friday, thanks to the prominent role of Insomnia section.
17. 04. 2014REPORT: Creating a quality documentary is science in itself
Science popularisers Jennifer Gardy, Jack Lewis and Karl Byrne are clearly experienced in the field, it shows in their speeches. At a discussion panel in Industry4Science, they disclosed some of the tricks they use when communicating science to the public.