Academia Film Olomouc
Organised by the Palacký University in Olomouc since 1966, Academia Film Olomouc is an international festival of science documentary films covering a wide range of themes in cutting edge documentary film formats. The festival dramaturgy responds to major challenges of our time, from global warming to artificial intelligence and the changing role of women in science. In 2017, AFO awarded the independent Russian documentary Lake Vostok telling the story of a research in inhospitable conditions at a prehistoric icy lake as well as the Czech documentary The Hunt for Parkinson’s revealing an innovative collaboration of neurologists and electro-technicians.
On top of the film program, AFO regularly holds discussions and lectures featuring Czech and international intellectual elites.