The Academia Film Olomouc is the oldest festival in the Czech Republic to focus on consistent mapping of popular scientific and documentary film.
Academia Film Olomouc festival was founded in 1966 within a joint initiative of Short Film Prague, Palacky University and Czechoslovak Academy of Science. At present its main organizer is Palacky University in Olomouc.
Thus, a unique platform has arisen at the university ground for the presentation of contemporary scientific research of all faculties offering the use of latest information technologies in education. It is exactly this diversity covering not only humanities but also natural science fields that gives the Academia Film Olomouc festival its unique position among both Czech and world festivals – the Academia Film Olomouc festival is the only festival in Central Europe to focus this extensively on popular scientific films.
Since 1986 the festival program has been extended to include video programs. In 1997, the Award for the Best Multimedia Educational Program was established. A regular component of the festival is its section AFO Goes to the Region, which presents a selection of popular scientific films to students of primary and secondary schools.
An integral part of the festival are discussions of filmmakers and spectators, workshops and seminars. During the Academia Film Olomouc festival, the university becomes an open space allowing authors and researches in individual scientific fields to meet and contributing to increasing the prestige of popular scientific film among general public.
Academia Film Olomouc awards are granted in following categories:
*The Best Czech Popular-Scientific Documentary Film
*The Best World Popular-Scientific Documentary Film
*Contribution to Popular-Scientific Cinematography Award
*Student Jury Award
In the form of Special Mention the following prizes will be awarded:
*History Today Magazine Award for the Best World Popular-Scientific Documentary Film in the Sphere of Natural Sciences
*Vesmír Magazine Award for the Best Czech Popular-Scientific Documentary Film in the Sphere of Natural Sciences
*Dějiny a Současnost Magazine Award for the Best Czech Popular-Scientific Documentary Film in the Sphere of Social Sciences and Humanities
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