The magical incantation “abracadabra” in the title of this year’s programme references the changes in moving images,  its manipulation and, of course, animation over various technological, spatial or time conditions.The spell will serve as a tool for the many attempts to define the context of understanding the selected works, which become part of the ritual that is none other than PAF. The invited guests, their films, installations, performances, concerts or presentations will be featured over four days as PAF attempts to reinstate an aura to all technologically reproduced artistic works not only through the uttering of ‘abracadabra’ but also by expanding its own context, by which it attempts to erase the border between film festival, gallery of contemporary art and music club.


The eleventh annual competition of Czech moving image presents the ten selected competition finalists, whose works will be screened in the movie theatre and installed in the exhibition Other Visions 2017, in the Atrium of Konvict. The exhibition will take place during the Festival of Film Animation and Contemporary Art and admission is free to the public. The curator of Other Visions 2017 is the art theorist and curator Michal Novotný. He will be presenting Other Visions SK 2017 – a selection of Slovak produced moving images prepared with the cooperation of the festival 4 Elements, the curator of which is film critic Eva Filová. The section is focused for the long term on questions about distribution, archivization and the presentation of the moving image.


In PAF’s programming schedule, the section Aport animation sits in juxtaposition to the others. It closely follows the main theme, which this year regards the varied forms of understanding the concept of magic, while at the same time it keeps the beat thanks to stable categories that are linked to animated film either inherently or surprisingly unexpectedly. As tradition dictates, this year there will also be feature films, a series of short films within the AniPromítačka project, computer games, and works in which the history of Czech animation was written by amateur artists. Aport is sometimes a reminder of the almost  forgotten treasures of animated film, but also a sample of the new possibilities in animation  technology. The programme is both a challenge for seasoned cinephiles, and also a welcoming space for a young viewers.

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Aktivity PAFu v roce 2017 podpořili: Ministerstvo kultury České republiky, Státní fond kinematografie, Statutární město Olomouc, Olomoucký kraj a International Visegrad Fund.
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