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Festival program

Enjoy a selection of the best popular-science films from all over the world. Don’t miss exclusive releases you won’t be able to see in the theatres. The introductions and following discussions of attending filmmakers and scientists from the Czech Republic and abroad is an important part of the screenings. All festival program is english friendly.

AMERICA’S ARCTIC – A REFUGE IMPERILED

15:00 Aula ČZU

Beautiful, wild, full of danger and adventure. Discover the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge – home to reindeer, muskoxen, and polar bears, which is under increasing peril due to human activities. Film profile →

IIN SILICO

16:00 Edison Filmhub

Billions of years of evolution have allowed unicellular earthly life to evolve into intelligent forms. Can digital tools speed up such development, even though neuroscience still knows little about the brain processes? Film profile → / Tickets →

EARTH EMERGENCY

17:00 Aula ČZU

Earth is calling for help, and we need to act now! This documentary, accompanied by interviews with the Dalai Lama and Greta Thunberg, reminds viewers once again of the impact humanity has on climate change. Film profile →

ULTIMA PATAGONIA

17:00 Kino Přítomnost

Forty scientists and experts are trying to uncover the answers during their two-month research in distant Patagonia. Film profile → / Tickets →

LECTURE | Steen Rasmussen: Artificial life: Physics and chemistry of the creative froces in nature

19:00 Aula ČZU

V roce 2009 založil Iniciativu pro vědeckou společnost a politiku, která umožňuje Rasmussenovi zkoumat, jak živé a inteligentní technologie mění společnost a co znamená být člověkem. More info →

Speciální projekce | Movie Barf with Ryan Keating Lambert: Na tenkém ledě

19:00 Edison FilmHub

Tradiční cyklus Edison Filmhub s moderátorem Ryanem Keatingem Lambertem, který tentokrát vyzpovídá festivalového hosta Jean-Michela Claverieho. Po diskuzi proběhne projekce snímku Na tenkém ledě, která pojednává o dramatických změnách klimatu, ke kterým dochází v oblastech arktického Ruska a Sibiře. Díky aktuálnosti tématu získal ocenění na mnoha evropských festivalech.Film profile → / Tickets →

THE LAST ARTIFACT

20:00 Kino Přítomnost

In order to function, human civilization needs systems that help organize and simplify our day-to-day actions. We divide the days into hours and minutes, and buy our food in grams. Film profile → / Tickets →

SOLUTIONS

21:00 Aula ČZU

15 scientists, 10 days, 1 room. The task? To propose solutions to key problems humanity deals with today. The goal? To overcome the crisis that may arise from these issues. Film profile →

THE EDGE OF ALL WE KNOW

21:00 Edison Filmhub

Black holes are undoubtedly one of the most mysterious parts of astrophysics. Last April, these mysterious objects were photographed for the first time—the picture immediately attracted the attention of billions of people all around the world. Film profile → / Tickets →

Surrealita & Makropulos DJ set

22:00 Kino Přítomnost

Zakládající členové olomouckého kolektivu Dekadance. Jejich selekce se pohybuje v různých polohách žánrů house, disco a electro. More info →

MS

14:30 Edison Filmhub

An unusual conversation of two people affected by multiple sclerosis presents two perspectives imaginatively combined in a film. A clash of the research scientist’s views and the patient’s daily life. Film profile → / Tickets →

LAND OF THE FAR NORTH – POLAR NIGHT

15:00 Aula ČZU

There is no other place in the world where you can see contrasts as stark as north of the Arctic Circle. This two-part documentary gives us a unique perspective on the polar day and night. Film profile →

CBD NATION

15:00 Kino Přítomnost

CBD is a substance contained in hemp plants. Unlike THC it is not intoxicating and does not cause a „high“. In fact, it offers many benefits for the human body and helps heal various health issues. Film profile → / Tickets →

GORILLAS UNDER STRESS

17:00 Aula ČZU

Despite their rising numbers, the mountain gorillas are far from safe. Their natural habitat has been taken over by people, and these gorillas have nowhere to expand. However, scientists and conservationists are not giving up and continue the legacy of Dian Fossey. Film profile →

BEFORE THEY DISAPPEAR

17:00 Edison Filmhub

The renowned Czech traveller Jakub Vágner ventures into the Amazon rainforest to find a handful of native tribes that have voluntarily separated themselves from the modern world. Film profile → / Tickets→

RED HEAVEN

17:30 Kino Přítomnost

Six scientists spent a year inside a closed dome in Hawaii. They were isolated from the world, ate dried food, and monitored the length of showers. This was not a reality-show, but an experiment made by NASA. Hawaii was turned into Mars. Film profile → / Tickets →

LECTURE | CHARLOTTE JULIA HONIAT: ULTIMA PATAGONIA

19:00 Aula ČZU

Charlotte Honiat je doktorandkou paleoklimatologie na univerzitě v Innsbrucku a studuje poslední meziledové období v Alpách. Využívá speleotémy jako klimatické archivy s vysokým rozlišením. Jako vědecký koordinátor se zúčastnila projektu Ultima Patagonia 2021 s Centre-Terre, o kterém povypráví ve své přednášce. More info →

THE SERENGETI RULES

19:00 Edison Filmhub

The witnesses of a fast changing world, scientists Bob Paine, Tony Sinclair, John Terborgh, Jim Estes, and Mary Power have, in the beginning of their careers, made a discovery that forever changed the way we perceive the workings of nature, and today poses a hope for the future generations. Film profile → / Tickets →

WALK THE TIDELINE + BREAKTHROUGH – THE VOLCANO TREKKER

20:00 Kino Přítomnost

In 2000, one of the key representatives of the French New Wave, Agnès Varda, made the film The Gleaners & I. After 20 years, we get a documentary that adds urgent ecological appeal to the complex microcosm of gleaners. Film profile →
Part of this screening will be a short film Breakthrough – The Volcano Trekker Film profile → / Tickets →

THE BIRDS OF WINTER

21:00 Aula ČZU

Flocks of birds can make incredible patterns in the air. During the migration to their wintering sites, birds can cross thousands of kilometres. They risk their lives to escape the severe cold that holds grasp over the northern parts of Europe from autumn to spring. Host: Tomáš Grim Film profile →

ENTANGLED

21:00 Edison Filmhub

The North Atlantic right whale is one of the most endangered whale species. Therefore, conservationists are trying to introduce certain measures which, in turn, make the life of local fishing communities harder. Who can we then afford to endanger, the whales, or people? Host: David Abel (director) Film profile → / Tickets →

DJ Myslivec

21:00 Klub C / Kampus ČZU

Tohle bude V-E-Č-Í-R-E-K. Jako DJ Myslivec vystupuje Prokop Holoubek z kapely Midi Lidi, přijďte si s ním zatančit! Prokop je český hudebník, herec, ale také pořadatel koncertů (dříve hlavně na Flédě) a hudební manažer, založil agenturu Bumbum Satori, podílel se na organizaci festivalu / klubové noci Itch My Ha Ha Ha či organizačním zabezpečení brněnského kulturního prostoru PRAHA / Fórum pro architekturu a média a sdružení 4AM.

HENRY DRIVER: SECRETS OF SOIL – Commented gameplay

22:00 Kino Přítomnost

Henry Driver is a British artist whose work interplays new media, video games, and ecology. His art was displayed at prestigious galleries, such as Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, Barbican or The Whitechapel Gallery. In his new interactive essay Secrets of Soil, Driver was inspired by the efforts of his close family members to become carbon-negative farmers. He introduces a visually impressive world hidden under our feet which invites us to contemplate its protection and care. More info → / Tickets →

AUTONOMOUS ARTIFACTS

15:00 Aula ČZU

This documentary encourages the viewer to ponder on the relationship between man and machine. A group of scientists, philosophers, and technology enthusiasts presents different perspectives on our age of technology and urge the viewers to consider their place in the world today. Film profile →

ULTIMA PATAGONIA

16:00 Edison Filmhub

Forty scientists and experts are trying to uncover the answers during their two-month research in distant Patagonia. Film profile →

Přednáška | Martha Robbins: Jak poznávat gorily

17:00 Aula ČZU

Martha Robbins se již více než 25 let se zabývá příčinami a důsledky sociality u jednoho z našich nejbližších příbuzných, goril. Zkoumá témata týkající se ekologie goril, jejich sociálního chování, reprodukčních strategií, populační dynamiky, endokrinologie a genetiky. Více informací →

ENTANGLED

17:30 Kino Přítomnost

The North Atlantic right whale is one of the most endangered whale species. Therefore, conservationists are trying to introduce certain measures which, in turn, make the life of local fishing communities harder. Who can we then afford to endanger, the whales, or people? Film profile →

SOLUTIONS

18:30 Edison Filmhub

15 scientists, 10 days, 1 room. The task? To propose solutions to key problems humanity deals with today. The goal? To overcome the crisis that may arise from these issues. Guests: Pernille Rose Grønkjær, Steen Rasmussen, Kristina Korsholm Film profile →

WHALE TALK

19:00 Aula ČZU

Perhaps humanity’s age-old wish is to properly understand animals. An international team of scientists is trying to apply the latest findings and technology in order to decode and translate the languages unknown to man – to communicate with animals. Guest: Volker Barth Film profile →

LECTURE | DAVID ABEL: REPORTING FROM THE FRONTIERS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND CONSERVATION, A JOURNALIST'S PERSPECTIVE

20:00 Kino Přítomnost

David Abel is an award-winning reporter and documentary filmmaker who has covered the war in the Balkans, the riots in Latin America, national security issues in Washington, terrorism in New York and Boston and recently mainly climate change. More info →

ON THIN ICE

21:00 Aula ČZU

On Thin Ice deals with the severe climate change in the regions of Arctic Russia and Siberia. Due to its topicality, the film has received awards at many European festivals. Guest: Jean-Michel Claverie Film profile→

CODED BIAS

21:30 Edison Filmhub

Joy Buolamwini discovered something strange while working on MIT – the face recognition programme couldn’t identify dark-skinned faces. Her shocking discovery led to the unravelling of a large issue in systems that surround us every day. Film profile →

Duna – PŘEDPREMIÉRA

22:30 Kino Přítomnost

Kultovní sci-fi dílo vypráví o mocenských bojích uvnitř galaktického Impéria, v nichž jde o ovládnutí planety Arrakis: zdroje vzácného koření - melanže, jež poskytuje zvláštní psychické schopnosti, které umožňují cestování vesmírem. Profil filmu →

HEARING THE LITTLE OWL + THE CARETAKERS

14:30 Aula ČZU

Screening of two short films: The little owl is associated with a number of myths and legends. Everybody knows its ominous hooting. However, nowadays it is almost impossible to hear this particular sound in nature. Film profile →
Beetles are an essential part of our ecosystem. They are among the most diverse creatures on Earth and can be found everywhere. However, their presence can today also be an unpleasant reminder of climate change. Film profile →

WALK THE TIDELINE + BREAKTHROUGH – THE VOLCANO TREKKER

15:00 Edison Filmhub

In 2000, one of the key representatives of the French New Wave, Agnès Varda, made the film The Gleaners & I. After 20 years, we get a documentary that adds urgent ecological appeal to the complex microcosm of gleaners. Film profile →
Součástí této projekce bude i promítání krátkometrážního filmu Sopečná stopařka Film profile →

Přednáška | Jean-Michel Claverie: Lov na zombie viry v dávném sibiřském permafrostu

16:30 Aula ČZU

Jean-Michel Claverie je profesorem genomiky a bioinformatiky na Lékařské fakultě Univerzity Aix-Marseille, ředitelem Středomořského mikrobiologického institutu a vedoucím Laboratoře strukturních a genomických informací, oddělení Francouzského národního výzkumného centra (CNRS), které založil v roce 1996. Více informací →

TO SAVE A LANGUAGE

17:00 Edison Filmhub

Not only are rare animals disappearing from our world, languages are too. Linguists around the globe are attempting to save them. Indrek Park, an Estonian expert, is heading to the Missouri River valley on such a mission. Film profile →

GLUTEN: PUBLIC ENEMY?

18:30 Aula ČZU

Wheat has been a part of our diet for thousands of years. However, the number of people suffering from gluten intolerance and coeliac disease has been rising sharply. Why? What's changed? And is gluten the true enemy? Guests: Diana Chrpová, Jan Pánek, Iva Hoffmanová Film profile →

ONCE YOU KNOW

19:00 Edison Filmhub

The real pain behind the simulations showing the impacts of the climate crisis on our civilisation. Emmanuel Cappellin’s personal journey through the uncharted territory of the most complex today’s issue is the journey of an entire generation. What to do if facts are not enough? Film profile →

UNDER COVER – EVERY BODY NEEDS A COAT

21:00 Aula ČZU

Do you think it doesn’t matter what you wear? The opposite is true. Fur, scales, feathers, and shells may be attractive at first glance, but they aren’t just for show. Their unique functions help animals survive. Film profile →

CBD NATION

21:30 Edison Filmhub

CBD is a substance contained in hemp plants. Unlike THC it is not intoxicating and does not cause a „high“. In fact, it offers many benefits for the human body and helps heal various health issues. Film profile →

Grand Prize Winner

17:00 Aula ČZU

Grand Prize Winner. The award ceremonial will take place on Thursday 21/10 in the evening, when the winners will be announced.

Best Science Documentary Winner

20:00 Aula ČZU

Best Science Documentary Winner. The award ceremonial will take place on Thursday 21/10 in the evening, when the winners will be announced.

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Guests

You can meet several guests from the ranks of filmmakers, scientists from abroad and from Czech universities.

David Abel

reportér a dokumentarista
režisér soutěžního filu V pasti

Charlotte Julia Honiat

paleoklimatoložka
účastnice Ultima Patagonia 2021

Jean Michel Claverie

profesor genomiky
a bioinformatiky

Martha Robbins

odbornice na výzkum
a ochranu goril

Pernille Rose Groenkjaer

režisérka
filmu Solutions

Steen Rasmussen

fyzik, věnující se oblastem
umělého života a komplexních systémů

Henry M. Mix

producent, režisér a kameraman
přírodovědných dokumentů

Volker Barth

režisér filmu
Velrybí řečičky

J. Kohout + J. Totaro

režiséři filmu
Autonomní artefakt

Henry Driver

britský umělec
zúčastní se online

Kristina Korsholm

associate producer
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Jan Hošek

režisér
dokumentárních filmů