42nd Festival PAF Tachov 6th - 8th March 2020. Deadline for accepting the competition works February 15th 2020
Submission of competition works starts on 1st of January 2020
18:00 Vernissage of author's photo exhibition - Veronika Matějková - „Silent places”. The exhibition will be open until 14th of April. Museum visiting hours: Daily including Saturdays and Sundays from 09:00 to 16:00.
08:00 - 12:00 Festival films and a lecture for students of schools in Tachov
20:00 Festival's nominated films / block I.
Paľo Král SK Clear waters - Vysoké Tatry
Anzalone Gaetano IT Colapesce
Boettcher Joerg DE Flussgeschichten (Riverstories)
20:45 Ing. Oldřich Lukš 60th anniversary of the 1st edition of J. Y. Cousteaua's „The World of Silence“
This year, we will remind ourselves of 60 years since first edition of JYC „The world of silence“ was published. It will be presented in Czech language. This undemandingly engaging and interesting publication immediately attracted hundreds of thousands of people around the world and it became an inspiration for those who are interested in the world in, not only under the seas and oceans, but also rivers, ponds and other freshwater reservoirs.
Part of the lecture will be screening of the original film the World of Silence - 1956, directed by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Louis Malle. Awards: Golden Palm, Oscar for the best feature film documentary.
09:00 - 17:00 - Exhibition of 150 nominated contest photos.
09:00 - 15:00 Draw your photo.
Children's art workshop. Children will choose one of the exhibited photos to draw it or sculpture it. Drawings will be evaluated on the same day and award will be given to the successful authors at 15:30. Professional supervision and art supplies will be provided.
Bouncy castle for children - free of charge.
20:00 Diving ball
Gala evening, with the announcement of the winners and hand over of the awards to the authors. There will be band Los Pavlínos, dancing show of Rinas Company, tasty banquet and a raffle.
09:00 Festival's nominated films / block II.
Claudia Schmitt DE The Patterns of the Ocean – Protecting Indonesia’s Manta Rays
Turpin Elodie ES The Angel's Secrets
Staes Filip BE 950 meters above sealevel
11:15 Evaluation of children's art contest
Festival's nominated films / block III.
Tutoky Jan CZ Blues of great white shark
Czapay Milan DE Protect these treasures
Tahsin Ceylan TR Underwater Paradise Antalyayoutube
Bruno Van Saen BE Dive around Bali
Luc Rooman BE Perfect
Kateřina Černá CZ Beauty of Philippines under the surface
14:00 Festival's nominated films / block IV.
Jägerová Světlana CZ Diver and animal
Czapay Milan DE La orana Tahiti (Pozdrav z Tahiti)
14:30 Portfolios - projection of authors series of photos
15:00 Festival's nominated films / block V.
Karel Zámečník CZ Galapagos
Anzalone Gaetano IT Raja Ampat
Claudia Schmitt DE Fragile - Why turtle hatchlings need the sea
16:15 Festival's nominated films / block VI.
Claudia Schmitt DE Raja Ampat – Indonesia’s Great Diving Adventure
Milorad Djuknic RS Triton Trumpete
Drago Domenico IT I am not a poet
Edward Snijders NL Manta Point Addu
Carlos Virgili ES Aqualiens
Ronald Faber NL Homarus Zeelandica
10:30 Mgr. Bára Machová - European discoveries in the light of modern methods of underwater archeology.
Underwater archeology is booming, which can be attributed to dynamic technological development. We got from analogue records to digital procesing thanks to modern methods. This had an effect not only on amount of extracted data but also on a possibility of presenting underwater cultural heritage to a public. The lecturer will present to public selection of the most interesting European projects.
13:15 Miroslav Lukáš - History and present survey of Abyss of Hranice.
Abyss of Hranice is located close to city Přerov. The abbys is 404 meters deep according to the last measurement in 2016. This makes it the deepest flooded cave in the world!
15:30 Rostislav Štefánek - Stories under the water.
Immers yourself with Rostislav Štefanek under the surface of our ponds sand-pits and rivers, where can be found various natural events hidden to ordinary human eyes. The author will present his photos and videos of this mysterious "universe" to the audience. You can look forward to pictures of Czech amphibians, reptiles, fish and other aquatic animals.