Festival dates: March 31st -  April 1st 2023.    Deadline for accepting the competition works: March 12th 2023

Program - PAF Tachov 2023 en

PAF Tachov 2023          

45th year of international festival of underwater photography, film, and children’s artwork.

Program                                           31st of March – 1st of April 2023

Friday 31st of March

Museum Českého lesa in Tachov

18:00     Magical world. – vernissage author’s exhibition of photos by Hynek Kašpar.               

Community hall Mže in Tachov

08:00     Festivals afternoon for students of Basic schools in Tachov.                                                                                                  

19:30     Ceremonial opening of the festival

  • Ceremonial opening in newly reconstructed community hall Mže.
  • Performance of Ledecka bagpipe music.
  • Lecture: Pavol Kráľ – History of diving in Tatra lakes.
  • Screening of nominated festival films.

Saturday 1st of April  

Community hall Mže in Tachov

Exhibition of nominated photos.

Exhibition of children's artwork.

09:00 Morning festival block

  • Screening of nominated films.
  • Evaluation and presentation of prizes of the children's art competition.
  • Lecture: Jaroslav Knotek – VD Labská.

 13:00 Afternoon festival block

  • Lecture: Mgr. Jiří Chlevišťan – Ves Butov from the point of view of underwater archaeology.
  • Screening of nominated films.
  • Lecture: Richard Jaroněk – Africa Unlimited.
  • Screening of nominated films.
  • Lecture: How hackers do IT, are you safe behind the monitor?
  • Screening of nominated films.
  • Lecture: Michal Štros "Creative underwater photography".

Festival’s entrance fee for all the above-mentioned programs is 200 CZK. Entrance fee for the Friday program only is 150 CZK. Free entry for authors.


20:00     Diving, Community Ball of town Tachov

Miroslav Novotný Dance Orchestra from Pilsen will be entertaining us with their music. Štěpán Šmíd, the champion of the Czech Republic in micromagic, will perform his craft. The price includes a welcome drink and a rich banquet. Required Dress code: Semi formal.

Organizer: Divers Union of Czech Republic

Project partners: Town Tachov, Towns cultural center Tachov, Museum Českého lesa in Tachov




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