The AFAD is part of the Starmus festival! ___ 16.5.: Paul Franklin: Visual Effects Development in Filmmaking @ 11 a.m. in SNG

In two weeks, the international festival of science, music and art starts in Bratislava. From May 12 to 17, you will have the opportunity to attend concerts or lectures by well-known scientists and get to know their projects.

Fashion show

As part of the Science Camp event on the Main Square in Bratislava, a fashion show will take place, where a joint project of students from the Studio of Fashion Design and Studio of Transport Design will be presented.

You will be able to watch the show at the main stage on Monday, May 13 from 9:00 p.m.


Public lectures

During this week, the AFDA also organizes public lectures open to everyone interested where you can meet a nuclear scientist or a comedian, and learn more about the combination of sound design and AI, as well as about the creation of visual effects in films and videos. We will gradually introduce all the speakers.

The entrance to the SNG premises can be found from the side street - Riečna 1, which is located approximately opposite the entrance to the Devín hotel.
Entrance to all lectures is free for the public. The lectures will be held in English.


Staffan Qvist: The future of Energy

  • 13/05/2024 at 11 a.m.

  • Cinema, Slovak National Gallery, Riečna 1, Bratislava

Staffan Qvist was trained as a nuclear engineer at University of California, Berkeley. Qvist currently leads Qvist Consulting Limited, where he consults on clean energy projects around the world. He contributed his expertise in renewables and nuclear energy development to the book A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow, which examines international responses to climate change with a focus on Sweden’s successful decarbonization using nuclear power.


Brian Malow: Just Add Gravity!

  • 14/05/2024 at 11 a.m.

  • Cinema, Slovak National Gallery, Riečna 1, Bratislava

Science Comedian Brian Malow is a stand-up comic, public speaker, science communicator, video and audio producer, photographer, interviewer, live and virtual event host, and consultant.

His unique blend of science and comedy has been entertaining audiences from TEDx Berkeley to Los Alamos National Lab to the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings in Germany.


Giancarlo Erra: AudioShapes: innovating sound design with Artificial Intelligence

  • 15/05/02024 at 11 a.m.

  • Seminar room above the cinema, Slovak National Gallery (2nd floor), Riečna 1, Bratislava

UK based Italian composer, multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Giancarlo Erra started his career in 2005 with one man studio project Nosound. In 2008 Erra signed with Kscope and released a string of albums under the Nosound banner before recording the first album under his own name ‘Ends I-VII’ in 2019.


Paul Franklin: Science and Art: Visual Effects Development in Filmmaking

  • 16/05/2024 at 11 a.m.

  • Seminar room above the cinema, Slovak National Gallery (2nd floor), Riečna 1, Bratislava

Paul Franklin has been creating spectacular visual effects for over 25 years. Co-founder of Double Negative Visual Effects – one of the world’s leading digital visual effects studios – Paul is perhaps best known for his long-running collaboration with director Christopher Nolan. Paul’s work has featured in more than thirty films including “Inception” and “Interstellar”, both of which brought him Oscars for Best Visual Effects. Coming from a Fine Arts background Paul has also maintained a life-long interest in science.


We are looking forward to seeing you!

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Starmus 2024 poster - earth is clock