Director Jakub Jirásek’s Don’t Be a Pussy wins the Young Director Award
Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague - FAMU, established in 1946 and built by the efforts of the most important Czech filmmakers of the time, is one of Europe’s oldest film schools. In early 1960’s, it served as an incubator for young artists who subsequently became famous as the Czechoslovak New Wave. It was the greatest contribution to the world’s cinematography until then, and it earned Czechoslovakia – inter alia – two Oscars for Best Foreign Films. Today, FAMU is featured on the list of TOP 15 international film schools as published annually by The Hollywood Reporter, and the students, teachers and graduates are successful both domestically and internationally.
FAMU is a founding member of the International Association of Film and Television Schools (CILECT), European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA), European Grouping of Film and Television Schools (GEECT) and European Film Academy, and an institutional member of the Czech Society for Film Studies (CEFS). FAMU plays an important role in involving its teachers and researchers in international professional organisations, and collaborates with Czech Television and foreign television companies as well. FAMU is also an institutional member of the Association for Film and Audiovisual Education.
FAMU has six accredited study programs and eleven departments teaching 12 programs in Czech and 4 programs in English. The Departments are as follows: Department of Directing (KR), Department of Cinematography (KK), Department of Documentary Film (KDT), Department of Production (KP), Department of Editing (KSS), Department of Photography (KF), Department of Sound (KZT), Department of Animated Film (KAT), Department of Scriptwriting and Dramaturgy (KSD), Audiovisual Study Centre (CAS) and FAMU International (FI).
FAMU’s puppet films to feature in a special programme as part of the prestigious ANIMAYO Festival in Spain
Dean´s Decree No. 11_2020_Issued further to the special measures regarding students’ personal presence at FAMU
Dean’s Decree No. 10/2020 Regarding employee’s personal presence at FAMU, business trips abroad and the presence of foreign persons in FAMU buildings after the end of the state of emergency
Dean’s Decree No. 9/2020 Issued further to the special measures regarding students’ personal presence at FAMU
Dean’s Decree No. 3/2020_in connection with the coronavirus epidemic and the special measures adopted by the Government and the Ministries of the Czech Republic in respect of all FAMU Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes
Academy of Performing Arts in Prague: Rector’s Recommendation Regarding the Spread of Coronavirus
Daria Kashcheeva and Daughter won Short Film Jury Award: Animation at the Sundance Film Festival
SH_T HAPPENS by Miša Mihalyová and David Štumpf to premiere globally at the Venice Film Festival
Two animated films by FAMU students make it to the short list at the Student Academy Awards