3 Month Special Production Course (SPC)

FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

Program Description

3 Month Special Production Course (SPC)

FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

Do you want to develop and shoot and finalize your own short film under tutorship, skilled supervision and technical support? Here you are.


During a three-month period (September-December) selected and highly qualified applicants may create a film or video project within FAMU International’s Special Productions Program. The aim of this program is for advanced filmmakers to complete a film or video project suitable for festival and/or professional presentation. To this end, Special Productions participants work with an individual project supervisor as well as with various mentors from the FAMU faculty.


Preference is given to applicants who have already successfully completed any coursework at FAMU, but all students with appropriate educational or professional experience are encouraged to apply.

 All projects are produced under the auspices of the FAMU Studio, and include the involvement of a Production Manager provided by FAMU International. Depending on the needs of the student and the project, a skilled Director of Photography, Sound Designer and Editor are also available to assist or collaborate on the project. The budget of the project is included within the course fee. 



Program participants apply directly for the project of their intention:

Short Narrative Film Development and Production (16mm film)
Participants write and direct a 16mm film, 7 to 12 minutes in length, with Sync sound, shot on location. The project is not limited regarding style, however we particularly welcome contemporary narrative fiction and an author based approach. 

Television Drama Production (HDTV)

Participants write and direct a 20 to 25 minute television drama, shot on HD multi-camera television sound stage. Emphasis is on creating a good story, well told, that is dependent on strong writing and work with actors. 

35mm Cinematography Production
Emerging cinematographers create a 3 to 5 minute showcase film to demonstrate their visual abilities with a 35mm, non-sync sound production that they also write (or base the work on screenwriter´s script) and direct. 

Animation Production

Occasionally, the program produces short animation projects depending on the proposals of highly talented student animators. Skilled animation assistants, as well as an animation studio, are available for these productions. Final length is maximum 5 minutes. 16/35 mm or digital is chosen depending on project style and shooting schedule technology. 


The program is entirely aimed at the production of a completed project. All participants meet regularly with supervisors and mentors, but do not attend any classes. 
However, participants earn 9 academic credits (ECTS) upon successfully completing their project. The final project will be assessed by a committee of FAMU faculty members. 
Additionally, participants may choose to enrol in up to 6 credits (ECTS) worth of classes from the offerings at FAMU International Academy Program – but are not required to do so. 
Participants may also choose to attend FAMU Master Classes and Guest lectures.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 8, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Sept., 2017
3 months
Full time
Start date Sept., 2017
Czech Republic Prague
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