Summer Filmmaking Initiation Campus 2017

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

Program Description

Summer Filmmaking Initiation Campus 2017

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

Are you pondering what to do in the summer? Are you creative, witty and bold? Do you wish to gain a brief yet comprehensive experience in the fields of directing, cinematography, sound design and editing, and experience an A-class film festival with the accreditation of a film pro? The five weeks will transform your view of filmmaking and perhaps make you decide to pursue your dream of a lifetime. Plus you will fall in love with Prague and find new friends. Such has been our experience every year.Our summer course may also serve as your summer university activity; the content of the studies is defined in ECTS credits and upon graduation students obtain a Transcript of Records.

Final gathering before the diplomas are delivered and farewell lunch is served. Little sad moment, we have to admit.
  • Good quality accommodation in wider city center: Students live collectively yet everyone in their own room. Kitchenettes are available, as is a vast array of tasty meals from various outlets in the vicinity.
  • Many cultural and social activities right after your arrival: These include for example a welcome dinner and basics of Prague’s genius loci.
  • An introductory photography exercise where the quality of your camera does not matter (a mobile telephone is enough) – what matters is a fresh idea and understanding the assignment.
  • Shooting on a 16 mm film: A collective assignment, individual shoots, a collective composition, and individual experience.
  • Guest lectures: These are the cornerstone of our entire summer workshop. We try to expose students to various opinions and methods of pro filmmakers throughout the course.
  • A magnificent week in Karlovy Vary that is just the bomb: A beautiful spa town where we go to its A-class film festival. Industry accreditations open doors to workshops and industry events for students and enable them to see just as many great films a day as they can take.
  • Then the fun ends and hard work begins. Students get to make the final film in a group, with each member participating in screen writing, consulting, and pitching.
  • Students learn hands-on filmmaking skills under the leadership of experienced experts in the field – you will experience a leap in the initiation to digital cinematography.
  • Shooting a project under the cinematography, sound design, lighting, and production supervision of the FAMU team.
  • Editing and postproduction phase
  • Final showing in the presence of everyone who participated in the summer workshop program
  • A magnificent farewell.
Proud to pass Summer Campus.

Our summer school concept is based on a simple principle – thorough theoretical and hands-on preparation for the shooting and collective honing of the work from the idea to completion result in above-average outputs, as we have had the opportunity to see every year. The priority is room for individual creative growth, strengthening creative abilities and skills of the craft, and close student-tutor cooperation. Yes, the workshop is intense in terms of both time and energy, but it works. And don’t worry – we have incorporated some leisure time for you in the schedule.

The maximum capacity of the Summer School is limited to 16 participants, minimum age of 18. If you wish to enroll please observe the two following dates – an Early Bird gets a discount!

Admission deadlines:
Early Bird applications: March 1, 2017
Admission announcement by March 15, 2017
Tuition fees to be paid by March 31, 2017
Regular admission deadline: April 1, 2017
Admission announcement by April 15, 2017
Tuition fees to be paid by April 30, 2017


Arrival: June 23, 2017
Adaptation and introductory modules: June 24 – 25, 2017
Workshop program dates:
Prague: June 26 – July 2, 2017
Karlovy Vary: July 2 – July 7, 2017
Prague: July 7 – July 27, 2017
Departure: July 28, 2017

Informal lesson
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 16, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
June 23, 2017
5 weeks
Full time
4,235 EUR
Apr. 1, 2017
Start date June 23, 2017
Czech Republic Prague
Application deadline Apr. 1, 2017
End date Request Info
Duration 5 weeks
Price 4,235 EUR
incl. accommodation