Summer Filmmaking Initiation Campus 2021


Program Description

Are you at the crossroads of your studies, or do you want to decide what your main focus is? 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?
Our well-established Summer Filmmaking Initiation Campus can help you focus your creative energy and might provide not only a wealth of knowledge but also some rather sought-after self-knowledge.
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.

  • 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.

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 in the 2021:

Early bird applications deadline: Mar 1, 2021
Announcing admissions in the early bird round: Mar 15, 2021
Early bird tuition fee to be paid: Mar 30, 2021
Regular admission deadline: Apr 1, 2021
Announcing regular admissions: Apr 15, 2021
Regular admission fee to be paid: Apr 30, 2021


June 25 — July 30, five weeks

Workshop fees in 2021:

Those admitted in the Early Bird round of the admission procedure will pay:

CZK 119 500,- (approx EUR 4 680)

Those admitted on the regular admission deadline will pay:

CZK 125 500,- (approx EUR 4920)

(VAT included)

The workshop fee covers:

- tuition

- accommodation in Prague and Karlovy Vary

- all transport costs associated

- accreditation for the festival

- location scouting within Prague, all scheduled cultural events

- filming and postproduction facilities coverage

- final screening reception

- visa and insurance consulting

The workshop fee does not cover:

- food allowance

- airfare

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Vibrant Historical City In The Heart Of Europe — 5th Oldest Film School In The World — One Of The Best Places On Earth To Study Cinema. Its graduates include many influential filmmakers and scriptwrit ... Read More

Vibrant Historical City In The Heart Of Europe — 5th Oldest Film School In The World — One Of The Best Places On Earth To Study Cinema. Its graduates include many influential filmmakers and scriptwriters, many known within an international context, Oscar winners and laureates of international film festivals. Read less