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

Introduction

Film and TV School (FAMU)

Film and TV School (FAMU) is an integral part of The Academy of Performing Arts, which was founded after World War II, in 1947. It is the fifth oldest film school in the world. Its graduates include many influential filmmakers and scriptwriters, many known within international contexts such as Oscar winners or laureates of international film festivals. In addition, most people working in the Czech Republic’s film and TV industry in artistic or production positions, as well as still-photographers in various media are graduates from FAMU.

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The 1960s was perhaps the most brilliant period in the history of both Czech cinema and FAMU. The students and professors offered the most progressive and challenging ideas to the overall social discourse of the time. After the occupation of Czechoslovakia in August 1968, several FAMU professors and graduates had to leave the country. Some of them contributed to the development of film art and industry in the world and played significant roles in the development of film education. After the fall of communism in Europe, FAMU maintained its status as the national film school but at the same time opened its gates for international students from all over the World.
FAMU is a founding member of CILECT (World association of film schools), of the European League of Institutes of Arts (ELIA), and of the European Association of Cinema and Television Schools GEECT. Works by its graduates have received many awards at international festivals and have often been co-produced with domestic television networks and broadcast over the nation.

STUDIES AT FAMU = FILMMAKING + WRITING + ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES
FAMU International has various programs in English, from one to six-week summer workshops to one semester programs organized abroad to one-year programs to full master degree programs. Generally speaking, each program consists of a varying proportion of practical filmmaking with assistance, writing skills connected to practical processes and academic disciplines related to the audiovisual field with their reflections and methodologies. Each program has different conditions for admission. Some shorter programs (usually the one semester or summer workshop programs) are based on contracts with particular universities or academic agencies. These programs are run by FAMU regarding curricular matters, but admissions are administered by the particular university or academic agency (CIEE or CET) with whom FAMU is contracted. FAMU3 This section of our website gives complete information on the characteristic of each program and links to the section for applicants, where you can find information on admissions. FAMU1 Studying at FAMU means also spending your life in the heart one of the most beautiful cities in the world.Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of twentieth-century Europe. Main attractions include the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, the Jewish Quarter, the Lennon Wall, and Petřín hill. Since 1992, the extensive historic center of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. On the other hand, Prague has also many different faces, former industrial parts, many suburbs with a variety of styles including huge urban spaces with panel houses from the communist time, civic architecture from a whole range of 19th and 20th century, many parks etc.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Czech

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Programs

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Summer courses

Summer Filmmaking Initiation Campus 2018

Campus Full time 5 weeks June 2018 Czech Republic Prague

The five weeks will transform your view of filmmaking and perhaps make you decide to pursue your dream of a lifetime. In addition you will fall in love with Prague and find new friends. [+]

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.... [-]


Contact

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

Address FAMU International Smetanovo nábřeží 2
11665 Prague, Czech Republic
Phone +420 234 244 311