- Structure and key facts
- About FAMU International
- We are part of the Academy of Performing Arts (AMU)
- FAMU locations
- Production facilities
- FAMU leadership
- FAMU statuses
- Statuses of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
- The Senate of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague internal regulations
- Basic information on submitting Bachelor’s, Master’s and other university qualification work at AMU.
- Attendance and Examination regulations
CZECH REPUBLIC + CULTIVATION OF FILM ART = 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.
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.
Anna Lyubynetska´s Kiev Moscow won Czech lion for Best student film: A graduate film Kiev Moscow by Anna Lyubynetska, student of Cinema and Digital Media Program (Directing) at FAMU…
Miroslav Janek to present his Normal autistic film at FAMU on 5.12.2016: Documentary filmmaker Miroslav Janek will present his last winning film during guest lecture on Monday 5.12. FAMU…
Film produced at FAMU International won My Street Film Award. : What to Do When Trains Pass By won the first price at My Street Film. Former FAMU student, Karl Friis Forchhammer from…
FAMU International films at Camera OKO cinematography film festival. : For the first time this year, 7 selected films which were produced at FAMU International during last 6 years, will be screen…
What to Do While Trains Pass By by last year Academy Preparation Student, Karl Friis Forchhammer…: What to Do While Trains Pass By by last year Academy Preparation Student, Karl Friis Forchhammer, has been nominated for the…