FAMU International AMU = DAMU + FAMU + HAMU

FILM AND TV SCHOOL OF ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS IN PRAGUE

Special Production Course (SPC)

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

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
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.

FOR WHOM IS THE PROGRAM DESIGNED?
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.

PRODUCTION CONTEXT
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. 



TYPE OF PROJECTS

Program participants apply directly for the project of their intention:

Short Narrative Film Development and Productoin (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. 




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. 




ACADEMIC DIMENSION

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 enroll 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.

Find more information in section HOW TO APPLY