Films selected for Imagineindia 2020
Home Sleep Home (Adam Koloman Rybanský)
128 Thousand (Ondřej Erban)
Plus One (Myroslava Klochko)
Sugar (Tereza Vejvodová)
Julie and the Demon of the Night (Jan Vondrácek)
The Night of the Agama (Tomáš Janáček)
Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague – FAMU, established in 1946 and built by the efforts of the most important Czech filmmakers of the time, is one of Europe’s oldest film schools. In early 1960’s, it served as an incubator for young artists who subsequently became famous as the Czechoslovak New Wave. It was the greatest contribution to the world’s cinematography until then, and it earned Czechoslovakia – inter alia – two Oscars for Best Foreign Films. Today, FAMU is featured on the list of TOP 15 international film schools as published annually by The Hollywood Reporter, and the students, teachers and graduates are successful both domestically and internationally.
FAMU is a founding member of the International Association of Film and Television Schools (CILECT), European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA), European Grouping of Film and Television Schools (GEECT) and European Film Academy, and an institutional member of the Czech Society for Film Studies (CEFS). FAMU plays an important role in involving its teachers and researchers in international professional organisations, and collaborates with Czech Television and foreign television companies as well. FAMU is also an institutional member of the Association for Film and Audiovisual Education.
FAMU has six accredited study programs and eleven departments teaching 12 programs in Czech and 4 programs in English. The Departments are as follows: Department of Directing (KR), Department of Cinematography (KK), Department of Documentary Film (KDT), Department of Production (KP), Department of Editing (KSS), Department of Photography (KF), Department of Sound (KZT), Department of Animated Film (KAT), Department of Scriptwriting and Dramaturgy (KSD), Audiovisual Study Centre (CAS) and FAMU International (FI).
Selected awards and alumni:
Awards and nominations: Student Academy Award (Student Oscars); Un Certain Regard, Berlinale, Karlovy Vary, Brussels Short Film Festival, Sundance, Sillhouette; Anima Cordoba, Cottbus, Český Lev – Czech Film Academy Awards, Beginning Film Festival, METADAC, Ji:Hlava, Toronto Film festival.
Alumni: Miloš Forman, Agnieszka Holland, Emir Kusturica, Jan Svěrák, Věra Chytilová, Jaromil Jireš, Jan Němec, Evald Schorm, Juraj Jakubisko, Goran Markouič, Lordan Zafranovič, Nabil Maleh, Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina, Nosrat Karimi, Fero Fenič, Vladimír Michálek, Marek Najbrt, Václav Švankmajer, Grímur Hákonarson, Vojtěch Jasný, Ivan Zachariáš, Michaela Pavlátová, Jan Hřebejk, Miroslav Janek, Tomáš Luňák, Jan Švankmajer, Norbert Držiak