- fully equipped 35mm studio, 35mm cameras, 16mm cameras, JVC HD cameras, SONY
- DVcam cameras, full lighting equipment
- fully equipped animation studios 2D, 3D with 35mm cameras electronically operated with possibility of “Multiplan” shooting
- sound studios with detached and digitally equipped production room
- film editing rooms (35mm and 16mm Steenbacks)
- fully air-conditioned digital editing rooms (Avid …)
- sound postproduction rooms equipped with Protools
- the film and digital formats viewing theatre
Our school offers to practise practical skills of various film proffesions in studios, fully equipped with technical equipment of highest standarts. Besides theoretical background, strong accent is put on the practical education. Making your own short movie is the fundamental part of courses. The raw material, actors and tuition is already included in the tuition fee.
Education in English
Among FAMO tutors are many English speaking proffesionals. It enables Diploma Film Studies Programme students to graduate their studium completely in English. Also our Degree students in the first grade are completely tought in English. With the individual approach lessons could be partly guided in English in the second and third grade.
Experienced Teaching Staff
Most of 50 tutors of FAMO are active film proffesionals. We can guarantee you, your tutors will be most important moviemakers of our traditionally „filmfan“ country. We also guarantee you indiviual attitude, based on their own experience from their active professional life. The part of our study programme are also master classes and lectures given by the host professors from important film schools over the Europe.
Learning from Masters
"The best way, how to learn to make a good movie is visiting the cinema as often as it is possible.“ Those are words of the famous director Woody Allen. We absolutely agree with him. That is why we take as a matter of fact to get our students familiar with classic titles of the world cinematography and contemporary production of respected filmmakers. Our school library offers around 1500 titles on DVD and the part of our campus is the school art cinema, where you can watch movies on the wide screen."
Independent Philosophy of Filmmaking
Although FAMO educates the perfect technical professionals, our main philosophy is to develop artistic creativity, originality of ideas and independent point of view. This is what we try to support and evolve in our students from the very first beginning. We believe, that basic equipment of each good filmmaker is engaged attitude, involving to everyday reality and reflecting problems of the world where we live. Our aim is not only educate keen professionals, but also expressive, empathic and self-confident personalities. That is also the reason, why we are more than 10 years holding The International Student Film Festival, to support students with the similar attitude from film schools all over the world.
FAMO voted as the faculty of the year 2011/2012!!
Application period for academic year 2013/2014 is opening!
If you like to apply for our study programs, just fill our online application form and submit it till 31.4.2013. We are looking forward to welcome you as our fellow student next Autumn.
FAMO celebrated 25.anniversary of ERASMUS
10. and 11.5.2012 FAMO celebrated the 25.anniversary of the EU program of student exchanges Erasmus. Besides presentation meeting and informations about this program and his history at FAMO there were also FAMO students awarded for best photographs from their Erasmus exchanges.
Application for academic year 2012/2013 is open now!
If you like to apply for our study programs, just fill our online application form and submit it till 31.5.2012. We are looking forward to welcome you as our fellow student from this October.
FAMO students awarded at 11. International Student Film Festival Písek 2011
6.-9.10. Písek hosted the 11. International Student Film Festival Písek 2011, where FAMO students were extremely succesful. Our students Jan Vejnar, Jiří Sádek and Katarína Dedičová won five awards for their school movies. Jan Vejnar with his wonderful "Automatic for the People" won the Grand Prix and it is another triumph for him from another international competition. Congratulations to all!
The application period prolongated till the end of June!
The application deadline is near!
The 30.5.2011 is the date you can apply for the autumn semester 2011/2012 at FAMO. We are looking forward to welcome you as our new fellows in October!
Czech Lion for chief of Film edit department
Alois Fišárek, the Head of FAMO film edit department was awarded with prestigeous Czech film award called „Czech Lion“ which was held in the beginning of March 2011 in Prague. Mr. Fišárek, long-time collaborator of director Jan Svěrák and editor of Academy award winner, the movie „Kolja“, was awarded for his editing of the new Svěrák´s movie, original family movie „Kuky se vrací“.
Antonio Riestra was awarded for Best Cinematography
One of our longtime special IFS tutor, the Mexican cinematographer Antonio Riestra, was awarded just a few weeks ago with one of the most prestigeous European film award, Spanish award Goya. He was awarded for the Best cinematography of the highly acclaimed Spanish/Catalan drama called "Pa Negre" by director Augustí Villaronga.
„Automatic for the People“ on the representative DVD with Best Czech Short Films Jan Vejnar and his movie „Automatic for the People“ was embedded in the menu of DVD Czech Short Films, released by Czech Film Centre. The representative DVD with choice of 15 short films, chosen by jury of film specialists, will be offered to more than 50 international film festivals and to film proffesionals over the world.