Thanks to a grant from the South Bohemian region as part of their "Support of new fields of study at universities in the South Bohemian Region", we just installed a new projector and larger projection screen in the school cinema. 

At FAMO we're committed to change, to growth. On that note, we'd like to welcome director and photographer MgA. Jan Eliáš Svatoš to our teaching team. 

Jan is a FAMO, FAMU and Charles University graduate, with over 10 documentary films under his belt which have received local and international praise and applause. Have a look at his website for more information,, and don't miss his 2016 film Art of Lights and Shadows.

August saw a group of 13 students from ZBTI university in Ningbo China attend FAMO for a three week intensive program taking the students through the fundamentals of cinematography, directing, sound design and editing and culminating in 3 short films.

In June our friends from NOVA community college in the USA returned for month long practical film course, which centers around industry specific masterclasses by FAMO teaching professionals and a short film project (which this year is the American reinterpretation of scenes from 4 of the Czech New Wave's most well know films).


FAMO graduate Kačka Morozová is part of the crew of the six-part "Whisper Naked Shadow" series on OBBOD. A month after its release, the series won the Best Web Series in the April edition of the Los Angeles Film Awards. A few days later, the creators enjoyed official inclusion in the Sicily Web Festival, where the short web series will be presented to the audience and jury in August.

Radim Grzybek's short documentary 'I am work' delves into the (in)balance we maintain between our working and personal lives. The film (directed by Radim Grzybek, cinematography - Daniel Tučník, editing - František Kotačka, sound - Jan Lakota, production - Romana Pekárková) was awarded the Honorary Jury Award at Náchod's Prime Season 2019. Congratulations!

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