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December 2015

PF 2016

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AWARDS

Peacock heads to Sundance

Peacock, a film by Ondřej Hudeček (FAMU Cinematography Department), was selected for the short film competition at the Sundance Festival. This success was preceded by other festivals and awards: the world premiere at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, participation in the New Fest festival: New York's LGBT Film Festival, nomination for the Iris Award in Cardifffor best LGBT film of the year, winning the Association of Czech Cinematographers award for best student film of the year, winning the Special Jury Prize at the Prague Mezipatro LGBT festiva and awards at FAMUFEST for best screenplay, editing and best film.

Best 5-minute Fiction Film: The Wife

The short film The Wife by Luboš Kučera (Directing Department FAMU) won in the category of Best 5-minute Fiction Film in the student competition at the Beginning Film Festival in St. Petersburg. The film was shot by Tomáš Pavelka as an exam project at the cinematography department and the screenplay was written by Taťána Rubášová. Watch the film online.

Best Documentary Short Film: Sofie

SOFIE by Jan Rendl (Documentary Film Department FAMU) won in the category of Best Documentary Short Film from a school at a new film festival Feelmakers.

Grand Prize for dance film: Insomnia

Kristýna Bartošová (Documentary Film Department FAMU) won the grand prize at the Screen Motion festival for her dance film Insomnia.

FAMU at Jihlava IDFF

Among the winning films at the 19th annual Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival were several films from FAMU.

The Best Czech Experimental Documentary Film 2015 in the section FASCINATION: EXPRMNTL.CZ awarded the film Listen to the Horizon by student Anna Kryvenko (Center for Audiovisual Studies FAMU).

The film The Dangerous World of Doctor Doleček by Kristýna Bartošová, a student of the Documentary Film Department FAMU, won Honourable Mention in the FIRST LIGHT section.

The audience award went to Czech Journal: Matrix AB by FAMU teacher Vít Klusák (Documentary Film Department FAMU).

Honourable Mention in the Czech Joy section went to FAMU graduate Tomáš Potočný with his film Tears of Steel: Vladimír Stehlík Meets Lubomír Krystlík.

More information here.

"Gold Panda" Awards

Films by students of FAMU at the 13th Szechuan TV Festival "Gold Panda" Awards for Students:

Tony and Mr. Illness (Kateřina Karhánková) – winner of the Grand Prize for Animation

Zápletka (Stanislav Sekela) – nomination for Grand Prize and Best Visual Effects for Animation

Nothing (Nicole Hálová) – nomination for Best Student Actor for Fiction

FAMUFEST winners

Best Film Famufest Exposed: Peacock (Ondřej Hudeček) / David (Jan Těšitel)

Best Animated Film: Pupínek (Sangeun Won)

Best Director: Spolu (Damián Vondrášek)

Best Feature Film: Strach (Michal Blaško)

Best Script: Peacock (Ondřej Hudeček)

Best Cinematography: David (Jan Těšitel)

Best Editing: Peacock (Ondřej Hudeček)

Best Sound: Lesapán (Martin Stýblo, Martin Blauber)

Unofficial Great Maverick award: Journey to Rome (Tomasz Mielnik)

Unofficial Little Maverick award: Lesapán (Martin Stýblo, Martin Blauber)

Best Documentary Film: Posedlost (Tomáš Klein, Tomáš Merta)

FAMUFEST is a review of mainly student works organized by FAMU students. It is held each year in the fall.

NEWS

Students prepare new script with Harold Apter

Czech Television, in cooperation with FAMU, Tomáš Bata University in Zlín and JAMU, is launching a unique project whose objective is to prepare a pilot script for a new series on Czech Television. The work of seven selected students over one semester is led by American screenwriter Harold Apter, who has, among other things, written for Star Trek: The Next Generation. "It's a major breakthrough, not only in terms of cooperation between FAMU, UTB Zlín, JAMU and Czech Television, but also in terms of the direction of study with respect to television dramaturgy at the level of so-called quality TV," says the guarantor of student internships at Czech Television Ivo Mathé (FAMU Production Department). The program kicked off on Saturday, 5 December. Workshops with Harold Apter will follow, connected to lectures via an on-line platform. The final workshop that Harold will participate in is planned for March. The name of the student who will present the eight to 16-episode series will be announced in June. In addition to Harold Apter, the committee that will select the winner will include the dean of FAMU Pavel Jech, the dean of Tomáš Bata University in Zlín Jana Janíková, professor at JAMU Brno Jan Gogol, and representatives of Czech Television.

Presentation in New York ends

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 was the last day of the exceptional presentation of FAMU and other Prague art schools in New York. You can still see previews of the presented works on facebook.

CAS – Czech film underground in the 1980s

CAS completed its two-year restoration of 8mm films from the 1980s, conducted as part of the DKR project. Watch one of the works, a provocative and frivolous music film, the second of the comic films by JPB films.

Hosts at FAMU

FAMU hosted American ambassador in Prague Andrew Schapiro for one day. The reason for his visit was interest in the Prague Art Academies: Independent Spirits project.

Isabelle Flauvel led a two-day module on the topic of Producer – writer – director working relationship.

Case studies at FAMU were led by Michael Hausman.

Norway Grants: FAMU cooperation with DEN NORSKE FILMSKOLEN

MIDPOINT/NORWAY Script Development Programme organizes three-month training programme of 2 residential workshops and on-line sessions for students of FAMU and Den Norske Filmskolen (Lillehammer). The aim of the workshop is to give students of both film schools a European perspective on their work, to share their experiences and to support future networking within the film industry.

STUDIES

Cinemadance international film workshop

In mid-November, more than 30 students of Prague art schools met for the 37th Cinema dance workshop organized by FAMU. In addition to Czechs (who were in the minority), the students – whose study programs are in English – came from India, Kosovo, China, France, Russia, Turkey, Iceland, Canada, Austria, Macedonia, Taiwan and Greece. "The aim of the workshop is for a group of students come to an interesting place and under the guidance of experienced teachers and artists to make a film," said Jitka Hejtmanová, program head of FAMU International foreign programs. "There are as many films as there are teams. Everything needs to be done in three days. The films are then subtitled, given sound as required and of course precisely edited." Cinemadance is regularly offered as a subject at FAMU International Prague. The next workshop will take placein spring 2016 and students can register for it at famu.international@famu.cz.

FAMU International application deadlines of 2016

Academy Preparation program 2016/2017

Application deadline – early bird: March 14, 2016 (Admission announcement: April 1, 2016)

Application deadline – regular: April 29, 2016 (Admission announcement: May 20, 2016)

Cinema and Digital Media Program 2016/2017

The application deadline for the academic year 2016/2017 is April 1, 2016.

Summer Filmmaking Initiation Campus 2016

Early Bird applications: March 1, 2016 (Admission announcement: by March 13, 2016)

Regular admission deadline: April 1, 2016 (Admission announcement: by April 15, 2016)

Department of Photography deadlines of 2016

Master study

Application deadline for exams in April: April 1, 2016

Application deadline for exams in September: August 1, 2016

Bachelor study

April 1, 2016 (Portfolio - deadline: April 1, 2016)

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