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The Film Academy of Miroslav Ondricek in Pisek (FAMO) is an independent private film school, which offers the possibility to study Film Art in a beautiful, inspiring and traditionally cultural town Písek, situated in the region of South Bohemia, Czech Republic.

FAMO in Písek educates and trains students to a professional level with specialisations in Screenwriting and Directing, Cinematography, Sound, Editing, Production and Animation. The programme aims to equip graduates with a high level of technical competence and craft skills as well as to develop theirs creative skills to the highest artistic level possible. The Academy provides convenient environment where students can gain an understanding of underlying aesthetic principles of filmmaking and teaches to apply, to explore, to experiment and even to challenge those principles in the real world.

Hands-on experience and team-work are both given a strong emphasis throughout the study programme. Therefore, the course includes ongoing practical exercises with focus on specific skills such as studio lighting, camera work or editing techniques.

Within the IFS (International Film Studies) programme we offer:

  • Certificate / Diploma Film Course (1 or 2 semesters)
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree Programme (6 semesters)
  • Master of Arts Degree Programme (4 semesters)
  • Erasmus+ exchange mobilities (1 or 2 semesters)

Aim of the studies is to:

  • Forward professional knowledge and cultural outlook
  • Deepen aesthetics and dramatic feeling
  • Prepare the students for praxis

Teachers at IFS:

  • Are professional artists and active filmmakers
  • Bring many professional, creative, ethical and artistic impulses
  • Meet and cooperate with students in a narrow professional and personal relationship
  • Graduates of FAMO find employment in:

Film, TV, Dubbing, Radio stations

  • Advertising agencies
  • PR agencies
  • Educational institutions and scientific departments
  • Cultural departments

The school continues in the tradition of organizing the International Student Film Festival in Písek, which introduces students to the organization of such an event and extends mainly foreign contacts - www.filmfestpisek.cz.