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!

A big congratulations (to add to his list of recent successes) to FAMO student Karel Sindelar for his victory at iShorts 'Student Shorts 2019' for his film WHY SO SIRIUS!

An early May excursion for students of FAMO in Pisek to Prague's Barrandov film studios and adjoining TV NOVA station. 

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