International Film Studies pedagogue Viliam Vala has taken out the Ultimate Award and the award for the Most Artistic Work for his animated short film 'I'm Leaving' at the NeFeNeFi festival 2018, organised by multiple Czech Lion winner and FAMO cinematography teacher F.A.Brabec. Congratulations! Other award winners included FAMO students Vojtech Papp and Jan Takac for their respective animation work.

FAMO's Open Days will take place as part of the new FILMOVKAfest Pisek, on:

8. 11. 2018 8:30 - 12 o'clock

9. 11. 2018 10 - 16 o'clock: 
Between 10 - 11 o'clock there will be a workshop with Czech Sound Expert Karel Jaroš.

The Expert Jury Prize for Student Films at the Slavonice fest 2018 Festival was awarded to the Summer of Mischief by FAMO graduate and director Michaela Poláková.

FAMO students shine in Karlovy Vary... The crew of the film "The Fridge", directed by Barbora Kočičková, won first place in the prestigious Nespresso Talents 2018 competition, announced on July 3 at the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Congratulations!

At the end of last week we had to say goodbye to our 25 new friends from NOVA Community College, Virginia USA.

On their last day we screened the four final film products which were one element of their 4 week stay with us at FAMO in Pisek. Aside from these films the students participated in specific workshops (including a 16mm film stock day shoot) with FAMO faculty staff, participated in classes with their own NOVA film experts, and became immersed in Czech culture and Pisek's picturesque surroundings.

All of the American students and their Czech film crew counterparts should be proud of what they achieved. It was a pleasure to host NOVA, their staff and students, and we look forward to next year when the program will take place again!

FAMO in Pisek's graduate Adam Sedlák and his film 'Domesktik' fought their way into Karlovy Vary's film festival main section.

In 2015 he received first place from the Film Foundation for the best unrealized scenario (for the same film). For the mini-series Semester, Adam was also nominated for the Czech Film Critics Award in the categories of discovery of the year and performances outside of cinema.
Other FAMO graduates who participated in the film Domestik include:
Producer: Jakub Jira, Sound engineers: Jan Šulcek andJakub Jurásek.

We're keeping our fingers crossed for Vary. Best of luck Adam and co!…/kviff-mff-kv-53-mezinarodni-filmo ..

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