Czech director, and multiple Oscar winner, Milos Forman, has died at the age of 86. He is revered both locally and internationally for his work, and is regarded as the best director in Czechoslavkian history. His “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” won five Oscars, including those for best director and best picture. He worked closely with cinematographer, and patron of our school Miroslav Ondricek on such films as Amadeus and Ragtime, and will be deeply missed.

The Czech Lion award 2018 for the best documentary film was awarded to Olga Sommerova for her film, Red. The prize of extraordinary benefit to Czech cinematography was awared to Alois Fišárek. Congratulations to our teachers!!!

FAMO graduate Polina Kazakova continues her exceptional animation work on the French-German-Czech production La Traversee (Towards the Border) - a full length animated paint-on-glass film by french director Florence Miailhe.

FAMO student Porin Raspica creates sand animation by moving sand on glass to create each frame.

FAMO graduate, Jan Mika's short animated film "We're Human After All", which ingeniously incorporates different animation and filming techniques, appears unstoppable. To add to the film's list of recent local and international success, it was recently awarded the Audience Award at the festival Premiers Plans d'Angers, 2017, in France.

The 5th of April, 2018 will hail the premier of the feature film "To the Wind" by FAMO graduate, Sofia Sustak. FAMO graduate - Jan Pivoňka - also participated in the film as cameraman. 

A story of three youths taking a summer cruise around the Greek Islands. Unmarried siblings Matyáš (Matyáš Řezníček) and Natalia (Jenofa Boková) sail as crew on a sailboat on which the son of the owner of the ship is on board, and documentary filmmaker Honza (Vladimir Polivka), joins the ship. The gradual rapprochement of Natalie and Honza is detrimental to the perfect coexistence of siblings, and on the surface they begin to surrender to things that will show their carefree ride in quite another light. An unusual love triangle takes place in an attractive yacht environment which brings our characters closer to the desires and concerns of today's younger generation. The debut director, Sofie Sustak, made a generic testimony with the young crew on the limited space of a sailing ship in the open sea and the picturesque islands of Northern Sporades.

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