In the iShorts organised event - the battle of the film schools - FAMO in Pisek's Oliver Beaujard and his graduation film Robine? took away the heavy weight title for best film in Prague last week. Congratulations!!!

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.

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