Despite the state of emergency declared in the Czech Republic, and the closure of all schools, we currently plan on the 2020 / 21 academic year beginning as per usual in September 2020. Applications close on the 30th of April. Stay safe and stay updated!

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We are happy to announce that FAMO in Pisek and @FESTNewDirectorsNewFilmsFestival are Partners! Our members can enjoy special conditions while accrediting for FEST industry days (June 23rd - 28th, Espinho, Portugal) and when applying to FEST - Pitching Forum (submissions deadline: 1st of April 2020). Additionally, all film submissions from our school to FEST are FREE. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pisek's film schools are working on a series of documentary films focusing on traditional crafts from the South Bohemian region. The point of the project is to connect these crafts with youth and re-generate interest in them. In this day and age we can all sense this loss of tradition! The project is supported by the South Bohemian region.

Thanks to a grant from the South Bohemian region as part of their "Support of new fields of study at universities in the South Bohemian Region", we just installed a new projector and larger projection screen in the school cinema. 

At FAMO we're committed to change, to growth. On that note, we'd like to welcome director and photographer MgA. Jan Eliáš Svatoš to our teaching team. 

Jan is a FAMO, FAMU and Charles University graduate, with over 10 documentary films under his belt which have received local and international praise and applause. Have a look at his website for more information,, and don't miss his 2016 film Art of Lights and Shadows.

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.

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