We are an elite film university located just south of Prague in the charming, 13th century town of Písek, nestled between the Otava River and the Písek Mountains nature reserve. We provide our students with an intimate and personalized learning experience which places a heavy focus on practical learning so that they can hone their film craft skills and shape their creative voice and vision. Our teaching staff consists of well-known film and television professionals (both foreign and local) who share their experience and up-to-date industry know-how in small learning groups. If that’s not enough, our students have the opportunity to study abroad at partner universities and perform industry work placements both locally and internationally.
Jump on a bus in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, and in a little over an hour you’ll be on our doorstep. Alternatively, head south from Písek and you’ll be in the capital of the South Bohemia region, České Budějovice, in under an hour. From there, it’s a short hop into Austria or Germany (for those adventurers amongst you). That said, the stunning South Bohemian countryside surrounding Písek, dotted with lakes and ponds, deep forests and fairytale castles and ruins, will be more than enough to keep you busy exploring and scouting for your next film location. And, you won’t be alone! The country’s exquisite locations, experienced industry professionals, and value for money has made it a popular destination for foreign film and television productions.
Whether you prefer the hustle-and-bustle of a big city like Prague, or the more relaxed pace of a smaller, romantic town with magical film locations on every corner (like Písek), our students have it all at their fingertips.
See you in Písek at the Film Academy of Miroslav Ondricek!