Through the Lens of Film School FAMU 

Film and TV School FAMU is an integral part of The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, which was founded after World War II. FAMU is the fifth oldest film school in the world. Its graduates include many influential filmmakers and scriptwriters, many known within international contexts such as Oscar winners or laureates of international film festivals. The screening of six short films features their productions from 2015-2019.

The Peacock

A twisted queer romance set in picturesque 19th century Bohemia tells the true story of the birth of one of the nation’s most influential writers, with suspense, laughter, violence, hope, nudity, sex, and a happy ending – mostly a happy ending.

Orig. title: Furiant
Director: Ondřej Hudeček
Country: Czech Republic
Year: 2015
Duration: 27 min

A girl was hurt as a child and keeps alive the memory of it. She lacked love and empathy from her father and now she is not able to share her feelings with him. She can’t get rid of the painful memories taking her back to when she brought home a little dead bird and her father didn’t support her.

Orig. title: Dcera
Director: Daria Kashcheeva
Country: Czech Republic
Year: 2019
Duration: 15 min
Plus One

Happy newlyweds Ida and Jura are expecting a child. Ida suddenly finds out that the child will be special. She is unsure of how Jura will react when he learns the news, or what life with an extraordinary child will bring.

Orig. title: Plus jeden
Director: Myroslava Klochko
Country: Czech Republic
Year: 2019
Duration: 23 min
Happy End

A black comedy about death with happy ending. A splendid chain of unlikely encounters. Hunters, a tractor driver, a disco boy, and a corpse.

Director: Jan Saska
Country: Czech Republic
Year: 2015
Duration: 6 min
Atlantis, 2003

2003, four years before Slovakia entered the Schengen Area. A young couple from Ukraine is trying to get to Germany illegally through Slovakia. They dream about reaching a place they’ve never been to, both ready to sacrifice everything they have to reach this destination. Even each other…

Orig. title: Atlantida, 2003
Director: Michal Blaško
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Year: 2017
Duration: 30 min
Bloody Fairy Tales

Fairy tales for the new millennium! World famous fairy tales re-make into minute episodes, where the key approach is black humor, cynicism, and actual modernization. Unpredictable storylines, love, sex, drugs, and lack of happy endings.

Orig. title: Krvavé pohádky
Director: Tereza Kovandová
Country: Czech Republic
Year: 2018
Duration: 8 min