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WINNERS

ARAMISOVA’S PRIZEVojtěch Kunc for TRIP TO THE MOON
BEST UNREALIZED SCRIPTEliška Kováříková for ANGRY BEAUTY
BEST REALIZED SCRIPTAdam Martinec for SUGAR AND SALT
BEST FILM EDITINGTomáš Elšík and Mariana Kozáková
for Central bus station
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHYTomáš Kotas for film Aquanaut
BEST SET DESIGNMarek Špitálský for film Jailbreak
BEST SOUND DESIGNDominik Dolejší for film Central bus station
BEST DIRECTOR OF DOCUMENTARY FILMAndran Abramjan for film EMPIRE BUILDERS
BEST DIRECTOR OF ANIMATED FILMDiana Cam Van Nguyen for film APART
BEST PRODUCTIONMichal Kráčmer
BEST DIRECTOR OF FEATURE FILMTomáš Janáček for film THE NIGHT OF THE AGAMA
NEJLEPŠÍ FILMCentral bus station
SPECIAL MENTIONFAMU: New begining
BEST CONCEPTUAL AND INTERMEDIAL PRODUCTFrantišek Fekete, Franc Milec
BEST PHOTOGRAPHYSvětlana Malinová

ARAMISOVA’S PRIZE

Vojtěch Kunc for TRIP TO THE MOON

BEST UNREALIZED SCRIPT

Eliška Kováříková for ANGRY BEAUTY

BEST REALIZED SCRIPT

Adam Martinec for SUGAR AND SALT

BEST FILM EDITING

Tomáš Elšík a Mariana Kozáková for Central bus station

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Tomáš Kotas for film Aquanaut

BEST SET DESIGN

Marek Špitálský for Jailbreak

BEST SOUND DESIGN

Dominik Dolejší for film Central bus station

BEST DIRECTOR OF DOCUMENTARY FILM

Andran Abramjan za film EMPIRE BUILDERS

BEST DIRECTOR OF ANIMATED FILM

Diana Cam Van Nguyen for film APART

BEST PRODUCTION

Michal Kráčmer

BEST DIRECTOR OF FEATURE FILM

Tomáš Janáček for film THE NIGHT OF THE AGAMA

BEST FILM

Central bus station

SPECIAL MENTION

FAMU: New begining

BEST CONCEPTUAL AND INTERMEDIAL PRODUCT

František Fekete, Franc Milec

BEST PHOTOGRAPHY

Světlana Malinová


DATETIMEVENUEPROGRAMME
6 / 1118:00 — 19:00ZNAKVERNISSAGE
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Vernissage of exibition CAS & KF | Apta Ad Viridatem
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Vernissage of exibition CAS & KF | Apta Ad Viridatem

Sound performance: Bionicle Blades - Veronika Švecová (CAS) + Jiří Procházka (KF)

The exhibition FAMUFEST 2018 takes place, like its accompanying program, in the gallery in Letohradská 10. The authors of the works are students of the Department of Photography and the Center of Audiovisual Studies of FAMU.

Department of photography FAMU

Veronika Čechmánková
Andrij Kachan
Světlana Malinová
Adam Směták
Erika Štěpánková and Eulalie Polne

Centre for Audiovisual Studies at FAMU

František Fekete
Nina Grúňová
Franz Milec
Klára Trsková

Curated by Anežka Horová (CAS) and Kajetán Tvrdík (KF)

FREE ENTRY

6 / 1120:00 — 22:00BIO OKOOPENING CEREMONY
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OPENING CEREMONY
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OPENING CEREMONY

6 / 1121:30 — 03:00UNDERGROUNDOPENING PARTY
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DUMA + tof + Barbora (Tetris)
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DUMA + tof + Barbora (Tetris)

7 / 1113:00 — 22:00ZNAKEXHIBITION CAS & KF
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Exibition CAS & KF | Apta Ad Viridatem
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Exibition CAS & KF | Apta Ad Viridatem

OPENING 6. 11. | 18.00
Sound performance: Bionicle Blades - Veronika Švecová (CAS) + Jiří Procházka (KF)

The exhibition FAMUFEST 2018 takes place, like its accompanying program, in the gallery in Letohradská 10. The authors of the works are students of the Department of Photography and the Center of Audiovisual Studies of FAMU.

Department of photography FAMU

Veronika Čechmánková
Andrij Kachan
Světlana Malinová
Adam Směták
Erika Štěpánková and Eulalie Polne

Centre for Audiovisual Studies at FAMU

František Fekete
Nina Grúňová
Franz Milec
Klára Trsková

Curated by Anežka Horová (CAS) and Kajetán Tvrdík (KF)

FREE ENTRY

7 / 1113:00 — 22:00ZNAKFAMU ~ UMPRUM
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FAMU ~ UMPRUM
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FAMU ~ UMPRUM

7 / 1114:00 — 15:30BIO OKOB1 — Community versus individualism
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Sugar and salt
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Sugar and salt
Adam Martinec

A group of friends arrives at a forbidden and a secluded place somewhere near Krnov in the Sudetenland mountains. They've come here to celebrate their friendship as every previous years. Kájíček, Toník, Drobek a.k.a. Bonbon, Dalík, Pepa and a lambkin called Bohunka. This year is different from the others. Staňa's not here.

The individual nothing, the entirety everything
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The individual nothing, the entirety everything
Ludvík Otevřel

100 years of Sokol, 120 meters of film

The Night of the Agama
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The Night of the Agama
Tomáš Janáček

Prague, a bus station on a winter night. Radka, together with her little daughter, a suitcase on wheels and a gym bag, gets off a bus. Down the streets of the same city, Ludek is taking his time going home, aware that nobody is waiting for him there. For a couple of hours before dawn, what was meant to be a fateful connection with one purpose only might resemble a family. The Night of the Agama is about an encounter of people who rely on others' help, yet they must primarily help themselves.

Days off
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Days off
Filip Blažek

Too close but too far?! Two neighbours in the noise of building work, the hum of television sets and hushed up feelings.

Importance of everybody
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Importance of everybody
Francesco Montagner

7 / 1116:00 — 17:30BIO OKOB2 — Escape
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A Trip to the Moon
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A Trip to the Moon
Vojtěch Kunc

A strange film about a dreamy trip of two young people, driving through the Czech countryside, heading to the Moon. A road-movie about spaceflights and about going through long distances in short time.

Me, Flamingo
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Me, Flamingo
Elvira Dul‘skaya

Anna is a young artist, studying UMPRUM in Prague. She has one little problem with her work - she cannot tell even one word about it. It is not because she is a foreigner in Czechia. She cannot speak about her ideas in any language, cannot express herself by words. Her strange art is the only way of communication, where she feels herself comfortable, but she is not able to defend her ideas, so she feels unconfident about it. Anna must tell something about it. Or not? May be non-verbal way of communication in art is enough? Or she will have to explain her works?

JailBreak
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JailBreak
Duong Viet Anh

Dance movie, that points to the current situation of pollution and unnecessary overwhelming amount of the material around us, that limits us from perception and even movement.

Blue Squad
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Blue Squad
Ondřej Nuslauer

Darkness and heavy air. Routine mission of a mining rescue service portrays an unprecedented and physically demanding journey to the injured. A young member of the rescue team will experience first hand all the challenges common to this line of work.

Release
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Release
Sasha Stelchenko

Iva, mother of two, is unhappy in her marriage to Marek. Once a successful entrepreneur working abroad, he is now in prison. After years of his constant absence in the family, Iva finally decides to get a divorce. She comes for a conjugal visit to tell him.

7 / 1117:00 — 18:00AVUN1 — Sentimental Education
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Guerilla Gardening
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Guerilla Gardening
Zdena Sýkorová

For a few flowers at the Vltavská station, the revolting elderly lady violates the rules. She finds a soul mate and together they rock it big time. This leads to a conflict with the guard ...

The collective
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The collective
Greta Stocklassa

Every collective has its own rules and laws, but how does it act in questions outside of these guidelines, such as ethics and morality? What happens, when people have different interpretations of such? In this allegory a Scouting division is facing a moral dilemma, which exceeds the limits of a children's game.

Metro
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Metro
Ludvík Otevřel

Who guards the guard?

Off with her head
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Off with her head
Elisa Colette Chéradame

An young moroccan obliged to be anywhere but her home, paradoxically deal with uprooting while singing isolated on the stage.

Blooming
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Blooming
Dora Šustić

Two sisters, Alma (11) and Lila (6), enjoy their playful time together, having a bath. One evening, faced with a strange sensation, Alma experiences the beginning of a transformation from a child to a girl: she gets her first period. At first ignoring it, Alma deals with blood during the night, but is discovered by Lila. In panic, she asks Lila to keep a secret, but little Lila misunderstands it for sickness, thinking her sister is dying.

Moss ball
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Moss ball
Anežka Horová

The mossball is one of the lesser known beautiful creatures of the sea. This postmodern documentary from the Center of audiovisual studies unravels it's role in our society. It's a perfectly cute plush green ball which can easily replace a pet.

Tube
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Tube
Martin Jeřábek

Betty is a young rural girl dealing with unexpecting pregnancy. Father of the child is her boyfried Michal. They just have started to live together, but Betty is not sure if she wants to have a baby with him.

Elderpower
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Elderpower
Hannah Saleh

Miloš Koutecký started working at National Theatre right after high school. He keeps taking care about the props despite the fact he could already retire. But since he was always passionate about his job, he still works there. One of the reasons can be his hobby – to dress up every visitor into costume and take a photo of her and him. Short documentary shows the beauty of old things and also a pleasure one can find in his profession...

7 / 1117:00 — 18:30ZNAKCABARET CINEMA
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CABARET CINEMA
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CABARET CINEMA

7 / 1118:00 — 19:30BIO OKOB3 — Against the current
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Aquanaut
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Aquanaut
Tomáš Kotas

Rostislav Vítek is a 42 year old long distance swimmer with about 60 000 kilometres in his shoulders. In the documentary Aquanaut he shares moments from his career, which is also his life journey. Dark places that were brought to him by open water made him ice-cold calm and gave him strong, hardened soul.

Empire builders
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Empire builders
Andran Abramjan

The docufiction essay portrays self-taught but ambitious right-wing populists who long to play a high-stakes game. Through the character of a propagandist cinematographer and movie freak, the film follows the builders of a Czech local movement agitating against Islam and immigration in a country which refuses to accept refugees and where no refugees come.

7 / 1118:30 — 19:30AVUN2 — Behind the wall
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The Act of Devouring
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The Act of Devouring
Emir Ziyalar

A tortured man is forced to repeat a grim task in 1940’s Czechoslovakia. Over time, he starts to fail his task and delves into working on his grotesque secret instead. The fear of the secret being exposed slowly becomes unbearable.

Babylon
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Babylon
Sheida Sheikhha

Babylon is a psychological thriller told through a series of therapy sessions in which a young girl discusses her life with her manipulative and controlling mother and yet, the images we see show a slightly different scenario; as these sessions progress, her struggle for freedom increases while the gap between the truth and her depiction of events decreases.

Room number 16
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Room number 16
Vladimir Vladimirov

Valentin is a young boy who had experienced sexual harassment by his father who gets accidentally killed by Valentin in order to escape. As an under age murderer, Valentin is in a reformatory school where becomes one of many numbers and gets bullied, so to get protected he has to play the game of the principal.

It's nothing
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It's nothing
Sheida Sheikhha

Lucia and Adam are in an unhealthy relationship. They rarely communicate and, when they do, it's with thinly veiled aggression and anger. Things seem to pile up until, one day, Adam reaches his breaking point; forcing Lucia into making a difficult choice and potentially reconsidering her relationship.

Behind the curtain
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Behind the curtain
Melanya Hamasyan

Behind the Curtain is a poetic drama about a theater stage manager, Eva, who has recently lost her son yet needs to go about her daily work in the theater. Matěj, a novice actor in the theater group, becomes another obstacle to her work, as he is overcome by stage fright and the inability to distinguish between reality and surreality – between himself and the role his is playing, between backstage and stage. At first, Eva empathizes with the troubled actor, seeing in him a reminiscence of her lost son and as a result acts with maternal compassion. However, Matěj unravels further and refuses to follow her instructions as well as the forceful guidance of a chorus of fellow actors.

7 / 1120:00 — 21:00AVUN3 — Blood and rock'n'roll
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Garage
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Garage
Matěj Piňos

In August 2017 Zdenek H. kidnapped a couple of teenagers and imprisoned them in the garage. The visual aspect of the film along with the audio dramaturgy reflects their situation. The only way out is in their minds…

Bloody Fairy Tales
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Bloody Fairy Tales
Tereza Kovandová

Five classical fairy tales, recreated in an unreasonably violent way. Keep away from children. They might like it. Red riding hood, Cinderella or Beauty and the Beast. Those and two more famous stories twisted into one minute episodes filled with dark humor, cynicism, and also a bit of modernization. Unpredictable storylines, love, sex, drugs and lack of happy ends. Fairy tales for the new millennium.

The Edge of the Forest
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The Edge of the Forest
Adam Kratochvíl

A middle-aged policeman Pavel was posted to a border town at the foot of the mountains. He fully gave in to his frustration as he soon realized that no prospect of promising future awaits him there. At the same time, he is beset with the stereotype of local life as well as his own. Until he’s allocated an apartment, he’s staying in a mountain guest house with his pregnant fiancée Anna. The timelessness of the land and Pavel’s life is interrupted by the arrival of a strange couple of young lovers that grab Pavel’s attention at dinner and invoke in him feelings of fascination and suspicion. Pavel is awake all night and tries to find out as much as he can about the young couple. Subsequently, he becomes a witness to the breakdown of their relationship, a tragic event and learns a surprising fact about the couple. The film is an adaptation of a short story of the same name by an Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard.

The Next Stop
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The Next Stop
Dominik György

A family life of a loving mother and her mentally disabled son became a daily struggle with the only one aim - to survive. She would do anything for her son who lives in his own fantasy world and will never grow up, but there is not much to do. Only a bus driver role play offers a short escape from a daily routine... Will be The Next Stop their final destination?

Requiem 8“ moll
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Requiem 8“ moll
Vojtěch Dvořák

A short film inspired by so-called Marlow movies. Murder, police and spiders in a cocktail that you like so much. Welcome to the crime scene.

The Collector
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The Collector
Murat Emkuzhev

A man, captured and tortured by mafia, encounters a mysterious being - the collector, who offers him a way to escape. But in truth all the collector wants is to add another slaughter to his collection.

Far from eyes
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Far from eyes
Grégory Montaldo

A snowy morning in a south Moravia farm. We follow Zdeněk and his pig, a day of slaughtering.

7 / 1120:30 — 22:30BIO OKOFAMU MEETS VŠMU
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FAMU MEETS VŠMU
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FAMU MEETS VŠMU

FAMU meets…is a programme section dedicated to cooperation with foreign film schools. This year was chosen Slovak VŠMU.

20:00 — Introducing Visegrad Film Forum (Monika Lošťáková)
20:15 — screening of films from VŠMU
  • Poetika Anima – Kris Saganová /2018/
  • Hrejivá komédia o depresii, šialenstve a nesplnených snoch – Michal Ďuriš /2017/
  • Extrakce – Kateřina Hroníková /2018/
  • Na povale som – Matúš Ďuraňa /2018/
  • Ja sa nehrám – Matej Babic /2018/
  • Vampire Sushi – Hošková, Fischer, Cheban /2018/
  • I Want to Believe – Matúš Ryšan /2017/
21:25 — Q&A with authors (Michal Ďuriš, Matúš Ryšan a Kateřina Hroníková)

7 / 1121:00 — 03:00UNDERGROUNDMUSIC EVENING
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Pris
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Pris

ROLE
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ROLE

Dukla
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Dukla

Good Times Only
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Good Times Only

8 / 1113:00 — 22:00ZNAKFAMU ~ UMPRUM
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FAMU ~ UMPRUM
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FAMU ~ UMPRUM

8 / 1113:00 — 22:00ZNAKEXHIBITION CAS & KF
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Exibition CAS & KF | Apta Ad Viridatem
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Exibition CAS & KF | Apta Ad Viridatem

OPENING 6. 11. | 18.00
Sound performance: Bionicle Blades - Veronika Švecová (CAS) + Jiří Procházka (KF)

The exhibition FAMUFEST 2018 takes place, like its accompanying program, in the gallery in Letohradská 10. The authors of the works are students of the Department of Photography and the Center of Audiovisual Studies of FAMU.

Department of photography FAMU

Veronika Čechmánková
Andrij Kachan
Světlana Malinová
Adam Směták
Erika Štěpánková and Eulalie Polne

Centre for Audiovisual Studies at FAMU

František Fekete
Nina Grúňová
Franz Milec
Klára Trsková

Curated by Anežka Horová (CAS) and Kajetán Tvrdík (KF)

FREE ENTRY

8 / 1114:00 — 15:30BIO OKOB4 — Of Parents and Children
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But I’m also happy
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But I’m also happy
Martin Repka

Father from a village is going into the city to visit his son. Instead of meeting him, he meets his girlfriend. A girl he has never seen nor knew about. This film is a portrait of a father, who has lost contact with his son and now he is timidly trying to recover it.

Mt. Human
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Mt. Human
Jan Hecht

A doctor who is working in a Czech regional hospital has just turned forty and she feels like this is her last opportunity to move forward in her life. However, her ambitions to succeed in nearby Germany were encountered by her new colleagues in a small hospital where she started working and most importantly by her family. Film Mt. Human shows the insights of the Czech healthcare system which is facing a crisis of doctors leaving abroad.

Persephone
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Persephone
Nelisa Alcalde

On a Sunday morning, young Marie is preparing for the Holy Communion ceremony, dressing with the help of her mother. While having breakfast and waiting for her tea, Marie is pulled into a mysterious world of her fantasy, triggered by the vibrant red colour of the tea.

Apart
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Apart
Diana Cam Van Nguyen

This animated documentary introduces 3 friends who share the same experience - when they were teenagers, one of their parents died. This film explore how they feel before and after this event. They tell us about their experiences - from the rejection to the anger and finally to the acceptance. This film is a portrait of young people, who had to grown up too soon.

8 / 1115:30 — 16:30AVUN4 — From Fields and Groves
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Sheep Herding
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Sheep Herding
Zdena Sýkorová

If you are capable of handeling a dog, you are capable of handeling the whole herd. You can compete and your dog might become a world champion. Here it is, about the new sport discipline, sheep herding.

Stillleben
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Stillleben
Anja Gravs

Main character of this thriller with elements of magical realism is Filip. His job is simple, to take the truck from one point to another. He takes the money and he's not asking any questions. But after crossing the borders, something goes horribly wrong.

Crossing the line
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Crossing the line
Vojtěch Novotný

Šumava. 1951. A group of Czechoslovaks journeys through the woods with the hopes of crossing the border, therefore attaining their freedom from the communist regime.

Aktiv
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Aktiv
Jan Rousek

The metaphor for last days of communist Czechoslovakia.

8 / 1116:00 — 17:30BIO OKOB5 — Fun fun in the sun
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God’s Gift
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God’s Gift
Emir Ziyalar

A film crew attempts to shoot a documentary in an abandoned town in Czech Republic. The name of the town is ironically Boží Dar (God's Gift).

FAMU: The Beginning
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FAMU: The Beginning
Jakub Jelínek

A documentary film about a fight for a new dean of FAMU.

On the Edge
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On the Edge
Barbora Chalupová

Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality.

Woo – Hoo!
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Woo – Hoo!
David Stumpf

Alcohol, boobs, despair. And in the middle of it a perfect horse love story.

8 / 1117:00 — 18:00AVUN5 — Big Biting Blues
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Big Sleep
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Big Sleep
Nikola Klinger

Film about young girl's bad dreams and about things you can still believe today.

BITING DOGS
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BITING DOGS
Karolína Čejková

A film about a man who turned his despair into a fetish.

8 / 1118:00 — 19:30BIO OKOB6 — In the Saddle and Behind the Wheel
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Central Bus Station
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Central Bus Station
Tomáš Elšík

The architects' plans for Central Bus Station to swallow visitors has turned into an endless maze of corridors. Once a gift to the citizens of Tel Aviv now serves to the immigrants. Yonathan has been a guide there for 17 years and is able to show the other side of the station's significance to those who walk with him. Yonathan knows that the purpose of going down to the building is to find not only himself, but also a society that harbours its values, protects its original traditions and wants to defend its home.

Metro
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Metro
Lubomír Ballek

This film is a visual study of Prague's underground and can be considered a short city symphony. The film celebrates the architecture, light play, and genius loci of Prague's underground system.

Zaspać
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Zaspać
Tomáš Kotas

Zaspać is fragmented poetic movie based on a story about gypsy grandmother that told stories to children about sleep and death. She told them about other worlds that are accompanying us in our present, past and also take us to world that we've never been at.

8 / 1118:30 — 19:30AVUN6 — Self loves
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Once it’s over
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Once it’s over
Vojtěch Petřina

Jakub works as a luxury cosmetics salesman and every year he goes to a post-apocalyptic festival, where he can spend 3 days in a Mad Max world. The festival is an opportunity to escape reality, have some fun while making costumes, but it is also a hollow play inspired by a cult movie.

Close Areas
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Close Areas
Zuzana Lazarová

Art and thus artistic and gallery activities became for me an indifferent labyrinth of unfulfilled expectations, a trap for a spectacle. So, as I had no other choice, I returned back to what I still feel like doing. To looking for new appellations for contexts and experience one can hardly express otherwise than by the language of a poem. Each text by a curator was to give one poem.

Cycles
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Cycles
Jan Chajewski, Veronika Vaculíková

The film works in many layers, researching contrasts between performativity and placement in reality and contrasts in the monumental setting versus the vulnerability of coming out of the cocoon. The film built up the dramaturgy of how you feel reinventing yourself with knowledge.

Narkissós
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Narkissós
Nora Štrbová

Short animated puppet probe into endless self-love, freely drawing on the ancient myth of Narcissus. Whoever wants to love others needs to (after) love each other

Synchronized swimming
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Synchronized swimming
Zdena Sýkorová

Above water, on water, below water, connected. From inside out, from outside in. Unified. Regularly, subtly, in one they are together. Repetitive kaleidoscopic patterns of Neptune aquabels.

Journey of dance
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Journey of dance
Adéla Márová

Traveling around Georgia for the beauty of nature, meeting with local people and finding inspiration for dancing.

Conglomerate Eternity
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Conglomerate Eternity

8 / 1120:00 — 21:00AVUN7 — How to make a film
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24
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24
Bára Anna Stejskalová

Wake up! You are 24 now. How is it looking into the mirror? Who are you gonna be today? You have got so much work, but can’t stop thinking about sex? Are you just desperately trying to fit in? Does it make you depressed? Well…welcome to the life of the Pink – The Red – The Blue – the Turquoise and the Yellow one, heroines of 24, the movie.

Brothers
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Brothers
Michal Kováč

Two brothers are bringing iron scrap to a scrapyard to make some extra coins and they are treated unjustly. The older brother takes offence and breaks a window, they get into trouble and the older brother manages to escape while the younger one doesn’t.

Where my home is?
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Where my home is?
Manri Kim

In Prague, when a Turkish man is working in a Turkish restaurant, there’s a demonstration outside on Wenceslas Square. One protester customer forgets to take his placard, the Turkish runs into the demonstrators to return it to him.

Transition
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Transition
Vojtěch Dvořák

Short movie about a boy and his guide on the border of two worlds.

There is no direction
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There is no direction
Václav Pavlíček

We are in a man-made landscape. We watch a bunch of marching people doing the same moves. They are all dressed equally, and their overall look suggests that there is no place for someone to make a distinction. The group stops. They hold their hands. Their movement is synchronized. Suddenly, however, one man in the group stops repeating the movements of others. As if he woke up…

Greenhorn
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Greenhorn
Marin Jeřábek

The group of the dudes is coming to the party in the nearby village. The plan is clear. Enjoy a lot of fun for no money and maybe pick up some chicks.

How To Make a Film
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How To Make a Film
Martin Janoušek

In today’s modern times when a film material loses its old potential is this paraphrase of old instructional films from 50s and 60s a tribute to the obsolete way of shooting. The film is playing with its own form and content. Its moderator Milan Cyroň guides the audience through the film production process itself from writing a script through filming on a set to distribution. It contains typical aspects of old instructional films and some film jokes.

8 / 1120:30 — 23:00BIO OKOCinergy Masterclass: Sabine Lancelin & João Viana
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CINERGY & FAMUFEST - Our madness
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CINERGY & FAMUFEST - Our madness

Meet our guests - the portuguese director João Viana and the french DOP Sabine Lancelin. Screening of two of their films. The second part of the masterclass will take place on Saturday 10.11. at FAMU.

(ENGLISH FRIENDLY)

Our Madness

Lucy is hospitalized in a psychiatric hospital in Mozambique. She dreams about her little son, Hanic, and her husband, Pak, who is a soldier of the war. One day Lucy takes her opportunity to run away from the hospital and then a journey begins with the logic of a trance. The images and mise-en-scène of João Viana seem to inhabit that limbo where certainty is canceled and mirages take over the real world. In Our Madness the sound knows how to distrust words and is able to turn to music, the ringing, the murmur or silence to show that dimension only accessible through madness, a deep delirium without stridency, like the beautiful cinematography by Sabine Lancelin.

PRODUCTION: Les Films de l'Après-Midi, Papaveronoir
Year of production: 2018
Duration: 90 min.

CREW & CAST:
Director: João Viana
Writer: João Viana
Photography: Sabine Lancelin
Editing: Edgar Feldman
Sound: Gabriel Mondlane
Ernania Rainha: Ernania
Pak Ndjamena: Pak
Hanic Corio: Hanic

8 / 1121:00 — 03:00UNDERGROUNDMUSIC EVENING
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Lukas Landa
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Lukas Landa

Purplefox Town
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Purplefox Town

Rescue
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Rescue

9 / 1109:45 — 11:30AVUHOW TO DO PITCHING
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HOW TO DO PITCHING
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HOW TO DO PITCHING

"Go big or go home".

9 / 1113:00 — 22:00ZNAKFAMU ~ UMPRUM
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FAMU ~ UMPRUM
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FAMU ~ UMPRUM

9 / 1113:00 — 22:00ZNAKEXHIBITION CAS & KF
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Exibition CAS & KF | Apta Ad Viridatem
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Exibition CAS & KF | Apta Ad Viridatem

OPENING 6. 11. | 18.00
Sound performance: Bionicle Blades - Veronika Švecová (CAS) + Jiří Procházka (KF)

The exhibition FAMUFEST 2018 takes place, like its accompanying program, in the gallery in Letohradská 10. The authors of the works are students of the Department of Photography and the Center of Audiovisual Studies of FAMU.

Department of photography FAMU

Veronika Čechmánková
Andrij Kachan
Světlana Malinová
Adam Směták
Erika Štěpánková and Eulalie Polne

Centre for Audiovisual Studies at FAMU

František Fekete
Nina Grúňová
Franz Milec
Klára Trsková

Curated by Anežka Horová (CAS) and Kajetán Tvrdík (KF)

FREE ENTRY

9 / 1113:30 — 15:00BIO OKON8 — This way of spending the summer (seems rather unfortunate to me)
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Summer 2006
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Summer 2006
Farah Abou Kharroub

Beirut is a city that witnessed several wars throughout the years. A connection happened between Farah and her father after filming different events from the Lebanese war, and this connection turned out to be a healing process from the trauma that the war caused them.

My unknown soldier
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My unknown soldier
Anna Kryvenko

How does it feel to become an occupier without your own intentions? Using known as well as never published archival materials from the whole Europe and Russia we tell a family story of the director Anna Kryvenko about how the high politics destroys the lives of ordinary people.

9 / 1115:00 — 16:00ZNAKSERIAL KILLER
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SERIAL KILLER
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SERIAL KILLER

Panel discussion: Festival Serial Killer and the current european VOD scene Presentation of the festival Serial Killer. How is it to start a new festival and about the current european VOD scene.

Guests: Kamila Zlatušková, Anna Herzu Tydlitátová

9 / 1116:00 — 17:00ZNAKJan Pavlacký - Masterclass
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MASTERCLASS WITH JAN PAVLACKÝ: Director for hire
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MASTERCLASS WITH JAN PAVLACKÝ: Director for hire

About the journey from being an interpreter to Luc Besson to directing a TV series „Haunted“ for Netflix.

9 / 1116:30 — 18:00AVUN9 — Is believing enough?
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The Double Life of David Mayer
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The Double Life of David Mayer
Eilat Ben Eliyahu

David struggles to shape his Jewish identity amidst a faith crisis.

Portrait of Lubor D
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Portrait of Lubor D
Matěj Piňos

Imprint of Lubor Dohnal`s world in film material.

Our Number Eight
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Our Number Eight
Petr Mischinger

This animated documentary was created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of our independence. The number 8 has often played an important role in our lives. This is OUR NUMBER EIGHT.

Inspection
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Inspection
Helena Fikerová

A short informative documentary about what goes on with an airplane when it is not in the air.

It's worth it
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It's worth it
Tomáš Kotas

Do not let the political ignorance to disappoint ourselves. We don’t forget.

The Bark Beetle of Šumava
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The Bark Beetle of Šumava
Dimitri Martin Genaudeau

In the Šumava National Park, in the south of the Czech Republic, a small invasive insect, the bark beetle, thrives in the spruce wood, causing severe damage to the forest since the early 2000s. The extent of the destruction caused by the insect led to a violent controversy in 2011 between the administration of the park and several environmental organizations. In the middle of this titanic fight, the beetle gathers his forces and struggles for his survival…

This kind of spring has never been yet
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This kind of spring has never been yet
Tereza Kozáková

This kind of spring has never been yet is based on the diaries of the screenwriter and director Pavel Juráček. The movie is about a place in his native city Příbram, which he wrote in his diary as "a really perfect place". So I'm going to Příbram to find this place, especially the impression Juráček mentioned. The essence of the place that is mirrored in Juráček's future films is making a parallel to the political situation of the 60s in Czechoslovakia.

Thor Be Praised
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Thor Be Praised
David Payne

A documentary film about the colourful social life of modern Czech Vikings.

Sun will not hurt you by day
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Sun will not hurt you by day
Martin Repka

Few summer days of a Slovak family living in old house near the forest. At the end of these days, the family will not be the same as it was before. This film is an intimate observation of children leaving the house. Sun will not hurt you by day was made from everyday observation of this unusual event, when two of my older sisters were getting married in just one week, after they spent their whole life in one room together. The fact that I am thier brother allowed me to break through most intimate spheres of our family with the camera.

9 / 1119:30 — 21:30BIO OKOCLOSING CEREMONY
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CLOSING CEREMONY
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CLOSING CEREMONY

9 / 1121:00 — 03:00UNDERGROUNDCLOSING PARTY
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Post-hudba
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Post-hudba

Humdrum Lighthouse
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Humdrum Lighthouse

Biftech & Keetah
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Biftech & Keetah

Vuka b2b Senča (SLO)
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Vuka b2b Senča (SLO)

WWW
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WWW

10 / 1111:00 — 14:00FAMUCinergy Masterclass: Sabine Lancelin & João Viana
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CINERGY MASTERCLASS: Sabine Lancelin & João Viana
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CINERGY MASTERCLASS: Sabine Lancelin & João Viana

SCREENING OF A FILM OUR MADNESS (60 MIN)

the lecture and discussion will be hosted by Václav Kadrnka

(ENGLISH FRIENDLY)

João Viana

João Viana’s films are poetic, at times surreal image composites that often deal with Africa’s postcolonial present. The filmmaker was born in 1966 in the then Portuguese colony of Angola. After completing law school at the University of Coimbra, he studied film in Porto. Since then, he has worked in various roles with renowned filmmakers such as Werner Schroeter, Manoel de Oliveira, José Alvaro, Rob Rombout, and Filipe Rocha. In 2007, for instance, he wrote Olhos Vermelhos for Paulo Rocha, which won the ICA’s first prize. In 2018, as he did in 2013, he presented two films at the Berlinale: the thirteen-minute short Madness in the short film competition, and the ninety-minute feature film, Our Madness, in the Forum.

He realized his first short film A Piscina (The Pool, 2004) together with Iana Viana in 2004. It was presented in Venice and has to date, according to press reports, received the most awards ever for a Portuguese short film. His next short film, Alfa Ma (2010), was screened at over fifty international festivals and has received ten awards. In 2013, he debuted his first feature-length film, A Batalha de Tabatô (The Battle of Tabatô), alongside which he also presented the short-film version, Tabatô. Set in present-day Guinea-Bissau, the long version of the story on the ghosts of the former civil war was shown in the Berlinale Forum. It received a special mention by the competition jury there. The short film was awarded the DAAD Short Film Prize.

Critics compared the elegance of João Viana’s black and white image compositions with Jean-Luc Godard or the early Jim Jarmusch. But magical realism is combined in João Viana’s films with an observant, documentary approach. For the more than five-year filming of A Batalha de Tabatô (2013) in Guinea-Bissau, the director set out with only a three-member team and no script. Authenticity does not necessarily mean naturalism for João Viana: for example, music plays a major role in the film and the actual village of Tabatô is known for its musicians. João Viana recorded many hours of music there on site. In his feature-film debut, however, he opted for a rather minimalist use of music, which he had a composer in Portugal create for the film.

From his latest feature film Our Madness (2018), João Viana also produced a short version in parallel again, Madness. Both films revolve around the effects of the past in present-day Mozambique: in a psychiatric clinic there, Ernania dreams of her little son, Hanic, and her husband, the soldier Pak. In her dreams, an unusual instrument accompanies her: her hospital bed. Ernania’s musicality attracts the attention of one of the nurses. One day, Ernania’s song plays on the radio. The evangelical radio priest Rosa then visits the hospital to hear Ernania live. But she uses this opportunity to escape. Sabine Lancelin was his cinematographer for both the feature and short version of the story.



Sabine Lancelin

Sabine Lancelin, director of photography born in Kinshasa, Kongo, who lives and works in France. She began her career in 80´ as camera assistant for cinematographers Claud Agostini, Bernard Lutic or André Neau and made her feature debut, a drama called Sept en attente, with director Francoise Etchegaray. She is primary well known for her long term cooperation with legendary Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira, Sabine Lancelin cooperated on six of his films including I am going home or A strange case of Angelica. She also worked with Chantal Akerman, out of this cooperation is necessary to mention film La captive. Sabine´s filmography includes more than 50 features, documentaries and TV films and she has been cooperated with tens of outstanding filmmakers. In 2017 she completed feature long film Our Madness and its short version Madness with director João Viana.

10 / 1115:00 — 18:30FAMUSCREENING OF WINNING FILMS
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SCREENING OF WINNING FILMS
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SCREENING OF WINNING FILMS

10 / 1119:30 — 22:00FAMUSCREENING OF THE FILM BUILD TO LAST + DISCUSSION + AV SHOW
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SCREENING OF THE FILM BUILD TO LAST + DISCUSSION + AV SHOW
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SCREENING OF THE FILM BUILD TO LAST + DISCUSSION + AV SHOW

BUILT TO LAST (60min, režie: Haruna Honcoop)

A series of ten short experimental films, Built To Last (58 min) presents an audio-visual mosaic of relics of communist-era architecture in the former Soviet Union and its Eastern European satellite countries. It features examples of: early sorela (socialist realist) architecture; the vast panel housing projects constructed from the 1950s onwards; modernism of the Brussels Expo style from the 1960s; socialist modernism; the concrete brutalism of the 1970s; and the high-rise buildings of the 1980s. The short vignettes trace an imaginary spiral from Moscow, following the architectural relics of communism in Berlin, Warsaw, Prague, Bratislava, Budapest, Bucharest, Beograd, Pristina, Tirana, and Sofia, culminating in a climb up the enormous Bulgarian mountain monument of Buzludzha.

20:30-21:00 — discussion about the post-war eastern european architecture
21:00-22:00 — AV Live set - audiovisual artist Tadeáš Haager & live music set Pavel Kraus

Free entry for the holders of the FAMUFEST accreditation

6 / 1118:00 — 19:00
ZNAK
VERNISSAGE
6 / 1120:00 — 22:00
BIO OKO
OPENING CEREMONY
6 / 1121:30 — 03:00
UNDERGROUND
OPENING PARTY
7 / 1113:00 — 22:00
ZNAK
EXHIBITION CAS & KF
7 / 1113:00 — 22:00
ZNAK
FAMU ~ UMPRUM
7 / 1114:00 — 15:30
BIO OKO
B1 — Community versus individualism
7 / 1116:00 — 17:30
BIO OKO
B2 — Escape
7 / 1117:00 — 18:00
AVU
N1 — Sentimental Education
7 / 1117:00 — 18:30
ZNAK
CABARET CINEMA
7 / 1118:00 — 19:30
BIO OKO
B3 — Against the current
7 / 1118:30 — 19:30
AVU
N2 — Behind the wall
7 / 1120:00 — 21:00
AVU
N3 — Blood and rock'n'roll
7 / 1120:30 — 22:30
BIO OKO
FAMU MEETS VŠMU
7 / 1121:00 — 03:00
UNDERGROUND
MUSIC EVENING
8 / 1113:00 — 22:00
ZNAK
FAMU ~ UMPRUM
8 / 1113:00 — 22:00
ZNAK
EXHIBITION CAS & KF
8 / 1114:00 — 15:30
BIO OKO
B4 — Of Parents and Children
8 / 1115:30 — 16:30
AVU
N4 — From Fields and Groves
8 / 1116:00 — 17:30
BIO OKO
B5 — Fun fun in the sun
8 / 1117:00 — 18:00
AVU
N5 — Big Biting Blues
8 / 1118:00 — 19:30
BIO OKO
B6 — In the Saddle and Behind the Wheel
8 / 1118:30 — 19:30
AVU
N6 — Self loves
8 / 1120:00 — 21:00
AVU
N7 — How to make a film
8 / 1120:30 — 23:00
BIO OKO
Cinergy Masterclass: Sabine Lancelin & João Viana
8 / 1121:00 — 03:00
UNDERGROUND
MUSIC EVENING
9 / 1109:45 — 11:30
AVU
HOW TO DO PITCHING
9 / 1113:00 — 22:00
ZNAK
FAMU ~ UMPRUM
9 / 1113:00 — 22:00
ZNAK
EXHIBITION CAS & KF
9 / 1113:30 — 15:00
BIO OKO
N8 — This way of spending the summer (seems rather unfortunate to me)
9 / 1115:00 — 16:00
ZNAK
SERIAL KILLER
9 / 1116:00 — 17:00
ZNAK
Jan Pavlacký - Masterclass
9 / 1116:30 — 18:00
AVU
N9 — Is believing enough?
9 / 1119:30 — 21:30
BIO OKO
CLOSING CEREMONY
9 / 1121:00 — 03:00
UNDERGROUND
CLOSING PARTY
10 / 1111:00 — 14:00
FAMU
Cinergy Masterclass: Sabine Lancelin & João Viana
10 / 1115:00 — 18:30
FAMU
SCREENING OF WINNING FILMS
10 / 1119:30 — 22:00
FAMU
SCREENING OF THE FILM BUILD TO LAST + DISCUSSION + AV SHOW