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Jan 12, 2016 7:00 PM


An extraordinary selection of animated films from young Czech film makers following in the tradition of renowned animators such as Karel Zeman, Jiří Trnka and Jan Švankmajer.


The Czech animation genre includes artists such as Jiří Trnka, Karel Zeman & Jan Švankmajer.

The Department of Animation was established at FAMU with regular full-time study in 1991, but even before this, distance learning was available in the form of a course to requalify animators to direct animated films. This programme and later the department itself were founded by prominent animators led by world renowned director Břetislav Pojar, renowned screenwriter Jiří Kubíček and excellent artist Radek Pilař. The Department of Animation has accomplished much over the quarter-century of its existence: during the turbulent period of modernizing animation technologies, it endeavored to keep the bar high and to incorporate it into its instruction and to produce in its students not only strong technological skills bit also knowledge in the discipline, the necessary filmmaking craftsmanship, and especially the added value of high-quality artistic work.

Films by Department of Animation students regularly receive major awards around the world, and thus contribute the lion’s share to FAMU’s prestige. Its graduates become leading producers of Czech animation.


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Jan 12, 2016 7:00 PM


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