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Nov 18, 2016 6:00 PM


BEST OF FAMU Screening at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU




A showcase of seven successful student short films from Prague´s world renowned film school FAMU will screen at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in celebration of their longstanding collaboration, on the occasion of International Students´ Day.

Peacock (Furiant), Dir: Ondřej Hudeček
Oil Gobblers (Ropáci),  Dir: Jan Svěrák
Passengers (Lidé z autobusů), Dir: Václav Kadrnka
Bubble Bath Is Best (Nejlepší je pěnivá), Dir: Jan Prušinovský
Mumps (Příušnice), Dir: Mária Procházková
Closed for Family Mourning (Zavřeno pro rodinný smutek), Dir: Saša Gedeon
Happy End, Dir: Jan Saska

Duration: 102 minutes

Tisch School of the Arts
721 Broadway, NY
Room 006



Peacock (Furiant)

Dir: Ondřej Hudeček, 2015, 26 mins

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. Suspense, laughter, violence, hope, nudity, sex, and a mostly happy ending.
Hudeček is developing this film into a feature.

Jury Statement at Palm Springs: “We had trouble believing that this was a student film,
but we have no trouble at all believing that Ondrej Hudecek is the successor to Wes Anderson.”

Nominated for Student Academy Award Foreign Narrative, 2016
40th Toronto International Film Festival
Short Film Special Jury Award for Best Direction, Sundance Film 2015
50th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Best Student Live Action Short Over 15 Minutes, Palm Springs International Shorts Fest, 2016


Oil Gobblers (Ropáci)
Dir: Jan Svěrák, 1988, 21 min

A zoologist and a biochemist go out into an oilfield with a cameraman and filmmaker to observe and study the elusive oil gobblers.

The director of this short is best known for winning an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for Kolja in 1996

Academy Award for Best Foreign Student Film, 1989
Golden Dragon for Best Director, Krakow Film Festival, 1988



Passengers (Lidé z autobusů)
Dir: Václav Kadrnka, 2002, 15 min 

Two passengers take the bus every day. Then something changes. 

Honorable Mention, 10th International Film Festival ETIUDA Krakow, 2003
European Film Institute ESP award



Bubble Bath is Best (Nejlepší je pěnivá)
Dir: Jan Prušinovský, 2005, 17mins

Vincent loves to take a bath with a lot of bubbles and a very loud radio. He forgets about the whole world – especially about his mom (who still lives with him in the same apartment).

Best Movie of the Festival, FAMUFEST, 2005
Czech Culture Ministry Award, AniFest, 2006



Mumps (Příušnice)
Dir: Mária Procházková, 1998, 7 mins

An animated film about little Mary, who gets mumps before starting the first grade. The story is told through diary notes and revealing memories from the past.

Maxim Prize, FAMUFEST, 1999



Closed For Family Mourning (Zavřeno pro rodinný smutek)
Dir: Saša Gedeon, 1991, 10 mins

A bitter picture of one day in a small barber shop in Italy. Based on the novel The Fire by Alberto Moravia.

Best Student Movie, International Film Festival of Film Academies (FFICS) Tokyo, 1992
Maxim Prize, FAMUFEST, 1992



Happy End
Dir: Jan Saska, 2015, 6 mins

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

Director’s Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival 2016
Best Film in the International Student Competition, Anifilm, 2016







Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, NYC


Nov 18, 2016 6:00 PM


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