Made in FAMU: An Evening of Short Films from the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

September 30, 2013, 7:00 P.M.

The Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre, SCA 112, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

 

Outside the Box [Office] and FAMU invite you and a guest to a special screening of

Made in FAMU: An Evening of Short Films from the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

Introduced by FAMU Ph.D. Student Petr Horak

7:00 P.M. on Monday, September 30th, 2013
 
The Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre, SCA 112
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
 
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

A screening of short films made by the students of the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic (FAMU). During the program, you will see Live Action and Animated films awarded at many international film festivals and elsewhere over the last few years.

 

About the Shorts

GRAFFITIGER
Libor Pixa / CZ 2010 / Animation / 10 min /

A humorous and sweetly melancholic story about a lonely graffiti-tiger and his life on walls and facades of Prague houses and buildings. Full of dirty lanes and corners, the city serves as a wild jungle in which the tiger is searching for his lost love. Thrilling and humorous, the story is presented in an attractive form combining the elements of the 2D animation technology with film clips starring human actors.

CAGEY TIGERS
Aramisova /CZ SK 2011 / Live Action / 23 min /

They break hearts but look for true love. They share everything, until they fall in love with the same man. How honest can you be with your own feelings and how to cope with close relationships, especially when it is your best friend?

IN VINO VERITAS
Aneta ┼Żabková Kýrová / CZ 2012 / Animation / 10 min /

After 25 years, three middle-aged women meet and compare their life stories. Who is the happiest and most satisfied?

OPEN CALL (SVLÍKÁNÍ)
Jirí Volek / CZ 2012 / Live Action / 16 min /

A film about the emotional isolation of two young girlfriends. A modeling agency is coming to their town, offering a last chance to escape from the boredom of everyday life.

M.O.
Jakub Kouril / CZ 2012 / Animation / 7 min /

The story of an elderly woman who orders a mechanical grandpa by mail in order to put an end to her loneliness.

NON-SWIMMERS (NEPLAVCI)
Jakub Šmíd / CZ 2011/ Live Action / 23 min /

Vendula, a 16-year-old girl, is being punished by her parents and finds herself spending her summer vacation in an abandoned holiday resort where her grandmother is the caretaker. Nothing ever happens in this village in the middle of nowhere, just a clique of local teenagers drinking and killing time by an empty pool. Wendy experiences a bittersweet summer love affair while waiting for the moment when the pool is finally filled with water.

PANDAS (PANDY)
Matúš Vizár / CZ SK 2013 / Animation / 12 min /

They are the product of millions of generations before them and yet they’re left all alone in the forest to fend for themselves. One day an all too active primate, the human being, finds them and they quickly become a pawn in man’s games.

Provided courtesy of FAMU. Not rated. Total running time: 101 minutes. In Czech, with English subtitles.

 

About the Guest

PETR HORAK

Petr Horak is a Ph.D. student at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic. During the course of his studies he also participated in semester study fellowships at Middlesex University (London, UK) and the University of New Orleans (New Orleans, USA). In London he also gained work experience in Stink Ltd. In the Czech Republic, he has contributed to the making of several short films, television commercials and three feature films in the positions of production assistant and production manager. He is the author of the iShorts project, the regular projection of Czech and foreign short films in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

About FAMU

The Film and TV School (FAMU) is an integral part of the Academy of Performing Arts. FAMU was founded in the wake of the Second World War, in 1946 by presidential decree and is the fifth oldest film school in the world. FAMU’s graduates include a number of influential filmmakers and scriptwriters, many of whom are known internationally as Oscar winners and laureates of international film festivals. The majority of people working in the Czech Republic’s film and TV industry – in artistic or production positions, as well as stills-photographers in various media – are graduates of FAMU.

The 1960s was possibly the most illustrious period in the histories of both Czech cinema and FAMU, with its students and professors offering some of the most progressive and challenging ideas to the overall social discourse of the time. After the occupation of Czechoslovakia in August 1968 several FAMU professors and graduates had to leave the country. Some of these contributed to the development of film art and the film industry around the world, and played significant roles in the development of film education. After the fall of communism in Europe, FAMU maintained its status as the principal national film school but also opened its gates to students from all over the World.

FAMU is a founding member of CILECT (the World Association of Film Schools), of the European League of Institutes of Arts (ELIA), and of the European Association of Cinema and Television Schools (GEECT). Works by its graduates have received numerous awards at international festivals and have often been co-produced with domestic television networks and broadcast across the nation.

FAMU has 11 departments of study, granting BFA, MFA and PhD degrees in the fields of directing, documentary, animation, screenwriting, producing, cinematography, sound design, editing, still photography and audio/visual media. FAMU maintains its own production facilities and actively reputation as one of the very best places to study filmmaking and audio-visual media. In addition, FAMU International has various programmes in English: summer workshops from one to six weeks in length; single semester programmes abroad; one-year programmes; and full master’s degree programmes.

international.famu.cz
www.famu.cz/eng

About Outside the Box [Office]

Outside the Box [Office] is a weekly showcase for upcoming releases highlighting world cinema, documentary and independent film titles. Recognizing a need for greater diversity on campus, the series will draw from around the globe to present movies that may challenge, inspire or simply entertain.

To view the calendar of screenings, click here.

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.

Parking

The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $10.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Avenue. We recommend parking in Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu