The Execution Workshop - Béla Tarr

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
300RDBT credit 4 100 workshop hours (45 min) of instruction per semester, 25 to 45 hours of self-study English winter

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The work in the workshop will be similar to the implementation workshops in the individual departments. Learners will see the mentor Béla Tarr for a few hours each week on a pre-determined schedule (which will replicate the typical timing of workshops in the implementation departments) to develop and consult with their year's work. The mentor Béla Tarr will tailor the course content to the projects that will be developed and implemented in his/her workshop.

As part of the implementation workshop, learners will work on exercises that they would currently do in their department as part of their White Paper. The capacity and budget for the exercise is guided by the White Paper. Learners applying for the Béla Tarr workshop must be prepared to develop and implement the exercise during the ZS 2023/2024.

Workshop Terms of Reference:

  1. dramaturgy and script structure,
  2. creation of basic characters and their interrelationships, construction of dramatic situations; in case of an existing text/script - interpretation and script-directing input into the creative process,
  3. assembling the crew,
  4. production of the film.

Home preparation presentations and consultations will take place weekly.



  1. dramaturgy and script structure.
  2. creation of basic characters and their relationships, construction of dramatic situations; in the case of an existing text/script - interpretation and writer-director input into the creative process
  3. assembling the crew


  1. film production - casting, location selection and shooting.

Learning outcomes

Participants from FAMU will get a glimpse of the distinctive working approach and artistic style of their guide and teacher Béla Tarr. The Realization Workshop can be expected to enrich each participant in the area of authorial approach to filmmaking, and also includes cultivating teamwork skills and the ability to assemble their own film crew.

The learner should master all stages of the preparation of a film work, which is the basis for professional independent work of a graduate of the realization department. It also includes the cultivation of teamwork skills, the ability to name creative goals and to communicate actively within workshops and their own film crews.

Prerequisites and other requirements

The course is intended for students of Czech and English master's programmes.



Evaluation methods and criteria


Contact person:

PhDr. David Čenek

Vice-Dean for International Relations

Phone: +420 234 244 370


Mgr. Andrea Petrovičová

Tel.: +420 234 244 339


Further information

No schedule has been prepared for this course

The subject is a part of the following study plans