Cinema and Digital Media Program Pitching Forum

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
311MCDMP Z 1 3S English winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

At the end of this course you will be able to understand which projects are being prepared at the master program of Cinema and Dital Media and be able to decide on which projects to collaborate either as director of photography, editor or sound designer.

Mode of study


Prerequisites and co-requisites

The seminar will be held in English. No special skills required.

Course contents

Students from Cinema and Digital Media Program 1st, 2nd and 3rd (FAMU International) will present their projects for Spring 2019.

As there is rarely a joint study plan for Czech and English speaking students of FAMU, this is an attempt to make them meet at one seminar, where spring assignments will be presented by students of directing from the 1st, 2nd a 3rd year.

Students of directing track 1st and screenwriting track 2nd year will present TRIANGLE:

Triangle is an exercise – a short film (8 minutes maximum) based on a realistic story, preferably in three acts and with the basic dramatic situation involving three characters. All three characters are material for the plot development - none of them is marginal. Students should avoid clichéd characters (beggars, pickpockets etc.) and formally obvious traits of genre films. The objective is to narrate a dramatic arc in the film language and find an adequate stylistic expression for the narration. Triangle should be based around not more than three locations. The project must be shot in Czech Republic. Shooting in the car is not allowed.

Technical parameters CDM 1st year:

3 shooting days

16 mm film (ARRI 16SR3)

4 film rolls (122 m each roll)

Technical parameters CDM 2nd year:

3 shooting days


Students of directing track 2nd year will present SHORT FICTION:

Directing student writes and directs a short film of up to 15 minutes. The student is lead in his/her tutorial to develop short fiction, realistic linear drama based on the 3-act structure, developed by the student and their schoolmates or taken from literature. A non-narrative approach, flashbacks, flash-forwards and dream sequences are not allowed. The artistic initiative comes from the Directing student who is required to actively search for a collaborating Cinematography student. The project must be shot in the Czech Republic

Technical parameters:

4 shooting days


Students of directing track 3rd year will present GRADUATION FILM:

Directing students write and direct short film up to 25 minutes. Students are lead in their tutorial to develop short fiction, based on the story, developed by the student or taken from literature. Student can shoot adaptation or shoot existing screenplay of student of screenwriting master program. There is no style limit, except of avoiding non-narrative approach.

Technical parameters:

up to 8 shooting days

16 mm or digital

Each pitch will take app 5 min. and there will be space 5 minutes for questions from the audience. After the whole pitching there will be open forum for students for networking.

The pitch will take place on 14. 3. 2019, 13.00–16.00 (including networking part), room 3.

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Assessment methods and criteria

100% attendance


The pitch will take place on 14. 3. 2019, 13.00–16.00 (including networking part), room 3.

Further information

Course may be repeated

No schedule has been prepared for this course

The subject is a part of the following study plans