Film Production at FAMU

FAMU faculty

Faculty Mentors from FAMU

Faculty in this program act more as mentors and less as traditional classroom instructors. They share their knowledge and expertise and then give you the same autonomy as local students. This means you have plenty of freedom to discover new approaches and refine your creative process. This is hands-on learning at its best.

Faculty come from the host institution—FAMU, the Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. All faculty hold an MFA or PhD. Many have taught at FAMU for over a decade, and some have taught at universities in the United States. Many are also working filmmakers. This means that maybe your class is suddenly rescheduled one day due to their shooting schedule. But trust us, these minor hiccups are worth every bit of the mentorship, guidance, and resources you’ll get in return.

Full-Time, Bilingual, On-Site Staff

Attending a celebrated foreign institution like FAMU can be challenging, but CET staff are there to help you adjust to Czech university life. On-site staff oversee the curriculum, manage the faculty, and monitor courses. They handle housing, excursions, and day-to-day logistics. CET staff will also help set you up with realistic expectations, so that when you feel like your filming days will never come, you know that the perseverance and effort you put in in now with your group’s project will be worth it when that camera is in your hands at the end of the semester. And if there’s ever an emergency, rest assured that they have been trained in emergency prevention and management too. Do you have particular learning needs? Need to see a doctor? Talk to the on-site staff. They are there to help.
Kim Strozewski
Kim graduated with a Dual MA in History and Slavic Area Studies from The Ohio State University in 2001. Her historical research focused on the experience of Roma (Gypsies) in the Protectorate of Bohemia during the Second World War. While completing coursework towards her PhD in Central/East European History at the University of Michigan, Kim taught courses on the Holocaust and World War II as well as European History. She was awarded the Václav Havel Fellowship in Czech Studies in 2001, a FLAS Polish language fellowship in 2000, and a FLAS Czech language fellowship in 1997. She has lived and researched in Prague, Krakow and Budapest and has worked for International Human Rights organizations in the region. She likes to hike and ski in the Tatra and Krkonose mountains, preferably with a guide. Kim is dedicated to helping her students discover Prague and adjust to living in the Czech Republic.

Kim Strozewski

Director of Prague Programs

Tereza Vojtasíková
Tereza graduated from Masaryk University Department of Theatre Studies. Before joining the CET team in Prague, she worked at the Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU) and produced student short films at FAMU International. She is huge fan of all things cultural—theatre, films, concerts, workshops, and festivals—and she happily shares these resources and events with CET Film students.

Tereza Vojtasíková

Resident Director, Film Production at FAMU