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About Summer Film School

Discounted accreditation

A discounted price for those, who register until May 15!

Concert of Emir Kusturica & The No Smoking Orchestra

An open-air concert starts on Sunday 24th of July

Emir Kusturica

Masterclass with festival visitors and selection of movies from this famous director

Aki Kaurismäki

Legendary scandinavian director as a guest of SFS 2011


Summer Film School

• is the largest non-competition film event in the Czech Republic where thousands of people arrive to watch films, meet guests, friends and enjoy its unique atmosphere every year

• is an annual presentation of retrospectives of noted filmmakers and guests and thematic cycles which introduce a cinematography of particular nations

• offers a concentrated opportunity to get educated in film and by film. Its programme consists of cycles of lectures, master classes of noted film figures, seminars and panel discussions.



Feedback from guests of last year’s SFS

“I would like to thank for an incredibly warm welcome at your festival. I spent beautiful moments there and I really appreciate all the work you do for the festival as well as for us, guests. The amount of screenings and visitors so keen to watch films and learn more about the topics presented here, it all makes your festival absolutely unique.”
(Ken Loach)

“I was in the best sense shocked by all the interest in my early films and sophisticated discussions after screenings. I will talk about Summer Film School with my friends – film directors and recommend your festival as a place worth visiting.”
(Fridrik Thór Fridriksson)

“I don’t like to do useless things but visiting your festival was a meaningful thing to do. Thank you for an exceptionally good discussion with audience, for the award I received here and also for the high quality monograph you published. I am returning to Hungary with several copies which I am going to give away to my closest co-workers.”
(Béla Tarr)



Focus: Romania – the silent screen to the Romanian New Wave
Film Reader: A Tradition of Quality – French film after the World War II
The Third Republic in the Czech Cinematography (1945 – 1948) – nationalized cinematography before the coup d’état
September 11th and a Terrorist Threat – the tenth anniversary of the attack which changed the history as shown on screens


Aki Kaurismäki, Krzysztof Kieślowski (70th birth anniversary), Gustav Machatý (110th birth anniversary), Billy Wilder, Robert Sedláček etc.

Traditional Cycles

Films with Live Music – silent films by Gustav Machatý, Ernst Lubitsch and special screenings
Midnight Treats – Japanese pink films
AČFK Presents – Exit Through the Gift Shop, The Turin Horse and others


Confirmed Guests

Aki Kaurismäki, Emir Kusturica, Robert Sedláček, Dan Piţa, Mircea Daneliuc, Andrei Ujica

This year's SFS will take place from July 22 through to July 31, 2011.

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