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Based in Prague, Czech Republic, FAMU is a sector of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and is the fifth oldest film school in the world. The academy fully established itself in the 1960s and 1970s after graduating several successful Yugoslavian directors. It now has a very strong international student body, although students who study in English have to pay tuition whereas students studying in Czech study for free.
Film and TV School (FAMU) is an integral part of The Academy of Performing Arts, which was founded after World War II, in 1947. It is the fifth oldest film school in the world. Its graduates include many influential filmmakers and scriptwriters, many known within international contexts such as Oscar winners or laureates of international film festivals.