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Film School Zlin (Vyšší odborná škola filmová Zlín)




Filmová škola Zlín (Film School Zlín) was founded in 1992 by Czech film director Elmar Klos. Together with longtime collaborator Ján Kadár, Klos directed The Shop on Main Street (Obchod na korze), which won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1965. Set in Slovakia during World War II, the film tells the story of an Aryan Controller who works in a button shop owned by an elderly, Jewish widow.

Klos chose to situate Zlín Film School within the grounds of the historic Ateliéry Bonton Zlín where he started his own career as a script editor in the 1930s. These film studios, high up on a hill in Zlín’s Kudlov neighborhood, were originally constructed to produce advertisements for Tomaš Bat’a’s thriving shoe business but soon evolved into a center for production of animation and children’s films. Over the past 70 years, more than 2000 films have been made in the Zlín Studios. Today, students get the rare chance to study and work in the very same studios where early Czech animators Hermína Týrlová and Karel Zeman created such classics as Ferda Mravenec (Ferda the Ant), Vzpoura hracek (Revolt of the Toys), Vanoci Sen (The Christmas Dream) and Cesta do praveku (Journey to Prehistory).

Students eligible for studies at Film School Zlín must be secondary school graduates who have successfully passed their respective school graduation requirements or exams (Czech equivalent of A-levels). The equivalent of a U.S. High School Diploma is sufficient.



School name:Film School Zlin (Vyšší odborná škola filmová Zlín)
Address:Filmová ul. 174
Zip & city:761 79 Zlínský kraj
Phone:+420 577 592 379
Web:http://www.filmschool.cz/
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Filmová škola Zlín (Film School Zlín) was founded in 1992 by Czech film director Elmar Klos. Together with longtime collaborator Ján Kadár, Klos directed The Shop on Main Street (Obchod na korze), which won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1965. Set in Slovakia during World War II, the film tells the story of an Aryan Controller who works in a button shop owned by an elderly, Jewish widow.

Klos chose to situate Zlín Film School within the grounds of the historic Ateliéry Bonton Zlín where he started his own career as a script editor in the 1930s. These film studios, high up on a hill in Zlín’s Kudlov neighborhood, were originally constructed to produce advertisements for Tomaš Bat’a’s thriving shoe business but soon evolved into a center for production of animation and children’s films. Over the past 70 years, more than 2000 films have been made in the Zlín Studios. Today, students get the rare chance to study and work in the very same studios where early Czech animators Hermína Týrlová and Karel Zeman created such classics as Ferda Mravenec (Ferda the Ant), Vzpoura hracek (Revolt of the Toys), Vanoci Sen (The Christmas Dream) and Cesta do praveku (Journey to Prehistory).

Students eligible for studies at Film School Zlín must be secondary school graduates who have successfully passed their respective school graduation requirements or exams (Czech equivalent of A-levels). The equivalent of a U.S. High School Diploma is sufficient.