Art Talent Show

Directed by Adéla Komrzý, Tomáš Bojar
Film Movement
102 Minutes
Czech Republic
Art, Eastern European, European Studies, Media Studies, Women Directors
Not Rated
DVD $150.00
Blu-ray $150.00
PPR $350.00
DRL $499.00
PPR+DRL $599.00

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As every year, the talent admissions exams are being held at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. Across three different studios, the movie observes the background of a difficult task that stands in front of the institution’s pedagogues: how to pick, from the legion of participants, the chosen ones that will be given the chance to set the tone of fine arts for years to come? How will the academics themselves hold up during the exams? And what shall all this tell us about the nature and meaning of art nowadays?


  • Kateřina Olivová
  • Darina Alster
  • Marek Meduna
  • Petr Dub
  • Highest Rating
    "A witty, Wiseman-esque documentary about Art School staff and their aspiring students.... [A] drolly insightful odyssey of oddity."
    Jessica Kiang, Variety
  • Highest Rating
    "What’s not to like in a humorous, thoughtful doc that tears down the curtain on how contemporary academia judges talent in the art students it will admit to Prague’s prestigious and exclusive Academy of Fine Arts? [A] refreshing change of pace and well worth watching."
    Deborah Young, The Film Verdict
  • Highest Rating
    "[A] highly entertaining observational film about the annual evaluation process at the Prague Academy of Arts...The film, shot over one week, is primarily focused on the studio talent tests. The prospective students paint, scream (on command) and answer confrontational questions. Art Talent Show shows the toll that this process takes on all involved. Interspersed between moments of playful camaraderie, the teachers clearly suffer through the exam process too."
    Megan Durnford, POV Magazine


Awards & Recognition

Proxima Grand Prix
Karlovy Vary Int'l. Film Festival
Karlovy Vary Int'l. Film Festival
Official Selection
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

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