"A drolly insightful odyssey of oddity." - Jessica Kiang, Variety

"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

Saturday, March 18 at 1:45pm | Everyone’s a critic. Art students know this perhaps better than anyone. At the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, yearly admission assessments are held to determine who will earn a coveted spot at the institution. In the vein of Frederick Wiseman, ART TALENT SHOW keenly observes this exhausting admissions process, as students have their creativity and craft critiqued and interrogated, offering an insightful commentary on who gets to choose which creators will represent the next generation of artists and set the tone for the fine arts world for years to come.

Awards & Nominations

Winner - Proxima Grand Prix, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Winner - FIPRESCI Prize, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Official Selection - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

Chicago European Union Film Festival: A celebration of emerging voices and a showcase of provocative perspectives from across the European Union. We welcome you to country hop with us all March long. Regardless of the country of origin, every film in the 26th Chicago European Union Film Festival has been chosen for you, our Chicago audience. We invite you to see the world on our screens. View full festival here.

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