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Founded 2007
Madalena, Portugal


We are a Prague-based production company. We focus on the creation and production of independent documentary and live-action films and supporting contemporary art. During its existence, FREESAM has produced or co-produced dozens of films, for which it has won many awards and nominations both in the Czech Republic and at international festivals. As part of its support for cultural activities, FREESAM organizes the NU’VEM residential program, which facilitates stays on the island of Pico for artists from all over the world. The programme is designed for artists who are at least three years out from a school of arts and who have done at least two solo exhibitions or presentations. The residency consists of a one-month stay at Pico Island, during which a unique work of art will be created that reflects Czech-Portuguese relations, the Azores, and their importance in the international context, or whose contents supports protection of the environment of the Azores.

Local Information

The residency programme is located in the Terra do Pão village in the south of Pico Island in the Azores. Simple accommodation is provided in a renovated historical mill on a large private property on the shore of the Atlantic and at the foot of the Pico Volcano. An outdoor kitchen and bathrooms are available for residents. For work, there is a separate studio with running water. The property is located in a strictly protected nature reserve.

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