After training as an actor at the Janacek Academy of Performing Arts in Brno (Czech Republic), Jakub Smid went into directing and joined the directing department of the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. His film Non-swimmers won Český Lev Czech lion Award for the best student film in 2011. Film was selected by L’Académie des César, France as one of seven best world’s short films of the year 2011. non-swimmers were screened all over the world (France, UK, Sweden, Hong Kong, Israel, etc.) Film Amanitas is his final project at FAMU Prague. It was chosen as the Best feature short film of the year from FAMU. Recently he is finishing his feature debut called Laputa.