WELCOME TO PRAGUE FILM SCHOOL

Prague Film School is one of Europe’s leading schools providing practical training in the core disciplines of filmmaking. The school's accelerated programs, its international faculty and world-class facilities draw students from all over the globe bent on converting a long-held passion for film into a life-time profession.

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Prague Film School trains students to become film professionals. This is accomplished through implementing a praxis-heavy curriculum integrated with theory and analysis in the classroom. Each student is involved in up to 30 productions annually, many of which end up in the Industry's top film festivals.

The language of instruction at Prague Film School is English. The following full-time year and semester programs are offered:

FILMMAKING

ACTING FOR FILM

DOCUMENTARY FILM

The prevailing ethos of Prague Film School is a mix of European art-house and American independent cinemas. Up to 80 students annually enroll at the school, drawn from the best schools around the globe and from a wide range of professions and backgrounds.

Different from many national film academies or major private film schools abroad or in Europe, Prague Film School is characterized by its small size. This lends a particular intimacy to the educational and filmmaking experience, promoting close work relations with teachers and students and affording easy access to filmmaking facilities.

Based in Prague, it is the city of Prague itself that plays a leading role in the students' experience at PFS. Professional productions come from all over the world to shoot in one of the world's most beautiful capitals. Students at Prague Film School have the city available to them all the time, as a classroom, as a home and as a film set.

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WHY STUDY AT PRAGUE FILM SCHOOL

Praxis-oriented: One would be hard-pressed to find a program that provides as much practical exposure to filmmaking. More than 400 films are shot per year at Prague Film School and students in the year program participate on as many as 30 productions. The operating principle of Prague Film School is training, and we believe as with instruments or with languages, the only way to develop fluency is to practice.

High-end facilities: Prague Film School is well-stocked with the latest cutting-edge equipment used in professional film productions throughout the world. Students have immediate access to the school's fleet of cameras, including RED, Arri, Blackmagic, Canon and Sony high definition cameras, in addition to high-end lighting, sound and grip.

Intensive: The type of student who chooses Prague Film School comes to us because he or she has essentially only one year in terms of time or financial resources to cross from where he or she is in life at the moment into the world of professional filmmaking. We then have only one year to bring these students to a level of competence where they can operate professionally. As such the program is highly squeezed.

Faculty-student relations: Core faculty are brought in from around the world. While all teachers are accomplished professional filmmakers, their primary purpose in Prague is to teach students at Prague Film School. The dynamics are then what you find at exclusive boarding schools and small colleges in the U.S., where the teachers are highly devoted to their students and accessible. Faculty also embody the school’s ideology of integrating European art house with American independent cinemas.

Diversity of student body: In a student body of 60 students, 25-30 countries are represented. Nearly every other student is from a different part of the world, but there’s a sub-cultural glue binding them together. Students live and breathe film together.

Liberalism: Most students at our school have completed undergraduate studies and see their time at film school as a cherished chance to wed their deep interests with a vocation. As such, the administration treats all students as responsible adults and trusts students to take full responsibility for their studies. The school does not interfere with students’ artistic choices.

Prague: Prague is one of those very rare cities that manages to combine cosmopolitanism with intimacy and beauty. It’s magic is apparent to just about anyone fortunate enough to spend some time here.

Prague is a major European film center with one of the continent’s largest and oldest film studios. The city is regarded among the world's most beautiful capitals and productions come from all over the globe to capitalize on the the city's beauty and film resources. For a film student, Prague is a dream city, providing a setting for virtually any type of film, a charismatic metropolitan buzz for inspiration and affordability still unique in the developed world.

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Note: Prague Film School is distinct from and unaffiliated with FAMU, the National Film Academy of the Czech Republic.

CONGRATULATIONS TO PFS STUDENTS


LOCARNO 2015
Raam Reddy (2012) - director - and Doron Tempert (2012) - DOP - win both Best Feature Film and Best Debut Feature at Locarno Film Festival 2015


CANNES 2015
Ziya Demirel (2011 - 2012) gets latest film in the Official Selection of Cannes Festival 2015 Shorts Section


EMMY 2015
Caitlin Burke (Fall 2006) wins Emmy for 2014 documentary We Could Be King


SUNDANCE 2015
Anne Svejgard Lund (Spring 2011) receives 2015 Grand Jury Prize at Sundance for work on acclaimed documentary Russian Woodpecker

SUMMER WORKSHOPS 2016

June / July / August 2016

Daily life @ Prague Film School

First month of the spring semester is behind us and we are in the middle of cinematography/directing workshops while our semester students just finished shooting of their Project 2.
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With Helena Trestikova, Siddik Barmak, Mohamadreza Farzad and Alaa Karkouti.

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With Helena Trestikova, Siddik Barmak, Mohamadreza Farzad and Alaa Karkouti. Copyright Dahlia Ayoub for Prague Film School 2016.

With Helena Trestikova, Siddik Barmak, Mohamadreza Farzad and Alaa Karkouti.

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Dear students and school friends, we invite you to Festival íránských filmů (Iranian Film Festival'16).
The festival will start on 13th on January in Kino Světozor. For more then five days you can enjoy Iranian cinema and its beauty. More information and festival program you can find iranianfilmfestival.cz/
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We are glad to mark the end of a very successful autumn semester. Our students crossed boundries and went beyond them. We have got some great fiction short films as well as documentaries, one of them made by Daniel won the Audience Award. Congratulations Daniel!!

And thanks to everyone who helped our students make their ideas see the light of day.

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We are glad to mark the end of a very successful autumn semester. Our students crossed boundries and went beyond them. We have got some great fiction short films as well as documentaries, one of them made by Daniel won the Audience Award. Congratulations Daniel!! And thanks to everyone who helped our students make their ideas see the light of day. Copyright: @[729776763745766:274:Barush Maush] and @[207727449387732:274:Vaiva Katinaityte Photography] for Prague Film School

We are glad to mark the end of a very successful autumn semester. Our students crossed boundries and went beyond them. We have got some great fiction short films as well as documentaries, one of them made by Daniel won the Audience Award. Congratulations Daniel!! 

And thanks to everyone who helped our students make their ideas see the light of day.

Copyright: @[729776763745766:274:Barush Maush] and @[207727449387732:274:Vaiva Katinaityte Photography] for Prague Film School

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We are glad to mark the end of a very successful autumn semester. Our students crossed boundries and went beyond them. We have got some great fiction short films as well as documentaries, one of them made by Daniel won the Audience Award. Congratulations Daniel!!

And thanks to everyone who helped our students make their ideas see the light of day.

Copyright: Barush Maush and Vaiva Katinaityte Photography for Prague Film School
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We are glad to mark the end of a very successful autumn semester. Our students crossed boundries and went beyond them. We have got some great fiction short films as well as documentaries, one of them made by Daniel won the Audience Award. Congratulations Daniel!! And thanks to everyone who helped our students make their ideas see the light of day. Copyright: @[729776763745766:274:Barush Maush] and @[207727449387732:274:Vaiva Katinaityte Photography] for Prague Film School

We are glad to mark the end of a very successful autumn semester. Our students crossed boundries and went beyond them. We have got some great fiction short films as well as documentaries, one of them made by Daniel won the Audience Award. Congratulations Daniel!! 

And thanks to everyone who helped our students make their ideas see the light of day.

Copyright: @[729776763745766:274:Barush Maush] and @[207727449387732:274:Vaiva Katinaityte Photography] for Prague Film School

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Attention // Change in times of Public Screenings!!!

Dear friends of Prague Film School,

on Thursday and Friday 17th and 18th of December there will be held a public screening of semester projects of our students. You are all cordially invited to come to support our filmmakers :)

Thursday 17/12/2015 10.00 - 13.45 at KOMORNÍ KINO EVALD, Národní 28, Praha
Friday 18/12/2015 9.00 - 13.45 at KOMORNÍ KINO EVALD, Národní 28, Praha

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Dear friends of Prague Film School, we'd liked to invite you for public screening of Semester Projects of our students which will be held at KOMORNÍ KINO EVALD (Narodní 28, Prague) Thursday and Friday 17th and 18th of December 2015 from 9AM till 1.45PM. Please, feel free to come and support our talented filmmakers! Meanwhile, we wish our students all the best in the editing room and can't wait to see the final films :)

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Dear friends of Prague Film School,

we'd liked to invite you for public screening of Semester Projects of our students which will be held at KOMORNÍ KINO EVALD (Narodní 28, Prague) Thursday and Friday 17th and 18th of December 2015 from 9AM till 1.45PM.

Please, feel free to come and support our talented filmmakers!

Meanwhile, we wish our students all the best in the editing room and can't wait to see the final films :)
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Lorenzo MalevoltiLuigi Sardone...2 months ago   ·  2
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Daily life at Prague Film School - level Editing period :)

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Happy Friday everyone, we can't wait to see your films!

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Happy Friday everyone, we can't wait to see your films! Copyright @[562720570:2048:Dahlia Ayoub] for Prague Film School 2015

Happy Friday everyone, we can't wait to see your films!

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Have a lovely day, and happy editing!

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again feel free to tag yourselves :) Have a lovely day, and happy editing! copyright @[562720570:2048:Dahlia Ayoub] for Prague Film School 2015

again feel free to tag yourselves :)

Have a lovely day, and happy editing!

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please feel free to tag yourselves :)

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please feel free to tag yourselves :) copyright @[562720570:2048:Dahlia Ayoub] for Prague Film School 2015

please feel free to tag yourselves :)

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Shooting period of Semester Projects is over - check out how it looked like on sets!

We sre looking forward for the films and meanwhile, good luck to our students in editing room!

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Shooting period of Semester Projects is over - check out how it looked like on sets! We sre looking forward for the films and meanwhile, good luck to our students in editing room! copyright @[729776763745766:274:Barush Maush] for @[461985807151805:274:Prague Film School] 2015

Shooting period of Semester Projects is over - check out how it looked like on sets! 

We sre looking forward for the films and meanwhile, good luck to our students in editing room!

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We are half way through the shooting period of semester projects and to not to keep you waiting here we bring a little teaser from students sets.
Stay tuned for more pictures to come and wish the best of luck to the students still shooting and in the editing room - looking forward for the results :)

Copyright Dahlia Ayoub and Barush Maush for PFS 2015
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We are half way through the shooting period of semester projects and to not to keep you waiting here we bring a little teaser from students sets. Stay tuned for more pictures to come and wish the best of luck to the students still shooting and in the editing room - looking forward for the results :) Copyright @[562720570:2048:Dahlia Ayoub] and @[729776763745766:274:Barush Maush] for PFS 2015 www.dahliaayoub.com www.barushmaush.com

We are half way through the shooting period of semester projects and to not to keep you waiting here we bring a little teaser from students sets.
Stay tuned for more pictures to come and wish the best of luck to the students still shooting and in the editing room - looking forward for the results :)

Copyright @[562720570:2048:Dahlia Ayoub] and @[729776763745766:274:Barush Maush] for PFS 2015
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