STUDENT PROFILE

Prague Film School is open to applicants of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of merit and creative potential.

Production experience is not a requisite for getting admitted, but of course welcome. Students applying to Prague Film School come from a wide-spectrum of backgrounds, from the professional filmmaker to the initiate.

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Applicant Categories at Prague Film School:

1) advanced filmmakers who may have already completed degree filmmaking programs back home and who have already made festival-level or professional film products;

2) theater actors, acting conservatory graduates without formal training or experience in acting for film;

3) intermediate applicants who have significant production experience as autodidacts or work in a film-related area but who have received little to no formal training.

4) applicants with a background in cinema theory, acting, media studies, journalism, humanities who have not yet had any production experience but who demonstrate a history of interest in film.

We welcome applications from motivated, independent and hardworking individuals. Students are in class 6-8 hours per day and are also busy with homework, shooting and writing scripts. During production periods, which constitute 20-30 days per semester, shooting may last up to 12-14 hours/daily. Studies are very intensive and demanding and require a high level of personal discipline.

Acceptance Notification

Students are notified about acceptance within 10 - 21 days from the designated application deadline. Students applying from non European or North American countries are encouraged to apply at least 4 months prior to the start of their desired programs to ensure student visas are issued in time.

Submitting Applications

All application materials can be submitted via Internet. Applicants are advised, however, to check by telephone to make sure that application was received.

Students applying to semester or year programs are requested to respond to two essay questions on the application form and to provide a sample creative portfolio. Semester and year students are also encouraged to provide two letters of recommendation.


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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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Prague NavigatorPrague, The city where you can happily get lost! www.facebook.com/Prague-Navigator-468833389973135/5 days ago

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

Copyright Dahlia Ayoub for Prague Film School 2016.
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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.

Copyright Dahlia Ayoub for Prague Film School 2016.

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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Prague Film School, all of our students, faculty and stuff, wishes you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year full of great filmmaking experiences :) ... See moreSee less

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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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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

Looking forward to see you all!
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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
Svetlana SolodovnikНи пуха!..2 months ago
Lenna HessenСпасибо, Светик!!2 months ago
Keith RichieGood luck Axel Henneberg and crew!2 months ago   ·  4
Wonjin HahnIs this only Project 4 screenings?2 months ago   ·  1

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Daily life at Prague Film School - level Editing period :)

Have a nice day!!

Thanks Oleks for sharing
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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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again feel free to tag yourselves :)

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!

copyright @[562720570:2048:Dahlia Ayoub] for Prague Film School 2015

please feel free to tag yourselves :)

copyright Dahlia Ayoub for Prague Film School 2015
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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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Dennis NilssonHoppas dom kan laga halsen gubben😁😘2 months ago   ·  1

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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 Barush Maush for Prague Film School 2015
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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!

copyright @[729776763745766:274:Barush Maush] for @[461985807151805:274:Prague Film School] 2015

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Svetlana Solodovnikа что это такое у тебя в руках?2 months ago
Davor IvankovićHope you're keeping the suit :) and the hat!2 months ago
Daria ĆurkoVeselin daj si novu profilnu odaberi super su fotke :)2 months ago   ·  1

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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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Fabz ScardigliGrandissimi ragazzi! Siete forti!3 months ago   ·  1
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Daily life at Prague Film School no. 2

Our 3 documentary students, Etoile Smulders, Laura Morcate and Maya Moskowitz are currently in Greece, at the island of Lesvos volunteering in a refugee camp and shooting their semester documentary projects.
Greece has long been on the front line of Europe's refugee crisis with about 450,000 arriving this year. The vast majority are fleeing government persecution and advancing forces in Syria and Iraq. They come to Lesvos from Turkey on what are called "death boats", as the lack of legal channels has created an unregulated market for people smuggling, with drownings common because of overcrowding.

We are really proud of their initiative! If you are interested, the girls would really appreciate every donation and your support as they take on this mission to help those in need.

www.youcaring.com/etoile-smulders-maya-moskowitz-laura-morcate-462525

photo: courtesy of Etoile, Maya and Laura
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