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APPLICATION DEADLINE
Accepting applications until:

May 11, 2015

VISITING FILMMAKERS:

- Mani Haghighi, Winner Berlin Internatinal Film Festival 2012
Director/Actor, Iran

- Alejandro Hernandez, Winner Goya Award (Spanish Oscars) 2014
Screenwriter, Cuba/Spain

- Jiri Menzel, Oscar Winner
Director, Czech Republic

- Radim Spacek, Winner Czech Lion Award (Czech Oscars) 2009
Director, Czech Republic

- James Duff , Winner Slamdance Audience Award 2013
Director / Screenwriter / Producer, USA

SUMMER WORKSHOPS 2015

June / July / August 2015

The second year program aims to refine and broaden filmmaking skills through master classes and full-time work on professional film sets. The second year program is also oriented towards training talented students for the production of more substantial projects, including the possibility of a feature-length film.

School has 12 second year students who at the moment are working on their final projects.
We will be slowly uploading pictures of students sets. The final projects wll be screened in May.

Here is the gallery of Mattias Berglund final film Maceria.

Pictures were taken by Shalaka Pai. Edited by Mattias Berglund and Vaiva Katinaityte. Copyright PFS, 2015
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The second year program aims to refine and broaden filmmaking skills through master classes and full-time work on professional film sets. The second year program is also oriented towards training talented students for the production of more substantial projects, including the possibility of a feature-length film. School has 12 second year students who at the moment are working on their final projects. We will be slowly uploading pictures of students sets. The final projects wll be screened in May. Here is the gallery of Mattias Berglund final film Maceria. Pictures were taken by Shalaka Pai. Edited by Mattias Berglund and Vaiva Katinaityte. Copyright PFS, 2015

The second year program aims to refine and broaden filmmaking skills through master classes and full-time work on professional film sets. The second year program is also oriented towards training talented students for the production of more substantial projects, including the possibility of a feature-length film.

School has 12 second year students who at the moment are working on their final projects.
We will be slowly uploading pictures of students sets. The final projects wll be screened in May.

Here is the gallery of Mattias Berglund final film Maceria.

Pictures were taken by Shalaka Pai. Edited by Mattias Berglund and Vaiva Katinaityte. Copyright PFS, 2015

We would like to share this album, created by one of our talented second year student Mattias. He is not just a great filmmaker, but an excelent photograher too. Thank you Mattias for sharing with us. ... See moreSee less

We would like to share this album, created by one of our talented second year student Mattias. He is not just a great filmmaker, but an excelent photograher too. Thank you Mattias for sharing with us.

We would like to share this album, created by one of our talented second year student Mattias. He is not just a great filmmaker, but an excelent photograher too. Thank you Mattias for sharing with us.

We have some great news to announce!

Congratulations to our former student Ziya Demirel, his short film Sali was was selected for the official selection of Cannes 2015!

www.festival-cannes.fr/en/article/61305.html

And that's not all, award winning feature of one of our former students, Erdem Tepegoz, Zerre (The Particle), is screened as a part of the festival Dny evropského filmu / Days of European Film in Brno.

www.eurofilmfest.cz/en/film/castice-zerre/
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Prague is not the only place in Czech Republic where you can find interesting events - for example in Olomouc is happening right now Academia Film Olomouc - great festival of science documentary films!
So if you are free those days, don't miss it, and above all, Olomouc is a beautiful student city :)

www.afo.cz/index.php?lang=en
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The second year program aims to refine and broaden filmmaking skills through master classes and full-time work on professional film sets. The second year program is also oriented towards training talented students for the production of more substantial projects, including the possibility of a feature-length film.

School has 12 second year students who at the moment are working on their final projects.
We will be slowly uploading pictures of students sets. The final projects will be screened in May.

Here is the gallery of Julien Mathus final film.

Copyright PFS, 2015
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The second year program aims to refine and broaden filmmaking skills through master classes and full-time work on professional film sets. The second year program is also oriented towards training talented students for the production of more substantial projects, including the possibility of a feature-length film. School has 12 second year students who at the moment are working on their final projects. We will be slowly uploading pictures of students sets. The final projects will be screened in May. Here is the gallery of Julien Mathus final film. Copyright PFS, 2015

The second year program aims to refine and broaden filmmaking skills through master classes and full-time work on professional film sets. The second year program is also oriented towards training talented students for the production of more substantial projects, including the possibility of a feature-length film.

School has 12 second year students who at the moment are working on their final projects.
We will be slowly uploading pictures of students sets. The final projects will be screened in May.

Here is the gallery of Julien Mathus final film. 

Copyright PFS, 2015

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The second year program aims to refine and broaden filmmaking skills through master classes and full-time work on professional film sets. The second year program is also oriented towards training talented students for the production of more substantial projects, including the possibility of a feature-length film.

School has 12 second year students who at the moment are working on their final projects.
We will be slowly uploading pictures of students sets. The final projects will be screened in May.

Here is the gallery of Yesemin's and Andrian's final films. They are working on two projects at the same time. Both are written and directed by them, shoted in Turkey.

Pictures are provided by Yasemin. Copyright PFS, 2015
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The second year program aims to refine and broaden filmmaking skills through master classes and full-time work on professional film sets. The second year program is also oriented towards training talented students for the production of more substantial projects, including the possibility of a feature-length film. School has 12 second year students who at the moment are working on their final projects. We will be slowly uploading pictures of students sets. The final projects will be screened in May. Here is the gallery of Yesemin's and Andrian's final films. They are working on two projects at the same time. Both are written and directed by them, shoted in Turkey. Pictures are provided by Yasemin. Copyright PFS, 2015

The second year program aims to refine and broaden filmmaking skills through master classes and full-time work on professional film sets. The second year program is also oriented towards training talented students for the production of more substantial projects, including the possibility of a feature-length film.

School has 12 second year students who at the moment are working on their final projects.
We will be slowly uploading pictures of students sets. The final projects will be screened in May.

Here is the gallery of Yesemin's and Andrian's final films. They are working on two projects at the same time. Both are written and directed by them, shoted in Turkey. 

Pictures are provided by Yasemin. Copyright PFS, 2015

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A very springy shoot during the Easter

We wish the best luck to all of our brave filmmakers shooting out there in this crazy unpredictable weather :)

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Enjoy The Banshee, short horror film of our student Sean van Leijenhorst, finally online! ... See moreSee less

--- Check out our new Horror project here: igg.me/at/Woods-Film -- !! After the mysterious death of her husband, a woman struggles with her sanity as ...

This was first year when Prague Film School has second year program.

The second year program aims to refine and broaden filmmaking skills through master classes and full-time work on professional film sets. The second year program is also oriented towards training talented students for the production of more substantial projects, including the possibility of a feature-length film.

School has 12 second year students who at the moment are working on their final projects.
We will be slowly uploading pictures of students sets. The final projects will be screened in May.

Here is the gallery of Sean van Leijenhorst final film.

Follow his film 'Woods' on FB www.facebook.com/WoodsShortFilm

Pictures are taken by Jana Kalalova. Edited by Vaiva Katinaityte Photography. Copyright PFS, 2015
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This was first year when Prague Film School has second year program. The second year program aims to refine and broaden filmmaking skills through master classes and full-time work on professional film sets. The second year program is also oriented towards training talented students for the production of more substantial projects, including the possibility of a feature-length film. School has 12 second year students who at the moment are working on their final projects. We will be slowly uploading pictures of students sets. The final projects will be screened in May. Here is the gallery of Sean van Leijenhorst final film. Follow his film 'Woods' on FB www.facebook.com/WoodsShortFilm Pictures are taken by Jana Kalalova. Edited by @[207727449387732:274:Vaiva Katinaityte Photography]. Copyright PFS, 2015

This was first year when Prague Film School has second year program.

The second year program aims to refine and broaden filmmaking skills through master classes and full-time work on professional film sets. The second year program is also oriented towards training talented students for the production of more substantial projects, including the possibility of a feature-length film.

School has 12 second year students who at the moment are working on their final projects.
We will be slowly uploading pictures of students sets. The final projects will be screened in May.

Here is the gallery of Sean van Leijenhorst final film. 

Follow his film 'Woods' on FB https://www.facebook.com/WoodsShortFilm

Pictures are taken by Jana Kalalova. Edited by  @[207727449387732:274:Vaiva Katinaityte Photography]. Copyright PFS, 2015

We are happy to invite you to Royal this Saturday. Come and listen Shahab Tolouie's fantastic music and celebrate Persian new years together! ... See moreSee less

Známý íránský hudebník Shahab Tolouie, který v současnosti žije v Praze, zahraje v sobotu 28. března od 19:30 hodin v multikulturním prostoru Royal (bývalé kino Bio Illusion, Vinohradská 48) v centru Prahy. Jedinečný koncert prostoupený pozitivní energií, emocemi, nadšením a radostí z hudby, doprovázený nabídkou výtečného jídla a pití… Není mnoho lepších způsobů, jak oslavit začátek jara! o stylové občerstvení se postará Klub cestovatelů. info: www.shahab-tolouie.com www.iranianfilmfestival.cz www.leroyal.cz/en/programme-detail/?date=2015-03-28&id=147 --- Iranian musician Shahab Tolouie who currently lives in Prague, plays with his amazing musician/friends on Saturday 28th March at 19:30 in the Royal theatre in the center of Prague. Unique concert imbued with positive energy, emotion, enthusiasm and joy of music to celebrate the Equinox. There are not many better ways to cheer the arrival of spring! Club “travellers“ will take care of the stylish snacks and a range of delicious food and drinks. --- Отпразднуйте приход весны концертом Шахаба Толуи в сопровождении группы музыкантов и балерины “Черного театра“. Известный иранский музыкант Шахаб Толуи, проживающий в Праге, выступит 28 марта в 19:30 в мультифункциональном зале Ле Роял (ранее кинозал Bio Illusion, Vinohradská 48) в самом центре Праги. Уникальный концерт, наполненный позитивной энергией, весенними эмоциями и энтузиазмом оригинальной музыки, посвящен астрономичекому приходу весны и новогоднему празднику Ноуруз. Вечер сопровождается специальной гастрономией… Один из лучших способов встретить весну!

Concert Shahab Tolouie & band

March 28, 2015, 7:30pm - March 28, 2015, 10:00pm

Známý íránský hudebník Shahab Tolouie, který v současnosti žije v Praze, zahraje v sobotu 28. března od 19:30 hodin v multikulturním prostoru Royal (bývalé kino Bio Illusion, Vinohradská 48) v centru Prahy. Jedinečný koncert prostoupený pozitivní energií, emocemi, nadšením a radostí z hudby, doprovázený nabídkou výtečného jídla a pití… Není mnoho lepších způsobů, jak oslavit začátek jara! o stylové občerstvení se postará Klub cestovatelů. info: www.shahab-tolouie.com www.iranianfilmfestival.cz www.leroyal.cz/en/programme-detail/?date=2015-03-28&id=147 --- Iranian musician Shahab Tolouie who currently lives in Prague, plays with his amazing musician/friends on Saturday 28th March at 19:30 in the Royal theatre in the center of Prague. Unique concert imbued with positive energy, emotion, enthusiasm and joy of music to celebrate the Equinox. There are not many better ways to cheer the arrival of spring! Club “travellers“ will take care of the stylish snacks and a range of delicious food and drinks. --- Отпразднуйте приход весны концертом Шахаба Толуи в сопровождении группы музыкантов и балерины “Черного театра“. Известный иранский музыкант Шахаб Толуи, проживающий в Праге, выступит 28 марта в 19:30 в мультифункциональном зале Ле Роял (ранее кинозал Bio Illusion, Vinohradská 48) в самом центре Праги. Уникальный концерт, наполненный позитивной энергией, весенними эмоциями и энтузиазмом оригинальной музыки, посвящен астрономичекому приходу весны и новогоднему празднику Ноуруз. Вечер сопровождается специальной гастрономией… Один из лучших способов встретить весну!

This was first year when Prague Film School has second year program.

The second year program aims to refine and broaden filmmaking skills through master classes and full-time work on professional film sets. The second year program is also oriented towards training talented students for the production of more substantial projects, including the possibility of a feature-length film.

School has 12 second year students who at the moment are working on their final projects.

We will be slowly uploading pictures of students sets. The final projects will be screened in May.

Here is the gallery of Polina's fairytale.

Copyright Vaiva Katinaityte Photography and PFS, 2015
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This was first year when Prague Film School has second year program. The second year program aims to refine and broaden filmmaking skills through master classes and full-time work on professional film sets. The second year program is also oriented towards training talented students for the production of more substantial projects, including the possibility of a feature-length film. School has 12 second year students who at the moment are working on their final projects. We will be slowly uploading pictures of students sets. The final projects will be screened in May. Here is the gallery of Polina's fairytale. Copyright @[207727449387732:274:Vaiva Katinaityte Photography] and PFS, 2015

This was first year when Prague Film School has second year program. 

The second year program aims to refine and broaden filmmaking skills through master classes and full-time work on professional film sets. The second year program is also oriented towards training talented students for the production of more substantial projects, including the possibility of a feature-length film. 

School has 12 second year students who at the moment are working on their final projects.  

We will be slowly uploading pictures of students sets. The final projects will be screened in May. 

Here is the gallery of Polina's fairytale. 

Copyright @[207727449387732:274:Vaiva Katinaityte Photography] and PFS, 2015

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frequently asked questions

Are your programs run in English?

Yes, all of Prague Film School programs are run in English. Students at Prague film school come from all over the world, in an average class, typically from over 30 countries. The lingua franca in and out of the classrooms at the school is English.

Do I have to know some Czech?

No. As mentioned above, classes are run in English. Additionally, in Prague at least, most people have some basic knowledge of English. There is a production office to help with matters where language might be an issue with regards to your films, housing, medical issues or student life in general.

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Does Prague Film School provide housing?

Yes. Students can opt for school housing in shared or private flats. Students can also choose to find accommodation on their own. All school flats are situated in the city center 5 – 30 minutes from the school by foot or public transportation. Flats are furnished with the basics but do not have Internet. Students can arrange Internet on their own.

If I choose a shared flat, do I have to share a room with somebody?

No, students in shared flats have their own bedroom but share kitchen and bathroom facilities.

Does the school provide a meal plan?

No. The school has a small cafe but most students cook their main meals themselves or go out to eat at local restaurants. The school does not have a cafeteria.

What are the fees for housing?

Housing fees are listed on the application form which can be downloaded on the admissions page of this web site.

Does the school shoot on film?

Yes. Students can opt to shoot their end of semester and diploma films on 16 mm or even 35 mm but are responsible for the material fees including film stock, developing, and telecine. The school does secure a 50 per cent discount on these costs. Second semester there is also a course on the film cameras, covering both 16 mm and 35 mm cameras (main focus: Arri SRIII and Arri 435), because these cameras are used for shooting diploma films.

Having said that, ~60-70% students shoot with the school’s fleet of Canons, REDs or Sony HDV ZI cameras, equipped with M2 Encore adapter and 35mm photo lenses.

I’m interested in directing. How many films will I actually be able to direct?

In the first semester all students have the opportunity to direct four films, 3 of which they write themselves. In the second semester, students can direct 3 films, 2 of which they can but do not have to write themselves, the mid term and the diploma film, and which are longer then those produced the first semester. Students work on substantially more film productions than this as they crew on other student films in addition to their own. It’s not uncommon for students to have worked on close to 20 productions the first semester and close to this the second.

I’m interested in cinematography. How many films will I actually be able to shoot?

With roughly 150 short films and another 100 film exercises in total in the year program, DPs, camera operators and gaffers are in constant demand. Most importantly, during specialization classes cinematography students learn to operate film camera equipment which is used in professional productions in Europe or North America at present.

What does early action application mean?

Applying by the early application deadline means that your application will be reviewed early. The main advantage of applying early is that admittance is substantially easier as there are more places available for fewer applicants. On the other hand, students accepted early must also confirm their participation in the program early.

Does Prague Film School offer financial aid?

No, the school does not directly provide financial aid. Students from Scandinavian countries can apply to their home countries for governmental study grants. UK students can seek loans from the career development loan organization. US and Indian students can get private loans from private banks in their home countries (we are not covered by the US governmental student loan program).

Can I work while in Prague?

Students not from the EU cannot work in Prague on a student visa. In any event, the program is more than full-time, making holding down a job an impossibility.

What’s the weather like?

Indian summer September and Octobers, cool and drizzly Octobers and Novembers, wintery Decembers, Januarys and Februarys with occasional snow, grey Marches, erratic Aprils, glorious Mays and Junes and standard continental Julys and Augusts.

Is Prague safe?

Yes. Cases of violent crime are almost unheard of. Petty theft (pickpocketting) is an issue, but otherwise Prague is an extremely safe capital.