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APPLICATION DEADLINE
Accepting applications until:

April 6, 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

Check out a new film of our 1st year student Dennis Näversköld, one take short shot within a Prague Film School workshop!

Thank you Dennis, great job :)

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A man goes back to Paris to meet a girl he met 6 months ago when he was on holiday.

Dixie Pansky, Piaoyu Xie and 12 others like this

Alan RoseOzcar Burfitt!3 days ago   ·  1

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Mid-term Project shooting period is over! While our students are busy editing their footage, you can enjoy behind the scenes from their sets.
The topic of Mid-term Projects was either to shoot a commercial or a music video.
Big thanks to all the crews for their hard work, looking forward to the results :)

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Mid-term Project shooting period is over! While our students are busy editing their footage, you can enjoy behind the scenes from their sets. The topic of Mid-term Projects was either to shoot a commercial or a music video. Big thanks to all the crews for their hard work, looking forward to the results :) Copyright @[729776763745766:274:Barush Maush] for PFS 2015

Mid-term Project shooting period is over! While our students are busy editing their footage, you can enjoy behind the scenes from their sets.
The topic of Mid-term Projects was either to shoot a commercial or a music video.
Big thanks to all the crews for their hard work, looking forward to the results :)

Copyright @[729776763745766:274:Barush Maush] for PFS 2015

Kali Morgan Davis, Matias Revez and 23 others like this

Hagar AdmoniIch vermmmmmissssse dich1 week ago
Esteban Congotethere were other options1 week ago

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Today was the last day of acting and directing workshop with Leila Hatami. Leila prepared a short script to our students. We had five groups, each of the group had two actors and one director..the process of the workshop was recorded by cinematography students. We had an entertaining afternoon. Thanks to Leila for coming to PFS!

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Today was the last day of acting and directing workshop with @[128100380583300:274:Leila Hatami]. Leila prepared a short script to our students. We had five groups, each of the group had two actors and one director..the process of the workshop was recorded by cinematography students. We had an entertaining afternoon. Thanks to Leila for coming to PFS! © PFS and @[207727449387732:274:Vaiva Katinaityte Photography] 2015

Today was the last day of acting and directing workshop with @[128100380583300:274:Leila Hatami]. Leila prepared a short script to our students. We had five groups, each of the group had two actors and one director..the process of the workshop was recorded by cinematography students. We had an entertaining afternoon. Thanks to Leila for coming to PFS! 

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

Amanda Alm, Esin Paca Cengiz and 23 others like this

Guillermo SaldañaMéxico !!!3 weeks ago
Susy ObregònQUE PADRES FOTOS MAC... y me encanta tu chamarra! que sigan los MEXICANOS BRILLANDO EN LA CINEMATOGRAFÍA... FELICIDADES TQM3 weeks ago   ·  1

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Leila Hatami together with our directing teacher Mika Johnson held another workshop for filmmaking students at PFS.

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@[128100380583300:274:Leila Hatami] together with our directing teacher Mika Johnson held another workshop for filmmaking students at PFS. © PFS and @[207727449387732:274:Vaiva Katinaityte Photography] 2015

@[128100380583300:274:Leila Hatami] together with our directing teacher Mika Johnson held another workshop for filmmaking students at PFS.

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

Esin Paca Cengiz, Zari Khosravi and 23 others like this

Azadeh MohammadiLovely Viva, thanks for the photos :)3 weeks ago   ·  1
Faranak Samadiakhe chi karet konam ke enghadr khubi :)3 weeks ago
Azadeh MohammadiMan ghorbunet beram akhe3 weeks ago
Hadi Kamali Moghadammگول گولی جون....3 weeks ago

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We have an exlusive guest at Prague Film School. Actress Leila Hatami came to PFS to give lectures to our acting and filmmaking students.

2015.02.10 | 13.00-15.00 for acting students
2015.02.11 | 15.00-17.00 for filmmaking students
2015.02.12 | 13.00-15.00 practical seminar for acting and filmmaking students

2015.02.13 | 20.30 film screening "A Separation" at Kino Svetozor.


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We have an exlusive guest at Prague Film School. Actress @[128100380583300:274:Leila Hatami] came to PFS to give lectures to our acting and filmmaking students. 2015.02.10 | 13.00-15.00 for acting students 2015.02.11 | 15.00-17.00 for filmmaking students 2015.02.12 | 13.00-15.00 practical seminar for acting and filmmaking students 2015.02.13 | 20.30 film screening "A Separation" at Kino Svetozor. © PFS and @[207727449387732:274:Vaiva Katinaityte Photography] 2015

We have an exlusive guest at Prague Film School. Actress @[128100380583300:274:Leila Hatami] came to PFS to give lectures to our acting and filmmaking students. 

2015.02.10 | 13.00-15.00 for acting students
2015.02.11 | 15.00-17.00 for filmmaking students
2015.02.12 | 13.00-15.00 practical seminar for acting and filmmaking students

2015.02.13 | 20.30 film screening

The Teaser for the earlier announced short film Flip Flops made by our former students is out! ... See moreSee less

Teaser for FLIP FLOPS - a short film set in Hong Kong Release date April 2015 www.facebook.com/FLIPFLOPSFILM

Check out a scene from ''Raging Bull'' reconstructed within directing workshop at Prague Film School, staring Ozcar Burfitt and Sandor Baja! Hope you enjoy :)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fvv06C_9YCk&feature=youtu.be
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Scene from Martin Scorsese's "Raging Bull" (1980) Directed and Adapted by Mika Johnson Cast: Sándor Baja Ozcar Burfitt Cinematographer - Anirud Punj Camera O...

We are very proud to announce that on February the 5the our students will get the great opportunity to meet one of the most prominent documentary filmmakers in Europe with more than 40 years of experience in documentary cinema, Helena Treštíková.

After the screening of her documentary ''Katka'' there will be a Q&A session organised.

''Helena Třeštíková is one of the most prominent documentary filmmakers in Europe with more than 40 years of experience in documentary cinema. In the course of time, she specialized in the time-lapse method, following people’s life stories on long-term basis. She made over fifty documentary films on the themes of human relationships and various social problems. Trestikova's films have been awarded at many international film festivals including the European Film Academy Award for documentary film 'René'.

www.produkcetrestikova.cz/indexEN.php
dafilms.com/director/167-helena-trestikova/
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Maceria
Hello friends of Prague Film School!

Help our second year student Mattias raise the funds for his final project Maceria!

Good luck Mattias :)

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Only seven more days left of the campaign! Part of our crew came together to talk about the pre-production and thank everyone helping out in the fundraising. The big finale is on! can we reach $1500?

Henrik Johannesen, Fredrik Andersson and 9 others like this

Karl SvenssonDennis for president!1 month ago   ·  3

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Yesterday we had the pleasure to welcome at Prague Film School Czech documentarist Kateřina Hager. Screening of her film Children Of Flamenco was followed by discussion with the filmmaker.

vimeo.com/43411203

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Yesterday we had the pleasure to welcome at Prague Film School Czech documentarist Kateřina Hager. Screening of her film Children Of Flamenco was followed by discussion with the filmmaker. vimeo.com/43411203 copyright @[729776763745766:274:Barush Maush] for @[461985807151805:274:Prague Film School]

Yesterday we had the pleasure to welcome at Prague Film School Czech documentarist Kateřina Hager. Screening of her film Children Of Flamenco was followed by discussion with the filmmaker.  

http://vimeo.com/43411203

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

..and filmmaking workshops continue on and on until late evenings. Pic is taken by Vaiva Katinaityte Photography ... See moreSee less

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Prague Film School is really proud to present you a music video created by our directing teacher Mika Johnson! Under Prague Film School production the credits go to our first year students as well as former students.

Thank you, it was a great job!

Written and Directed by
@Mika Johnson

Cast
Pretty Mery K, Mantas Ceskauskas, Sarah Moley, Amanda Alm, Andrea Vykysalá, Karolina Křížková

Produced by
Janmejay Singh, Mika Johnson, Pretty Mery K

Cinematography by
Lourenço Sassetti Corrêa

Production Assistant
Inga Kempe

AD
Yashvita Bhasin, Luka Knezevic

Assistant Camera
Jesse Mickle

Gaffer
Xoaher Musavvir, Blaise Dolcemaschio

Dolly Grip
Anirudh Punj

Post Production
Kaori Mitsushima
Jesse Mickle

“Two Faced Fellow” is a Prague Film School Production

Music is written by pretty mery k
recorded and produced by pretty mery k & Ludwig Schmutzler
mixed by Adam Samuels
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Written and Directed by Mika Johnson Cast Pretty Mery K Mantas Ceskauskas…Two Faced Fellow Sarah Moley…Woman #1 Amanda Alm… Woman #2 Andrea Vykysalá...Dancer...

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Vaiva KatinaityteLourenço bravo!!!1 month ago   ·  1
Lourenço Sassetti Corrêaoh thank you =)1 month ago   ·  1

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*tuesday morning.
*filmmaking workshops at school

Pic is taken by Vaiva Katinaityte Photography
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During this weekend we welcomed new students on board, showed them around Prague and celebrated the start of a new semester. Enjoy the pictures!
copyright Barush Maush and Vaiva Katinaityte Photography
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During this weekend we welcomed new students on board, showed them around Prague and celebrated the start of a new semester. Enjoy the pictures! copyright @[729776763745766:274:Barush Maush] and @[207727449387732:274:Vaiva Katinaityte Photography]

During this weekend we welcomed new students on board, showed them around Prague and celebrated the start of a new semester. Enjoy the pictures!
copyright @[729776763745766:274:Barush Maush] and @[207727449387732:274:Vaiva Katinaityte Photography]

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Don't miss the first day of Iranian Film Festival, which starts on 6th of January. The opening ceremony will start with the vampire spaghetti western A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT! Please find more information at iranianfilmfestival.cz/ . You can pick festivals program at Svetozor Cinema. ... See moreSee less

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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.