APPLICATION DEADLINE
Accepting applications until:

June 21, 2015

CONGRATULATIONS TO PFS STUDENTS


Ziya Demirel (2011 - 2012) gets latest film in the Official Selection of Cannes Festival 2015 Shorts Section
Caitlin Burke (Fall 2006) wins Emmy for 2014 documentary We Could Be King


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

Dear friends of Prague Film School,

shooting period, editing period and evaluations of Final Projects of our students are over and now it's time to screen the films!

Thursday and Friday 21st and 22nd of May 2015 there will be screenings held at KOMORNÍ KINO EVALD in Prague.
Feel free to come and support our filmmakers and to celebrate with them the end of succesful school year.

Komorni Kino Evald, Narodni 28, Prague
21 - 22/5/2015 9AM - 2.30PM
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Esteban Congotets some how familiar to me2 days ago   ·  4
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It's such a nice weather outside!
Rather than sitting at home, go out and explore - those days for example, there are Africa Days, an event under the auspices of 9 African countries, presenting african food and culture, accompanied by screenings of documentaries and lot more!

So, see ya'll there :)
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This week in Cannes:
"Sali / Tuesday", great short film written and directed by Prague Film School´s (12) Ziya Demirel and edited by PFS´s (12) Henrique Cartaxo.

We wish you best luck in the official competition!

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Directed by Ziya Demirel Official Selection 68th Festival de Cannes www.istosfilm.com www.facebook.com/salituesday

We are happy to announce that another 10 students finished semester program at Prague Film School.

The audience award won Katalina Cabrera with her short film 'Twain'. Cogratulations!

Copyright: Prague Film School & Vaiva Katinaityte Photography
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We are happy to announce that another 10 students finished semester program at Prague Film School. The audience award won Katalina Cabrera with her short film 'Twain'. Cogratulations! Copyright: Prague Film School & @[207727449387732:274:Vaiva Katinaityte Photography]

We are happy to announce that another 10 students finished semester program at Prague Film School.

The audience award won Katalina Cabrera with her short film 'Twain'. Cogratulations!

Copyright: Prague Film School & @[207727449387732:274:Vaiva Katinaityte Photography]

Semester Program Final Projects Screening 2015
Dear Students and Friends of Prague Film School,

we would like to invite you to the screening of Final Projects of our Semester Program students, this Friday 8th of May at 10AM at KOMORNÍ KINO EVALD.
Come and celebrate the graduation of our filmmakers!

copyright Ali Ata Akel
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Second part of behind the scene pictures from sets of our semester and year students, enjoy :) Big thanks to all of our crews, hope you all enjoyed filming your projects and can't wait to see the results! We believe that the hard work you performed on your sets will pay off :) Copyright @[729776763745766:274:Barush Maush] for @[461985807151805:274:Prague Film School]

Second part of behind the scene pictures from sets of our semester and year students, enjoy :)

Big thanks to all of our crews, hope you all enjoyed filming your projects and can't wait to see the results! We believe that the hard work you performed on your sets will pay off  :)

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

Shooting Period Of Final Projects of Year and Semester Programs is over.

While our students are busy syncing, sound designing, colour grading and editing their diploma films, please enjoy pictures from their shoots and stay tuned, more will follow!

Big thanks to all of our crews, hope you all enjoyed filming your projects and can't wait to see the results! We believe that the hard work you performed on your sets will pay off :)

copyright: Barush Maush for Prague Film School
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Shooting Period Of Final Projects of Year and Semester Programs is over. While our students are busy syncing, sound designing, colour grading and editing their diploma films, please enjoy pictures from their shoots and stay tuned, more will follow! Big thanks to all of our crews, hope you all enjoyed filming your projects and can't wait to see the results! We believe that the hard work you performed on your sets will pay off :) copyright: @[729776763745766:274:Barush Maush] for @[461985807151805:274:Prague Film School]

Shooting Period Of Final Projects of Year and Semester Programs is over. 

While our students are busy syncing, sound designing, colour grading and editing their diploma films, please enjoy pictures from their shoots and stay tuned, more will follow!

Big thanks to all of our crews, hope you all enjoyed filming your projects and can't wait to see the results! We believe that the hard work you performed on your sets will pay off :)

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

Filming has no boundaries.
Picture is taken this morning by Dennis Näversköld.
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Our former student Benjamin Innbjør Bargård made a beautiful short video of Bill Derrah's shoot. Let's look together on the spooky shoot in forest... ... See moreSee less

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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
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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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TUITION FEES, 2015

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• Year Program
Tuition Fee: 14,900 Euro
Equipment Fee: 900 Euro

• Semester Studies
Autumn 2015: 8,800 Euro
Spring 2015: 8,800 Euro
Equipment Fee: 480 Euro

• Four-Week Workshops
Tuition Fee: 2,660 Euro
Equipment Fee: 120 Euro

• Second Year Filmmaking Program
Tuition Fee for PFS Year Program Graduates: 9,800 Euro
Tuition Fee, General: 12,900
Equipment Fee: 900 Euro

governmental funding through ministries of education

Students applying to Prague Film School may be eligible for government funding or loans through their national ministries of education.

Presently, the Icelandic Ministry of Education and the Swedish Ministry of Education have approved Prague Film School programs for grant or loan assistance. If a British national, for information on financial assistance to support your learning, please contact 0800 100 900

Ralph N.J. scholarship for prague film school students

The application deadline for scholarship assistance for year 2016 - 2017 and summer 2016 programs is December 1, 2015. No more applications are accepted or reviewed after this date.

The Foundation Board will examine all dossiers and make its selections as rapidly as possible (normally during the month of February). All candidates will notified of the Board's decision immediately.

Successful candidates will be asked to confirm, within two weeks of being notified, that they will attend their chosen program. If the Foundation and PFS have not been notified within two weeks, the scholarship offer will be withdrawn.

LETTER ABOUT RALPH N.J. FOUNDATION
from Victor and Susan Jongeneel

Ralph Nicolas Jongeneel or "Ralph N.J", as he preferred to be known to his fellow filmmakers, was born in Switzerland in 1986. A dual citizen of the Netherlands and the USA, he also considered himself Swiss. He had a lively curiosity about the world and, by the time he was in his teens, he spoke 5 languages and had traveled to 29 countries.

From an early age, Ralph was fascinated by film. He would watch his favourite videos over and over until he knew them by heart. Every video that we rented had to be copied so that he could study it at leisure.
As he got older, he began to study films more seriously, building up his collection (he owned over 500 films) and going to various sources online and offline to improve his understanding of the subtleties of the discipline. He appropriated the family video camera and began to make films on his own.

He particularly liked underwater filming. After getting his scuba diving license at the age of 12, he would never leave for a holiday in warm destinations without his video camera and underwater housing. He made a number of films, included one called The Atomic Atoll, which he filmed in the Bikini Atoll. He had this posted on the Student Films site, having become an enthusiastic member of this filmmaker community.
You can see his films at the following links:

The Atomic Atoll

The Red Sea

The Kittens (short film, 2004)

I Wish, They Wish (short film, 2005)

Ralph first came to Prague Film School for the summer program in 2004, and again in 2005. He spent the happiest moments of his life studying cinema there and enjoying the companionship of like-minded film enthusiasts. He made two films there that became part of the dossier that he submitted to the ESEC film school in Paris. Ralph was accepted at ESEC and returned from a visit to the school, full of enthusiasm, two weeks before he was killed in a tragic accident in the Italian Swiss mountains. He had just turned 20.

After his death, we asked the many people who wished to do something in his memory to make a contribution to a fund to support young filmmakers. Thus, the Ralph N.J. Foundation was born. Its purpose is to help young people (aged 25 and under) who have demonstrated an interest in making a career in filmmaking to study at Prague Film School. We see this as a way to keep Ralph's memory alive while at the same time providing support to people whom Ralph would have liked to know.

Contributions to the Ralph N.J Foundation can be made at:
PostFinance (Swiss Post)
Account 17-673740-4
IBAN CH1309000000176737404
Account name Jongeneel C. V. and S. E., "Compte Ralph"

FUNDING REGULATIONS AND APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Ralph N.J. Scholarship covers up to 25% of tuition fees for all programs at Prague Film School. Candidates who do not expect to be able to find alternative sources of funding for the remaining costs should not apply.

Decisions regarding the Ralph N.J. Scholarship is taken by the Ralph N.J. Foundation.

Application Procedure:
Applicants for Ralph N.J. Scholarship submit two copies of their application, including examples of their film work; one copy is sent to Ralph N.J. Foundation (address listed below), the second copy is sent to Prague Film School. In addition to the standard application materials, scholarship applicants must include an essay justifying their financial need for the scholarship and explaining how they feel that their approach to cinema and filmmaking would help to support the Foundation's stated goal - to keep Ralph's memory alive.

The application deadline for scholarship assistance for summer 2016 programs and year 2016 - 2017 programs: December 1, 2015

No more applications can be accepted after this date.

Postal address for application materials:
Ralph NJ Foundation
3313 Stoneybrook
Champaign, IL 61822
USA

For more information, please send an email to: RalphNJ@googlemail.com