the inside scoop

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Forty to fifty students accepted each year, from almost as many different cultures, from those working in industry to talented students and independent filmmakers; the PFS student body makes for an interesting bunch.

The courses are demanding. Core-courses; Screenwriting, Directing, Cinematography and Editing; structured hand-in-hand to go with production assignments. The first, shooting a silent film in the first week. Everyone takes part. The final edits screened, students get feedback from tutors, from everyone else, and see what others managed to do. Whatever your level, you get better quickly. Production workshops help train those with less professional experience to get up to speed with on-set protocol.

There are many interesting elective courses to choose from. It’s a balance; to take as many as you can while maintaining enough time to work on preproduction. Preparing for your own shoots while helping others with theirs; working on up to around twenty-five productions in a year, keeps you busy.

In-between all this time you’ll find the students in the school café; chugging coffee between classes, sipping it slowly while downloading music for their film, chatting, watching films and music videos, eating one of Lima’s delicious hot sandwiches. Outside in the courtyard; fellow smokers and much more of the same; chatting about the last shoot or the next party.

Almost everyone is in student arranged accommodation. There are many parties, especially after big productions. It’s a lot of mostly hard work at PFS. And at the end of every long day you’ll always find someone to go for a well-deserved beer at one of the many neighbouring bars, if that‘s just exactly what you‘re in the mood for.

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There’s a big nightlife scene; from late-night drinking haunts, jazz bars and clubs to quirky cinema retrospectives. There’s a lot going on, just ask Steve or Isaac; ex PFS students now working at the school; they always seem to know what happenings are going on about town.

Because of it’s relatively small size, in PFS everyone knows everyone. Its possible to be as friendly with the staff as the students. It there’s something you need, you’ll be able to find someone able and happy to help.

It’s possible to check out equipment in-between the shoots, for side-line projects outside of the curriculum. For instance, shooting on spec. commercials or music videos, or just to practice and get to know more about the equipment.

A few students have been able to strike up relationships with people working in the Czech film and television industry, getting paid work, while still studying.

In Prague, being on continental Europe, it’s possible to get to a lot of different countries easily and cheaply. Many people take advantage of this. To get out of the city for a bit, visit different countries, shoot on location in a different country or get landscape footage by train.

Everything just depends on how you choose to use your time.

Article provided by Michael Gordon, class 2007-2008

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

On 22nd of May Prague Film School 11nt time held the graduation ceremony of filmmaking students and announced the award winners:

- Best Screenwriter: Ran Li
- Best Director: Ran Li
- Best Cinematographer: Joaher Musavvir
- Best Editor: Dennis Naverskold
- Best Documentary: Juliette Bertoldo
- Best Actor/ Actress: Amanda Alm
- Audience Award: Grit Tind Mikkelsen
- 2nd year audience award - Yasemin Demirci/Adrian Axel

Congratulation to everyone! PFS is proud of you!

Copyright: Prague Film School & Vaiva Katinaityte Photography & Barush Maush
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On 22nd of May Prague Film School 11nt time held the graduation ceremony of filmmaking students and announced the award winners: - Best Screenwriter: Ran Li - Best Director: Ran Li - Best Cinematographer: Joaher Musavvir - Best Editor: Dennis Naverskold - Best Documentary: Juliette Bertoldo - Best Actor/ Actress: Amanda Alm - Audience Award: Grit Tind Mikkelsen - 2nd year audience award - Yasemin Demirci/Adrian Axel Congratulation to everyone! PFS is proud of you! Copyright: Prague Film School & @[207727449387732:274:Vaiva Katinaityte Photography] & @[729776763745766:274:Barush Maush]

On 22nd of May Prague Film School 11nt time held the graduation ceremony of filmmaking students and announced the award winners: 

- Best Screenwriter: Ran Li
- Best Director: Ran Li
- Best Cinematographer: Joaher Musavvir
- Best Editor: Dennis Naverskold
- Best Documentary: Juliette Bertoldo
- Best Actor/ Actress: Amanda Alm
- Audience Award: Grit Tind Mikkelsen
- 2nd year audience award - Yasemin Demirci/Adrian Axel 

Congratulation to everyone! PFS is proud of you! 

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

2nd year's final project screening at KOMORNÍ KINO EVALD ... See moreSee less

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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
seats limited
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Irina Enevska, Edoardo Herroz and 13 others like this

Prague Film Schoolsomehow it's a picture from your shoot dear :)3 days ago
Lauri SaksaGreat poster!6 days ago   ·  1
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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!

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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  :)

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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: 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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