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

CONGRATULATIONS TO PFS STUDENTS


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



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 2016

June / July / August 2016

CASTING CALL

Dear all,

for our August Summer Workshop students we are organising a casting session on Tuesday the 4th of August at 7.15 PM at Prague Film School, Pstrossova 19, Prague.
The short films will be shot in the week between the 7th and 15th of August. We are seeking English speaking actors only.

If you are interested to come, please sign up by sending an email to katerina.horska@filmstudies.cz. In return you will get a short script to which you gonna perform at the audition and closer information.

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Congratulations to Mohamed Ben Karim Abdelwadoud , our former student, whose film الزيارة - The Visit is celebrating great succes! At the Tenerife Film Festival The Visit won three awards: best editing, best lead actor and best supporting actor.

We our very proud of you Karim!
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مخرج فيلم الزيارة محمد كريم بعد تسلمه الجائزة الثالثة في مهرجان تينيريف الدولي

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Dear friends of PFS,

we have the pleasure to invite you for the Prague premiere of Double-O, a film shot by our former student Igor Pecenjev.

The screening will take place at Prague Film School on Friday the 10th of July at 20.07.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4ISsux8VGM

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It is my pleasure to invite you and your students to see the first ever English language production from JARA CIMRMAN, the "literary giant of the Czech stage". It's is an amazing opportunity for your students to be introduced to Czech culture, humor and history, all while laughing for two hours straight!

The show, THE STAND-IN (Zaskok), performed by professional, native English-speaking actors, is produced by the same company that produces the iconic Czech versions and has the blessing of Zdenek Sverak himself!

THE STAND-IN is not only a great translation of the original, but it is also played in the original theatre (Zizkovske Divadlo Jary Cimrmana), using the original sets, props and costume design. The experience of being in the theatre as close to the original production as possible ... without needing to speak Czech! This distinctly Czech humor has been out of reach for all but the most fluent of foreigners. Until now!

Cimrman, a fictional character created by Sverak and Ladislav Smoljak, was voted the most important Czech in history in a poll by Czech TV in 2005. His work defines the Czech character and humor. He is a cultural touchstone much the same way Monty Python is for English speakers. And it's just as funny!

We are bringing The Stand-In to the stage for 2 performances left in June:
June 25 and 26 all at 19:00.

Tickets for this one-of-a-kind experience can be ordered through the theater box office online at www.zdjc.cz or in person:

Zizkovske Divadlo Jary Cimrmana
Štítného 5, Prague 3 (take tram #5, 9 or 26 to Husinecká)

More information about the show on our facebook page!

www.facebook.com/CimrmanEnglishStudio
www.zdjc.cz/
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Last week Prague Film School hosted a casting session for first of our Summer Program students. After they had chosen for their actors, they're all busy with filming their projects, stay tuned for behind the scene pictures!

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Last week @[461985807151805:274:Prague Film School] hosted a casting session for first of our Summer Program students. After they had chosen for their actors, they're all busy with filming their projects, stay tuned for behind the scene pictures! copyright @[729776763745766:274:Barush Maush] for @[461985807151805:274:Prague Film School] 2015

Last week @[461985807151805:274:Prague Film School] hosted a casting session for first of our Summer Program students. After they had chosen for their actors, they're all busy with filming their projects, stay tuned for behind the scene pictures!

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

Did you know that there is something called ''Blind football''?

Come to see some interessting films on the 12th of June to Radlicka Kulturni Sportovna, there is a whole documentary festival about this topic!

Kicking + Screening Football Film Festival Prague 2015

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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 & 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]

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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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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  :)

Copyright @[729776763745766:274:Barush Maush] for @[461985807151805:274: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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