ADMISSIONS - STUDENT PROFILE
Prague Film School is open to applicants of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of merit and creative potential.
Production experience is not a requisite for getting admitted, but of course welcome. Students applying to Prague Film School come from a wide-spectrum of backgrounds, from the professional filmmaker to the initiate.
Applicant Categories at Prague Film School:
1) advanced filmmakers who may have already completed degree filmmaking programs back home and who have already made festival-level or professional film products;
2) theater actors, acting conservatory graduates without formal training or experience in acting for film;
3) intermediate applicants who have significant production experience as autodidacts or work in a film-related area but who have received little to no formal training.
4) applicants with a background in cinema theory, acting, media studies, journalism, humanities who have not yet had any production experience but who demonstrate a history of interest in film.
We welcome applications from motivated, independent and hardworking individuals. Students are in class 6-8 hours per day and are also busy with homework, shooting and writing scripts. During production periods, which constitute 20-30 days per semester, shooting may last up to 12-14 hours/daily. Studies are very intensive and demanding and require a high level of personal discipline.
Students are notified about acceptance within 10 - 21 days from the designated application deadline. Students applying from non European or North American countries are encouraged to apply at least 4 months prior to the start of their desired programs to ensure student visas are issued in time.
All application materials can be submitted via Internet. Applicants are advised, however, to check by telephone to make sure that application was received.
Students applying to semester or year programs are requested to respond to two essay questions on the application form and to provide a sample creative portfolio. Semester and year students are also encouraged to provide two letters of recommendation.