ART & CRAFT OF FILMMAKING
Prague Film School filmmaking programs provide foundation training and specialization studies in the areas of screenwriting, directing, cinematography, and post-production. Combing lectures and practical work in the classroom with an intensive production load outside of class, PFS inculcates the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to make quality films.
Fall Semester Program 2021
September 3 – December 18, 2021
The semester programs are identical to the first semester of the year program (and in the case of the fall semester program, is the first semester of the year program). Students follow an intensive curriculum in screenwriting, directing, cinematography, editing and sound while completing a substantial amount of production work.
YEAR Program, 2021 - 2022: Sept. 3, 2021 - May 21, 2022
The one-year filmmaking program is the most popular and competitive one and offers foundation training in screenwriting, directing, cinematography, editing and sound and the option to specialize during the second term. The program is designed to bring the participant to a level of professional competence upon course completion.
SECOND YEAR Program, 2021- 2022:
September 3, 2021 - May 21, 2022
PFS Year program graduates and advanced filmmakers from other film schools can apply for the second year program which is aimed at deepening craft skills through the addition of one year course and practical work to the standard year program. The second year course trains participants for the production of longer format projects and introduces more advanced technologies year two of the curriculum (RED Epic and Arri Alexa), with specialization in directing or cinematography. The second year course also introduces new instructors and is driven by master class workshops with visiting award-winning filmmakers.
Summer Workshops, 2021: July / August
Covering screenwriting, directing, camera, editing and sound, the four-week workshops take each participant from screenplay concept to a finished short film. Each filmmaker has the opportunity to write, shoot, direct and edit his or her film. The filmmaking workshops are recommended both for beginner and advanced filmmakers who want to improve their skills and shoot a film.