Professional filmmaking equipment and easy access to it are important components of the Prague Film School experience. Mastering the technical craft of filmmaking requires regular practice with camera, lights and sound gear. The school possesses professional-level equipment adequate for most shooting situations and in numbers more than sufficient to cater to all students in the program. The equipment can be checked out by any student any time.


CAMERA EQUIPMENT: RED Epic Dragon, Arri Alexa, Arri SRIII, RED MX, Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro, Blackmagic Pocket, Sony 4K XDCam. Carl Zeiss super 35 mm and super 16 mm format cinema lenses, CP2 lenses and Nikon full frame primes. Tiffen and Haida filters. Sachtler and Manfrotto video tripods. Dollies, GFM mini jib, camera sliders, Steady Cam, handheld rigs.

LIGHTS: Lighting kits include Dedolights (100W 12V), Dedolight HMIs (400/575W), Quarzbeams (800W 220V), Desisti / Arri Fresnels (650W 220V), Kinoflo softlights (daylight/tungsten, 2-4 tubes, 220V), Arri HMIs (575W, 1200W, 1200W PAR, 2500W, 4000W), flags, scrims, color correction and effect gels, and other equipment.

SOUND: For sound production, students work with Sennheiser directional, shotgun, omni or wireless microphones, Premix 6 or sound devices portable mixers, Fostex and Marantz solid state disc recorders.


POST-PRODUCTION facilities offers 40 editing stations with the latest film industry version of Avid Media Composer. The school also has DaVinci Resolve color correction software and grading facilities and students taking animation and post-production fx courses can use Adobe AfterEffects and other animation software.

STUDIOS The school has a shooting studio with interior set, a green screen studio and a recording booth equipped with Pro Tools for dubbing and sound effects.

FILM LIBRARY Students have access to over 2,000 films from Czech, European and World cinema and a collection of technical and pedagogical literature in the fields of directing, acting, screenwriting, cinematography, documentary, lighting and filmmaking in general.


SCHOOL LOUNGE The school has a lounge serving as a refuge and meeting point for faculty, staff and students alike.

SCHOOL BUILDING The building, a UNESCO heritage site dating back to the 11th century and reconstructed in the nineties, provides an interesting backdrop to the otherwise very up-to-date xeon processors and digital technology humming away at the school. Beautifully reconstructed, the sedate, atmospheric building is an ideal location for concentrated study or work. The school is located in one of the oldest parts of old-world Prague, smack in the center of the historic city.



The school’s production office has developed a substantial network of institutional, private and other contacts in order to help students with arranging locations, actors, costumes, props and solving other problems.

LOCATIONS: the school helps students with securing permissions from Prague municipal offices, companies and organizations and providing production access to such venues as Czech Railways, the Prague Airport, the Prague Metro, hospitals, museums, galleries and more.


ACTORS: The first stop for filmmakers seeking actors is of course the Acting for Film program within the school. Students in the acting program come to Prague Film School already with substantial theater training. Should students be unable to find whom they need among the acting students, however, Prague Film School has its own database of 300 semi-professional actors: children, adults and seniors. For special roles, the school has agreements with local casting agencies that can organize individual castings for student films.


COSTUMES & PROPS:: Prague Film School partners with Barandov Film Studios costume department and students receive substantial discounts when using Barandov's services. The costume department offers a resource of 240,000 costumes and 60,000 props - its collection is among the largest in Europe. It is a great source of inspiration for set designers, art directors and our students.


Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, 2020
Engin Erden's short film "Octopus" accepted into Official Selection

Miami Film Festival 2020
Congratulations to Aeden O'Connor Agurcia for winning the Audience Award at the 37th Miami Film Festival with his feature debut "90 Minutes."

Sarajevo Film Festival 2019
Demet Derelioğlu Aran's short, The Night Before, co-produced by alumni Steve Reverand and Martin Raiman's The Lab, is selected for the 2019 edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival.

Tribeca Film Festival 2019
Three Prague Film School students have their features in the Official Selection at Tribeca: Ani Simone Kennedy, Caitlin Burke and Emily Cohn. Congratulations to Ani Simone Kennedy for receiving the Special jury mention for “The Short History of the Long Road.”

Cannes 2016
Simon Vahlne gets latest film Fight on a Swedish Beach in the Official Selection of Cannes Festival 2016 Short Film Competition

Venice Film Festival - Biennale de Venezia 2016
Giovanni Fumu's latest film accepted for the Official Selection of Biennale de Venezia 2016 Film Competition

Beijing Independent Film Festival 2016
Ran Li wins "Best Fiction Film Prize" at the prestigious Beijing Independent Film Festival with her graduation film Lucie

Locarno 2015
Raam Reddy (2012) - director - and Doron Tempert (2012) - DOP - win both Best Feature Film and Best Debut Feature at Locarno Film Festival 2015 for Thithi, now available on Netflix worldwide.

Cannes 2015
Ziya Demirel (2011 - 2012) gets latest film Tuesday in the Official Selection of Cannes Festival 2015 Short Film Competition

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


June / July / August 2020