Each year, Prague Film School welcomes visiting guest speakers from around the globe. We are grateful for the filmmakers, actors and artists who have visited our school to speak with our students, share their expertise and inspire with their war stories. Below is a sample of just a few:

Taika Waititi


New Zealand filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor; Academy Award Winner for Best Adapted Screenplay for Jojo Rabbit; directed many other excellent films, Boy, Eagle vs. Shark, Hunt for Wilderpeople, Thor: Ragnarok.

Rosamund Pike


Oscar-nominated British actress; multiple awards; outstanding performance on a number of films: Gone Girl, A United Kingdom, A Private War, The Libertine, An Education, Made in Dagenham, Berney's Version, not to mention James Bond: Die Another Day

Leila Hatami


Iranian Actress; Leading role in A Separation, which received an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film; Silver Bear Award for Best Actress at Berlin Film Festival. Jury member at the Cannes Film Festival.

Tom Cruise


Multiple scenes from Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol were shot in Prague. The scene of the escape from the hospital in Moscow was shot at the square by PFS, between the main building and the studios. Our students were given a personal tour of the set and a meet and greet session with Tom Cruise and director Brad Bird.

Jiri Menzel

Director / Actor / Screenwriter. Czech New Wave.
Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Golden Bear, Berlin Film Festival

Herbert Lom

Czech-British actor; The Ladykillers, The Pink Panther, among many other memorable performances.

Gene Deitch

Oscar-nominated animator / illustrator. Among many projects, worked on Popeye and Tom & Jerry series.

Karoly Makk


Hungarian director and screenwriter. Multiple nominations for Palme d'Or, Cannes.


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