About Our School

We are PFI, the Prague Film Institute - a top film school with a unique history and family-like atmosphere. While studying at PFI, students have created a number of exceptional student films and cooperated on many professional film projects.

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Film Studios

Our Institute resides in Prague in an actual working film studio and is co-owned by Three Brothers Film Production Company. The school premises are a renovated 16th-century courtyard villa with a 7000 m2 exterior studio, which has been completely renewed and customized for filming.

During your studies, you will have access to 26 on-site studios, a large greenscreen studio for special effects and a prop house that belongs to the largest of its kind in Europe (specializing in historical furniture, costumes, weapons, and armor). We also have very useful dining and catering facilities, wardrobe with laundry service, make-up and dressing rooms, plus quiet rooms for undisturbed production work with your team.

Professional Experience

Our collective has been involved in the production of a wide range of World and Hollywood movies. Our quality has been appreciated, among others, by stars such as Heath Ledger, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sean Connery.

Examples of movies we cooperated on include: Dungeons and Dragons, Joan of Arc, Dune, Nomad, Knight´s Tale, Avalon, Blade II, The Children of Dune, League of Extraordinary Gentleman, Van Helsing, Hellboy, Doom 3, Narnia - Prince Caspian, Die Papstin, Henry IV, Anonymous, Borgias, Black Death, Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, The Three Musketeers and many more.

Our Guarantee of Practical Learning - It’s Real!

The school’s general partner, Three Brothers Film Production Company, acts as a guarantor of our study programs’ quality and practical effectiveness. Three actual brothers founded this company in 1991, and these studios have stood behind the realization of over 85 feature films, documentary films and docudramas for both domestic and international companies such as the BBC, History and The Discovery Channel, Czech Television, Barrandov, ZDF, ARD, ARTE and Gruppe 5. To this day, the company remains an important and integral part of the film and TV industry both in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Why Study at PFI?

Here are seven reasons why students choose to study at the Prague Film Institute.

Action scenes

Thanks to our close cooperation with the Czech Stunt Fighting Association, PFI is the only filmmaking school where the ability to shoot action scenes is a basic component of study. We will teach you how to shoot real action scenes in practice, not just in theory.

Free equipment

Our filmmaking programs give you access to industry standard equipment and facilities, including fully-equipped editing rooms, a green screen studio, top end cameras, grips, drones, base, mobile equipment and much more.

FAMU Prague tutors

The quality and creativity of our education are guaranteed by our experienced fame Prague tutors and awarded professionals.

Industry networking

Make the best student films out there with teams experienced in the production of Hollywood movies. Unlike other film schools, we encourage our students to build relations with our industry-leading partners.

Tailored studies

Experience an individualized study approach through extensive one-to-one time with your tutor within a family-like environment in our Prague Film Institute premises.

Affordable

Our fees are lower than Prague FAMU tuition. Affordable prices and real industry experience with world-famous Czech production make us one of the best schools for film in Europe. We deliver real industry value for the money.

Study in English

Looking for an English school in Prague? All programs are delivered exclusively in English - international students are welcome.

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Courses

Prague Film Insitute

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Key Facts 10 Months (each year): optional length 1 - 2 years 30 Hours/weekly practical classes + weekend shoots €13890 1-year fee: affordable tuition 25 hours/weekly work on own film project: average time, may go up to 40 hours Filmmaking - College

If you are interested in filmmaking, you probably already have an idea of what it entails. It, of course, includes directing and production, but also the camera, sound, lighting, and the whole scene, along with ensuring the necessary effects, stuntmen, and post-production. Filmmaking at the Prague film academy will guide you through the entire filmmaking process.

We will show you what needs to be done before the production phase begins. We will teach you to analyze and write screenplays. The preparation of budgets and plans which you will never be able to do without is, of course, an integral part of the curriculum. And because the best way to learn is through practice, we will give you an opportunity to try out everything with us. Over 60% of the study are practical demonstrations and exercises. And as we want to keep up with the current trends and to provide you with up-to-date training, you will be taught only by the best instructors and filmmakers. Prague Film Institute ranks among the best film production universities.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague 5
September 2019
English
Full-time
10 - 24 months
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Prague Film Insitute

The Post-production program will introduce you to the complete workflow of any commercial or feature film. During both semesters, you will learn not only the practical sk ... [+]

Key Facts 10 Months (each year): optional length 1 - 2 years 30 Hours/weekly practical classes + weekend shoots €12890 1-year fee: affordable tuition 25 hours/weekly work on own film project: average time, may go up to 40 hours Program Description

The Post-production program will introduce you to the complete workflow of any commercial or feature film. During both semesters, you will learn not only the practical skills of post-production, but also how to implement these techniques effectively in order to build a story. To reflect this, the semesters are constructed as follows:

Year 1: Post-production basics. What kind of work-flows, editing, coloring, and VFX software is being used today? Lessons improve students’ skill set in the most common practices.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague 5
September 2019
English
Full-time
10 - 24 months
Campus
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Summer courses

Prague Film Insitute

Prague Film Institute offers summer courses every year. They are shorter courses during which our teachers give you the very fundamentals from the world of film: screenwr ... [+]

Prague Film Institute offers summer courses every year. They are shorter courses during which our teachers give you the very fundamentals from the world of film: screenwriting, cinematography, editing and computer game design. Choose a topic that is closest to your heart and that interests you the most. Upgrade your education during your holidays and take advantage of the Prague Film Institute summer courses. Get inspired by experienced lecturers and learn practical skills from the best filmmakers.

Have you traveled abroad and done nothing for too long? Come take part in our Prague Film Institute summer courses. Start your career in directing, production or animation. Get inspired by world-renowned filmmakers. Every year we prepare specialized courses for you during the summer where you can improve your knowledge in a particular area. Whether it is theme, screenwriting, camera, editing or directing, there is something for everyone at our film school.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague 5
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English
Full-time
8 weeks
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Prague Film Institute, Hlubočepská 35/4
152 00 Prague 5, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic