Prague Film School

Introduction

Prague Film School is one of Europe’s leading schools providing practical training in the core disciplines of filmmaking. The school's accelerated programs, its international faculty, and world-class facilities draw students from all over the globe bent on converting a long-held passion for film into a lifetime profession

WHY STUDY AT PRAGUE FILM SCHOOL?

Praxis-oriented: One would be hard-pressed to find a program that provides as much practical exposure to filmmaking. More than 400 films are shot per year at Prague Film School and students in the year program participate in as many as 30 productions. The operating principle of Prague Film School is training, and we believe as with instruments or with languages, the only way to develop fluency is to practice. High-end facilities: Prague Film School is well-stocked with the latest cutting-edge equipment used in professional film productions throughout the world. Students have immediate access to the school's fleet of cameras, including RED, Arri, Canon and Sony high definition cameras, in addition to high-end lighting, sound, and grip.

Intensive: The type of student who chooses Prague Film School comes to us because he or she has essentially only one year in terms of time or financial resources to cross from where he or she is in life at the moment into the world of professional filmmaking. We then have only one year to bring these students to a level of competence where they can operate professionally. As such the program is highly squeezed.

Faculty-student relations: Core faculty is brought in from around the world. While all teachers are accomplished professional filmmakers, their primary purpose in Prague is to teach students at Prague Film School. The dynamics are then what you find at exclusive boarding schools and small colleges in the U.S., where the teachers are highly devoted to their students and accessible. Faculty also embody the school’s ideology of integrating European art-house with American independent cinemas.

The diversity of student body: In a student body of 60 students, 25-30 countries are represented. Nearly every other student is from a different part of the world, but there’s a sub-cultural glue binding them together. Students live and breathe film together.

Liberalism: Most students at our school have completed undergraduate studies and see their time at film school as a cherished chance to wed their deep interests with a vocation. As such, the administration treats all students as responsible adults and trusts students to take full responsibility for their studies. The school does not interfere with students’ artistic choices.

Prague: Prague is one of those very rare cities that manages to combine cosmopolitanism with intimacy and beauty. Its magic is apparent to just about anyone fortunate enough to spend some time here. Prague is a major European film center with one of the continent’s largest and oldest film studios. The city is regarded as the world's most beautiful capitals and productions come from all over the globe to capitalize on the city's beauty and film resources. For a film student, Prague is a dream city, providing a setting for virtually any type of film, a charismatic metropolitan buzz for inspiration and affordability still unique in the developed world.

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Filmmaking - Year Program

Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2019 Czech Republic Prague

Prague Film School is one of Europe’s leading schools providing practical training in the core disciplines of filmmaking. The school's accelerated programs, its international faculty, and world-class facilities draw students from all over the globe bent on converting a long-held passion for film into a lifetime profession.

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YEAR PROGRAM: September 6, 2019 - May 23, 2020

Films made in the course of the year program reflect a gradual progression from the basics of filmmaking to the successful completion of a well-crafted film. Each stage of the process is developed under the supervision of the faculty whose courses cover theoretical and technical topics aimed at deepening knowledge and honing technical skills.

The year program is divided into two semesters. First semester, each student completes foundation courses in screenwriting, directing, cinematography and editing. Students also enroll in two elective courses while receiving additional training in sound, lighting, camera movement and grip.

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Acting for film - Year program

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Czech Republic Prague

Prague Film School offers a conservatory Acting for Film program. Students rigorously train in on-camera acting, voice, movement, acting theory and the business of acting. While some 90% of actors experience theater training, 90% of work for actors is in filmed media. To be successful in this highly competitive field, knowledge of techniques specific to film is essential for today’s actor. [+]

Spring Semester 2019: Jan. 11 - May 25, 2019

Year Program: September 6, 2019 - May 23, 2020

CAREER MOVE

The majority of students enroll in the acting for film program to launch their career in film acting. Indeed the faculty at Prague Film School provide invaluable expertise and access to the Industry: Ivan Shvedoff, professor of film acting, brings his experience and contacts from over 70 films, including major roles in such films as Mission Impossible, the Bourne Supremacy, Enemy at the Gates, to name a few (he was Matt Damon’s dialogue coach on Bourne Identity). Daniel Brown, with both academic degrees and teaching experience at Cambridge University, has performed alongside such major stars as Johnny Depp, Bruce Willis, Peter O’Toole and Ben Kingsley. Amy Huck, Acting for Film Chief Coordinator and instructor, is a prolific presence in national and international big-budget productions.... [-]


Documentary - Year program

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Czech Republic Prague

The PFS Documentary Film Program creates professional documentary filmmakers both technically skilled in the crafts of camera, lighting, sound, and editing, and trained in the art of truthful storytelling.

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Year Program: September 6, 2019 - May 23, 2020

FIRST SEMESTER - DOCUMENTARY

In the first-semester Documentary Production course, students complete numerous shooting assignments designed to develop critical skills in documentary film language, camera technique and editing. Lectures, demonstrations, screenings, and analytical exercises provide the foundation for the fieldwork.

Topics covered include:

- Documentary camera

- Documentary editing

- Documentary writing

- Sound and sound design

- Lighting

- Camera movement

- Interviewing techniques

- Documentary themes and genres

- Research

- Documentary ethics

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Filmmaking - Summer workshops

Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2019 Czech Republic Prague

Covering screenwriting, directing, camera, editing, and sound, the four-week summer workshops at Prague Film School are designed to lead the student from story idea to finished short film. Each student writes, shoots, directs and edits his or her own film.

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SUMMER 2019

Dates:

June Filmmaking Workshop:June 2 - June 29July Filmmaking Workshop: June 30 – July 27August Filmmaking Workshop: July 28 - August 24

Each participant shoots his or her own film.

Covering screenwriting, directing, camera, editing, and sound, the four-week summer workshops at Prague Film School are designed to lead the student from story idea to finished short film.

The first two weeks of the program are classroom-based – introducing the fundamentals of directing, screenwriting, editing, cinematography, and sound while also prepping students for their end-of- workshop short film. Each student writes and directs his or her own short while also working on other student productions in various crew capacities.... [-]


Filmmaking - Semester program

Campus Full time 1 semester January 2019 Czech Republic Prague

The semester program at Prague Film School is a highly-intensive, hands-on course with a steep learning curve. The objective of the program is to instruct concrete craft skills through substantial production and coursework. By the program's end, students will have developed a certain fluency in both the technical aspects of filmmaking and in film language in general.

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Spring Semester 2019: Jan. 11 - May 11, 2019

The semester program at Prague Film School is a highly-intensive, praxis-oriented course with a steep learning curve. The objective of the program is to instruct concrete craft skills through substantial production and course work. By the program's end, students will have developed a certain fluency in both the technical aspects of filmmaking and in film language in general.

Semester Program Review

Students enrolled in the semester program are required to follow courses in each of the core modules of screenwriting, editing, cinematography and directing. Students attend classes in sound, camera-related workshops and two elective courses from a menu of courses listed below. Within the first semester, each student directs four film productions while working on an additional 16 - 20 film sets.... [-]


Filmmaking - Second year program

Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2019 Czech Republic Prague

The second-year program aims to refine and broaden filmmaking skills through master classes and full-time work on professional film sets. The second-year program is also oriented towards training talented students for the production of more substantial

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September 6, 2019 - May 23, 2020

The second-year program aims to refine and broaden filmmaking skills through master classes and full-time work on film sets. The second-year program is also oriented towards training talented students for the production of longer format projects using more advanced technologies (Arri Alexa, RED Epic).

The first semester of the second year program is driven by master class workshops with visiting filmmakers, coursework, consultations and film projects. The semester also incorporates preproduction and preparation for the films which will be shot and edited the second semester.

Visiting filmmakers will lead 3-day to 3-week practical workshops covering directing the drama, working with actors, shooting mood and atmosphere, art direction, visualization, script analysis, managing the production process, casting, rehearsals and more.... [-]


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Contact

Address Prague Film School Pstrossova 19
110 00 Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
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