Prague Film Institute (PFI) is a studio-run film school with a unique history and highly personal environment. The Institute offers students professional filmmaking education from some of the industry's leading professionals through intense practical experience with professional film technologies.

Located near the world-famous Barrandov Studios, Prague, our school occupies a newly renovated contemporary building and utilizes its own post-production studio, equipment rental house and prop house, which is among the largest of its kind in Europe.

Apart from offering our students high quality education in filmmaking, we provide them opportunity of professional placement in big and small productions through our own unique database that connects them directly to production companies. In this way they have a chance to enter the film industry while they study and start gaining professional experience.


Our Filmmaking Programme is granted for the accreditation BTEC Higher National HNC/HND in Creative Media Industry (Pathway Film). BTEC Higher Nationals are internationally recognised Higher Education qualifications delivered to over 100,000 students a year in 60 countries worldwide. They are widely recognized both by the industry and higher education institutions. The qualification is equivalent to the first two years of a 3-year university degree.

The quality and creativity of PFI’s education is guaranteed by our team of experienced professionals and award-winning masterclass tutors.

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Prague Film Institute is based in a working film studio co-owned by the Three Brothers film production company. Our team has been involved in the production of a wide range of Hollywood movies and its quality was appreciated by movie stars such as Heath Ledger, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sean Connery.

With over 60 years of combined experience, our studios have taken part in the realization of over 85 narrative feature films, documentaries 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.

We've moved our school to new premises! Now you will have a chance to study every day in a professional environment, our premises are in the heart of the industry. We share a building with award-winning directors; with professional filming equipment at your reach, as well as postproduction facilities. We have prepared studios, workshops and classrooms for our students.


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Prague Film Institute cooperates closely with exclusive industrial partners, allowing us to offer excellence in our practical training through specialist workshops and access to top digital and cinematography technologies. Our students gain real experience while producing course projects of the highest quality.

We stand apart from other schools in that we encourage our students to build relationships with our partners, who are key players in the industry. We organize workshops directly at our partners' facilities where our students receive hands-on experience and access to top-class filming gear, including new cameras, grip technology, drones, fully equipped editing rooms and much more. We also provide unrivalled access to our pool of professional teaching talent, who are always at hand to help students realize their ideas.

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Prague film academy

Do you take interest in film and would you like to try studying film at a film school in Prague, the heart of Europe? Under the guidance of high-quality and experienced teachers at one of the best film schools? If the answer is yes, our Prague film academy called PFI is here right for you. The school is designed for international students who want to learn the craft of filmmaking at the best film school so that after graduation they can produce their own films. The school will provide you with training in many areas, enabling you to acquire skills in screenwriting, sound, camera, editing, directing, animation, production or postproduction. In the classes, emphasis is placed on all aspects of filmmaking so that you can gain comprehensive insight and knowledge.

Prague is a beautiful city with a long and rich history. Its beautiful environment is often used in film settings for its unique atmosphere. In conjunction with high-quality teachers, the film school in Prague will be a pleasant addition and enrichment to your studies. Our teaching team includes world-renowned filmmakers and prestigious film award winners. We are very particular about individual approach to students. We fully respect your wishes and requirements for specialization in your film studies.