Hands-on film school in Prague

Film school in Prague founded by filmmakers

Passion meets practice at Prague Film Institute, where we shape tomorrow’s film industry leaders. Founded by professional filmmakers nearly 30 years ago, we evolved into a dynamic, practice-oriented film and acting school committed to hands-on learning and industry partnerships.


We are a school for hands-on learners. Gain real-world experience through industry partnerships, practical workshops, masterclasses, and excursions.

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Founded by professional filmmakers nearly 30 years ago, we grew from a collaboration with the Erasmus+ program into a practice-oriented film and acting school.

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In 2019 we joined the Pearson Institute through their career-focused undergraduate qualifications, BTEC Higher Nationals.

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Apply your knowledge on a real, professional crew in an internship. Work on big-budget films, commercials, documentaries, and more.

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Our school is special because...

Mastering Cinematic Crafts

We are the only school in middle Europe that offers specialised modules that are in high demand and essential in current filmmaking industry. 

Drone Cinematography

Drone operation lessons are included in our courses. Seize the opportunity to learn drone cinematic techniques, get a drone pilot licence and shoot breathtaking aerial footage for your showreel.

Underwater Camera

We will introduce you the world of professional underwater cinematography. You will get OWD diving certificate, learn underwater camera and shoot a breathtaking footage.

Action Scene Shooting

Learn from the best how to direct and shoot both action and fighting scenes. Master efficient stuntmen coordination. The teacher of this module is president of Czech Stunt and Fighters Association. 

Real stories, Real experiences


  • I went from not really knowing anything about the practicalities of film making to shooting my first short film. Knowledgable and enthusiastic teachers, friendly and supportive vibe. Recommended.

    Guy (United Kingdom)
    8 Weeks Course
  • I much commend the school for their level of professionalism and excellence. It was such a conducive environment for learning and we had the best of teachers who were truly passionate about impacting knowledge. Many thanks to the Prague Film Institute for making me a better filmmaker.

    Bukola (Nigeria)
    8 Weeks Course
  • I gained so much knowledge and experience from this film school. They gave me so much opportunity to meet great filmmakers. Amazing teachers and mentors with a ton of experience in the industry. Definitely worth investing to this school, if you want to be a filmmaker.

    Farrel (India)
    1 Year Course
  • The year that I spent at Prague Film Institute has undoubtedly been the best year of my life. It pushed me to my limits creatively and it’s brought my closest friends, and taught me so many things. It reinforced the knowledge that this IS the path I should be taking.

    Fathima (India)
    1 Year Course
  • Thanks to Prague Film Institute I was a production assistant on a film with oscar-winner Michael Caine. Now, with this credit, I can set myself apart in this competitive environment.

    Veronica (Poland)
    Internship program
  • Hands-on experience, very dedicated and talented people…you study from the best in the industry. The school is all about going out to the field and working with the professionals and it is their rooted belief that it is the best way to learn. And I agreed with them 🙂

    Saketh (India)
    1 Year Course


Prague Film Institute cooperates closely with a film production company Three Brothers and other industry partners. This is why the school’s team supported productions of famous Hollywood movies shot in the Czech Republic. 



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