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 fully renovated 13th century building, and utilizes its own on-site professional film studio and prop house, which is among the largest of its kind in Europe.
Viktor Kristof, Co-Founder
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.
Our school is located in a renovated 16th century historical building, which we fondly call ‘The Castle’. The courtyard villa layout encompasses a total area of 7000 m2 and has been completely renewed and customized for filming.We have prepared 26 studios, workshops and classrooms for our students.
For more details about our studio premises, see the interactive map with pictures from professional film shoots that took place in each section of the building.
STUDIOS AND POST-PRODUCTION
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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.
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.