Requirements and Documents

Application 1 Year Advanced Filmmaking

What is needed


We evaluate applicants for the 1 Year Advanced Filmmaking Program holistically. In addition to your showreel and CV, we also request a Letter of Motivation and one Recommendation Letter from a previous tutor, mentor, or filmmaking colleague. Finally, we invite you for an interview to better understand your previous experience in film and your goals as a filmmaker. 

You can choose your specialisation in the online application form.

Advanced 1 Year Filmmaking

Specialization: Directing, Camera, Production, Post-production, Scriptwriting, Documentary

Dates and Tuition: see Price List


Age: 18 Years

If you meet all requirements except age, please contact us. You may be eligible for an exception. 

English: Communicative Level

Applicants who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, should demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to the levels identified below:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • PTE51
  • IELTS 5.5 (Reading and Writing must be at 5.5)
  • or equivalent

If you are unable to demonstrate the capability in English with such a certificate, Prague Film Institute reserves the right not to enroll the applicant until he/she successfully passes our English language test.

Scan of Passport

For non-EU applicants national identity card will be also accepted.

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Your CV should include your name and contact details, list of your work and/or your film shooting experience, your education and qualifications, and your key skills.

Example of Creative Work

Ideally this will be a 2-3 minute showreel: a compilation of your work as a cinematographer, director, and/or editor. At minimum, we must see at least 1 short film created by you. 

If your specialization is scriptwriting or documentary, we would like to read one script you have written (5-20 pages) or a short documentary you have made, respectively. 

Motivation Letter

1-2 standard pages (250-500 words) about why you want to study film and why at our school specifically.

Recommendation Letter

A letter of recommendation from a previous tutor, mentor, or filmmaking colleague. 

Online - Interview

Once you submit all requirements we will get in touch with you to set up a short video call. We will ask you about your experience with filmmaking and your career ambitions. 



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