A once in a lifetime opportunity

We are on the look-out for the next generation of visionary storytellers, and this is your chance to be seen. Grab your cameras, smartphones, or whatever device you have, and bring your unique perspective to life. Whether you’re a seasoned filmmaker or a first-time creator, this competition is your golden ticket to a life-changing year at the prestigious Prague Film Institute.

The prize

What could you win?

The opportunity of a lifetime to make your dreams a reality! The winner of our contest will be granted the Prague Film Institute Work-Study Award: the chance to learn from masters in the craft of filmmaking tuition-free and meanwhile get important job training with our team of professionals in Marketing, IT, equipment rental, and more.

What is the Prague Film Institute Work-Study Award?

Each year Prague Film Institute grants one exceptionally talented and motivated student to study tuition-free at our school in exchange for their support with marketing and operations tasks. The recipient of this award should have strong time-management skills to balance their academic responsibilities, practical shootings, and job tasks. Marketing and operations tasks are assigned according to the students’ strengths and interests (we want you to enjoy the work you do!). Tasks average to 5-10 hours per week.


Unfortunately the contest for the 2024-2025 academic year is now closed. 

The contest for the 2025-2026 academic year will open soon. 

What is needed

How can I enter the contest?

Candidates of the Work-Study Award Video Contest must complete three steps:

The video on your social media profile

Prove your creativity by making a short film for entry, which meets the criteria below.

    • 1-2 minutes in length 
    • All participants are clearly stated with their roles in the end credits

Then, share your amazing video with your audience! You must post the video on your Instagram and/or Facebook profiles and tag @praguefilminstitute (IG) / @Prague Film Institute (FB). 

Finally, please share your video on your story and tag us again!

The application

Complete an online application form, including your portfolio and CV. 

Application for Work Study Award Contest

The complete list of rules for participation can be found here

The interview

Candidates are considered holistically; we want to learn about YOU and your ambitions in an interview! Interviews with shortlisted candidates will be scheduled after your video and application are reviewed. If your materials are approved through the first round, our admissions representative will contact you for an interview within 2 weeks of receiving your application. 



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