Filmmaking - Summer workshops

Prague Film School

Program Description

Filmmaking - Summer workshops

Prague Film School


  • June Filmmaking Workshop: May 31– June 27
  • July Filmmaking Workshop: June 28 – July 25
  • August Filmmaking Workshop: July 26 - August 22

Each participant shoots his or her own film.

Covering screenwriting, directing, camera, editing and sound, the four-week summer workshops at Prague Film School are designed to lead the student from story idea to finished short film. Each student has the opportunity to write, shoot, direct and edit his or her film. The first two weeks are classroom and studio-based; screenwriting, directing, camera and editing are covered. The remaining part of the program is devoted towards production and post production of student films. Each workshop culminates with a show-case student film festival held in a local cinema and open to the public.

Tuition Fees: 2,660 EUR


for Spring 2015 programs:

December 8, 2014

for Year and Fall Semester programs:

Early-Action Application Deadline: December 8, 2014

Final Application Deadline: February 23, 2015


1) Screenwriting

A Confucian maxim holds that rotten wood can't be carved. It’s the same with screenplays - the best directing and the best actors cannot salvage a poor script. Screenwriting classes will teach the most important aspects of dramatic writing in the context of film. Organized around writing assignments, classroom critique and screenings, the sessions will concentrate on such elements as story concept, character, storytelling, format and more.

2) Directing

While a quality screenplay provides the basis for a good film, it does not guarantee one. Directing is the art of translating a script to screen. Knowing how to work with actors, work from a storyboard, and breakdown a scene is essential to film production. Here students will receive instruction in directing short narratives, student-produced and other. Classes incorporate hands-on shooting and lecture/screening sessions.

3) Cinematography

Students will be instructed in the aesthetics and techniques of the cinematographer’s craft. Principles of continuity, shot sequencing, and technical aspects related to cinematography are taught. The intensive studio classes also cover composition, lighting, camera controls and more. Students will use SONY HDV cameras cameras.

4) Editing

This part of the program covers the aesthetic and technical aspects of editing. Understanding storytelling techniques and the basics of dramaturgy is necessary in furthering the creative vision of the director. Technical skills will be taught using Avid editing tools: students will learn to organize source footage, edit sync and non-sync material, trim sequences, edit audio, add effects, titles and more.

5) Sound Design Workshop

The sound design workshop will teach the students to plan, record and edit sound in their films.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated June 6, 2016
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Czech Republic Prague
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