First of all, I think it’s very important to point out that my commentary is subjective and is based on the personal experience.
Compared to FAMU, Prague Film School is relatively young school. Film program is shaped according to student’s experience in filmmaking. Learning by doing is a very fundamental in school’s approach of teaching, which to me was very beneficial. The strength lies in school’s ability to adapt and change according to student’s needs. I give you an example. During my batch we didn’t receive enough satisfying knowledge about sound engineering, so consequently PFS incorporated a new course that deals with subject of sound on set and in post production. It is admirable that school is willing to listen to students’ commentaries and striving to find a solution.
School possesses equipment both basic and advanced, for seamless transition from amateur to professional. You’ll get more than enough toys to play with. There’s a possibility to shoot on film but you have to inform the school staff about it, so that they can help you with developing films, shipping etc.
I really want to give cred to school’s administration. They were exceptional and extremely helpful during the year with solving any practical issues like finding a location, getting necessary props and just being there for you. Most of the teachers were wonderful with giving a constructive feedback towards my work. I guess the most valuable memory I took from my year was my relationship with the teachers and school administration. They really listened. It was a not an institution where you have to stick to conventional rules of filmmaking. They allowed me to try and explore unorthodox approach to the storytelling. And if you fail, you fail. No need to cry about that cause that’s why you are there. To fail and learn. I am still in close contact with the school after graduation and always welcome to swing by and say hi. So to whom it may concern, do apply to PFS if you’re looking for a place to create, learn and having a big international family.