APPLICATION DEADLINES

YEAR & SEMESTER PROGRAMS
Application Deadline: March 5, 2017

SUMMER WORKSHOPS
June / July / August
Application Deadline: March 5, 2017

ACTING FOR FILM

Year Program: September 8, 2017 - May 26, 2018

Spring Semester Program 2017: January 6 - May 26, 2017

Fall Semester Program 2017: September 8 - December 22, 2017

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION IN BRIEF

The Prague Film School Acting Department offers an intensive, conservatory style, interdisciplinary program, teaching both the art and the craft of acting with an emphasis on working in front of camera. The curriculum offers a toolbox of skills that students will utilize in a professional career.

The Film Acting Program works in tandem with the Filmmaking Program collaborating on film projects. Although the department assumes that students are aiming for a professional acting career, the curriculum covers all aspects of filmmaking in the Film Production class. Actors are encouraged to be proactive in their careers, and learn how to market themselves using modern technologies, edit demo reels, and create their own work opportunities.

Students rigorously train in on-camera acting, voice, movement, acting theory and the business of acting. Coursework emphasizes training for the naturalistic portrayal of character, the most frequent style used in film. The program makes use of a variety of techniques ranging from Meisner‘s behaviour-based method, to technically oriented exercises designed to calibrate performance for camera.

These tools are applied to the preparation of scenes which are filmed and critiqued for effectiveness. Each student leaves the program with ample material for a marketable show reel.

Check Admissions Section for the Year Program

UNDERSTANDING FILM CRAFT

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Acting is both an art and a craft. Film acting students will learn the specific skills that make up the craft of film acting as well as delve into the entire filmmaking process. Students will learn, for example, how the cinematographer’s shot sizes affect performance, how the sound crew's needs affects the actor’s vocal range and volume and how the actor can make interesting choices using the frame as a proscenium device.

By becoming familiar with the entire process of filmmaking, actors can make an informed contribution to the collaboration. Each actor also develops his/her own project to showcase skills that can later be marketed to industry professionals. Acting students experientially learn in collaboration with filmmaking students a few times each semester. Students also work under the direction of a professional visiting director each semester in original scenes that they have developed and written for themselves.

WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM OFFER?

• total immersion in film acting craft
• a serious and professional learning environment
• an intensive curriculum that encompasses all aspects of acting
• hands on work in front of camera
• material for a professional showreel
• crucial participation in the film making process
• acting work in minimally twelve short films per semester
• access to quality professional film making resources

CONGRATULATIONS TO PFS STUDENTS


CANNES 2016
Simon Vahlne gets latest film Fight on a Swedish Beach in the Official Selection of Cannes Festival 2016 Short Film Competition


Venice Film Festival - Biennale de Venezia 2016
Giovanni Fumu's latest film accepted for the Official Selection of Biennale de Venezia 2016 Film Competition


Beijing Independent Film Festival 2016
Ran Li wins "Best Fiction Film Prize" at the prestigious Beijing Independent Film Festival with her graduation film Lucie


LOCARNO 2015
Raam Reddy (2012) - director - and Doron Tempert (2012) - DOP - win both Best Feature Film and Best Debut Feature at Locarno Film Festival 2015 for Thithi


CANNES 2015
Ziya Demirel (2011 - 2012) gets latest film Tuesday in the Official Selection of Cannes Festival 2015 Short Film Competition


EMMY 2015
Caitlin Burke (Fall 2006) wins Emmy for 2014 documentary We Could Be King


SUNDANCE 2015
Anne Svejgard Lund (Spring 2011) receives 2015 Grand Jury Prize at Sundance for work on acclaimed documentary Russian Woodpecker

SUMMER WORKSHOPS 2016

June / July / August 2016

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