How does the CET Prague: Film Production application process work?

This post is especially important if you are applying to work in 35mm narrative or digital documentary during the fall semester.

1.  The first step is for you to complete an online application. Visit the CET Prague: Film Production webpage and click Apply Now. If you’re applying for the fall semester, the application will allow you to indicate your preference to work in 16mm, 35mm, or digital documentary.

2.  Next, your completed application is sent to the Advisory Board for review.

If you’ve applied to work in 16mm narrative: After the Advisory Board gives your portfolio a greenlight, they will recommend to CET that you be admitted into the program.

If you’ve applied to work in 35mm narrative: Remember that this option is only available during the fall semester. After the Advisory Board determines that you have sufficient experience to work in 35mm, you are officially admitted into the program. If the Advisory Board determines that you do not have the necessary experience for 35mm, but are still qualified for the program, you will be offered a spot working in 16mm.

If you’ve applied to work in digital documentary: Remember that this option is only available during the fall semester. After the Advisory Board determines that you are qualified for documentary work, your application is then sent to FAMU, the host university in Prague, and you will be interviewed by a FAMU professor. If FAMU decides you are a good match for the documentary program, they will recommend to CET that you be admitted. Otherwise, if the Advisory Board or FAMU determines that you do not have the necessary experience for documentary work, you may be offered a spot working on a 16mm or 35mm narrative film project, depending on your interests and qualifications.

3. Approximately 2 to 3 weeks after the application deadline, CET will issue admissions decisions and will get you started on pre-departure information and forms that will prepare you for your intended journey.