LABEL ME won the Prix du Public / Audience Award

The ifs graduation film LABEL ME is on an international festival tour. After several screenings in the USA and UK (ImageOut LGBT Film Festival in Rochester New York, Arab Film Festival in San Francisco, OUTfest in Los Angeles and Raindance Festival in London) it is now shown for the first time in France at the […]

»Managed Magic – How to design a writers’ room« with Morgan Gendel

In the age of streaming services and serialized TV shows, collaborative writing is not only more desirable than ever – it’s a necessity. That’s because the creative goals of any single episode are subordinate to the immense effort of telling a season-long story. But what is the difference between a writing team and a writers’ […]

Orange your city – Zonta says No!

Orange your city – join in and set an orange sign! On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the ifs international filmschool would also like to make a statement and participate in the worldwide campaign »Orange your City – say NO to violence against women«, an initiative of ZONTA SAYS NO. […]

Die Mathematik der Dinge

  Die Mathematik der Dinge Short film project of the ifs internationale filmschule köln | 3rd semester Germany 2019 | 15:29 min. | Comedy, Drama Lena is pregnant and doesn’t know whether to abort or not. She begins to set up the nursery, but only with objects that she receives from the classified ads category […]

Editor Tim Squyres at the ifs

Nice to meet you! Tim Squyres, the two-time Oscar nominated editor, was a guest at ifs for the seminar “3D Editing and Working with VFX”. After a case study on the award-winning film “Life of Pi”, he gave the editing students further insights into his work. Click here for more insights.

Welcome new class of the »MA 3D Animation for Films & Games«

Welcome to our website! We welcome the new vintage of the “MA 3D Animation for Film & Games”. The students come from Egypt, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, India and Nigeria. In the seminar with ifs professor Rolf Mütze they developed first ideas and characters. Please click on the pic to get further insights. Click here […]

Welcoming of the new »MA Serial Storytelling« students

A very warm welcome to our new class of Serial Storytelling! The 16 participants* of the international Master’s program come from Brazil, Germany, Croatia, Colombia, Mexico, Netherlands, Turkey, Hungary and Venezuela. We are looking forward to exciting and various series projects and wish you a great start in Cologne! The first impressions can be found […]

»Summer School Screenwriting« with Keith Cunningham

The “Summer School Screenwriting” with Keith Cunningham (Screenwriter, Head Writer, Script Consultant) took place at the ifs. During the three-week program, 13 prospective authors* received an intensive and entertaining introduction to the art of visual storytelling. Clicke here for more insights.  

Breakdown by Justus Maus

  Breakdown by Justus Maus Breakdown of the project of the 1st semester  Germany 2019 | 1:08 min. | Making-Off Justus Maus, student of the Bachelor’s program with the specialization in VFX & Animation presents how his breakdown project forms. VFX & 3D Animation: Justus Maus DoP: Montell Taraschewski Actor: Lukas Kuhn Sound: Leo Muheim

Breakdown by Nico Mahler

  Breakdown by Nico Mahler Breakdown of the project of the 1st semester  Germany 2019 | 0:33 min. | Making-Off Nico Mahler, student of the Bachelor’s program with the specialization in VFX & Animation presents how his breakdown project forms. VFX & 3D Animation: Nico Mahler DoP: Montell Taraschewski

New professor at the ifs: Dr. Ulrike Hanstein

With the start of the winter semester, the distinguished film and media scientist Dr. Ulrike Hanstein will take up her professorship for film studies with a focus on the theory, history and aesthetics of film at the ifs internationale filmschule köln.