17.-19.11.: »Clash of Realities Conference«

Starting tomorrow, the international research conference on games »Clash of Realities« again invites to interdisciplinary exchange. Due to the pandemic, the 11th edition was divided into three parts. Part I already took place at the end of 2020 and Part II in summer 2021. Tomorrow, Part III will start with an »Immersive Gaming x Cultural […]

The low depth

The low depth Short film project of the ifs internationale filmschule köln | 3nd semester Germany 2021 | 19 min. A newcomer to a mental health unit wants to help his fellow patients. But instead of seeking healing through self-recognition, he builds castles in the air and thus becomes the greatest threat to his fellow […]

At the panel, in the stream and in the cinema: news from the profs

ifs Prof. Jennifer Mival will be a panelist at the panel »Team Germany: In the Race for Streamers« at the Mediatech Hub Conference at Studio Babelsberg on November 11 at 4 pm. The feature film »Hyperland« (director: Mario Sixtus) can be streamed at the Hofer Filmtage until November 7. ifs professor Hajo Schomerus is responsible […]


  Stranded Graduation film of the ifs internationale filmschule köln Animation | Science Fiction | 2 min. Lost in space, a female astronaut searches for her way back. As she approaches Earth, unexpected problems arise. „Stranded“ is the computer-generated opening sequence of a fictional live-action film. The main focus is on the photorealistic 3D replica […]


  Yûgen Graduation film at the ifs internationale filmschule köln Animation | Mystery | 5:30 min. A feeling of emptiness in a massively populated big city. The monotonous mass flows through streets soaked in fog. Against the current moves the bright red light, carried by an individual to whom this world presents itself as enormous. […]

Circus in Town

  Circus in Town Graduation film of the ifs internationale filmschule köln Animation | Drama | 5 min. The large crowd in the circus tent shrieks hysterically, the tamer lies slain in his own blood on the ground. Above him: the elephant cow Mary. After the accident in the circus ring, the circus director fears […]

#myworld360: AR experience »Hear me out« by ifs-students

The AR experience »Hear me out« – created by the MA Digital Narratives students Alexandra Tamayo and Eliane Eid and Hady Ayman, student in the MA 3D Animtion for Film & Games, – is selected for the »MY World 360°« collection. »Hear me out« is an AR experience documenting gender-based violence through data visualisation. Throughout […]

Welcome new students of the MA SERIAL STORYTELLING

A VERY WARM WELCOME! With 15 international media professionals from Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Iran, Israel, UK, and Germany, the fifth class of the successful master’s program »Serial Storytelling« starts today at the ifs – under the direction by Prof. Joachim Friedmann. We are looking forward to exciting series projects and wish all participants a great […]

#lola21: ifs-Professors and Alumni nominated for the German Film Award 2021

Congratulations! On August 19 the nominations for the German Film Award 2021 were announced. The drama »Fabian oder Der Gang vor die Hunde« by ifs professor Dominik Graf is nominated in ten categories – including »Best Feature Film« and »Best Director« as well as »Best Production Design« and »Best Costume Design«. The ifs graduates Nora […]

Graduate awarded for production design in »The Queen’s Gambit«

Sabine Schaaf – alumna of the further training in set design and lecturer in the BA program Production Design – won an award in the category BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN DECOR/DESIGN OF A TELEVISION MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES for her work as a set decorator in the series »The Queen’s Gambit«. The awards were presented by […]

Breakdown by Savish Uttam

  »Zenno« by Savish Uttam Breakdown Germany 2019 | 1:10 Min. | MA 3D Animation for Film & Games | Project from the 1st semester Zenno, a cyborg of fish and machine, who wants to take revenge on the scientist who created him. VFX & 3D Animation: Savish Uttam