The Queens Gambit

June 9, 2021: »ifs Encounters« online with Scott Frank and Prof. Uli Hanisch on »The Queen’s Gambit«

“The Queen’s Gambit” is the most successful series in the history of the streaming service Netflix and celebrates raving success worldwide. As showrunner, Scott Frank is responsible for this outstanding miniseries about the rise of an American orphan girl to the top of the chess world in the 1960s. Production designer Uli Hanisch is responsible […]

Graduates nominated for the German Camera Award 2021

Congrats! Congratulations to our two graduates for being nominated for the German Camera Award 2021! Friederike Dörffler (BA Editing Picture & Sound) is nominated for the editing of the ifs short film  »75/1« and Katja Tauber (BA Director of Photography) for the camera of the ifs graduation film  »Mono No Aware«. We keep our fingers […]

ifs @ FMX – Presentation of »Circus in Town«

This year again, you can find out about ifs students and their projects at FMX, which will take place online from May 4 to 6. In the section »The Quest for Young Talent | Talents of Tomorrow | Talents & Projects« Robin Pfister and Sebastian Kellermann will present their animation graduation film »Circus in Town« […]

Das Damengambit

Golden Globe for »The Queen’s Gambit« – ifs-Prof. Uli Hanisch responsible for production design

The Netflix series »The Queen’s Gambit« was awarded a Golden Globe in the category Best Television Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made For Television. ifs professor Uli Hanisch is responsible for the impressive production design of the award-winning series. Also involved were graduates Sabine Schaaf (Set Decorator), Daniel Chour and Thorsten Klein (Art […]

Jennifer Mival

Jennifer Mival is newly appointed professor for the master’s program in »Entertainment Producing« at the ifs

Jennifer Mival was appointed professor at the beginning of the application period for the new master’s program in »Entertainment Producing« at the ifs internationale filmschule köln. Mival has come from Netflix where she was responsible for the new program division of Non-Fiction Original Series for the German-speaking market and Scandinavia. She had previously served in […]

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ifs students win sponsorship award at the Reception of the Film Schools

Julia Klier and Christoph Krüger, students in the Master’s program Serial Storytelling at ifs internationale filmschule köln, won the award of the sponsorship jury with their pitch for their free series project  »Tinika« at the 14th YOUNG BLOOD reception of film schools. The prize is endowed with 3.000 Euro, donated by UFA Fiction with their […]

Still Jackfruit

ifs films at the Max Ophüls Prize film festival

Family structures that could not be more different are the focus of the two ifs films screened at this year’s online edition of the Max Ophüls Preis Film Festival (Jan. 17-24, 2021):  »Jackfruit«, graduation film by Thuy Trang Nguyen (R), Sarina Laudam (K), Ebru Sara Bilen (S/SD) and  »Rotten Candy« from the 5th semester by […]

Still Das Glück ist ein Vogerl

News from the ifs alumni

Author and ifs-Alumnus Hossein Pourseifi has been awarded the newcomer award MFG-Star at the TV film festival Baden-Baden with his feature film debut »Morgen sind wir frei« (screenplay, direction). The award is endowed with 7.500 Euro. He developed the material for the film in the authors’ program at the ifs, the project was supported by […]

Still Ein Märchen von einer unmöglichen Stelle im Universum

ifs-Film der Woche: A Fairytale with a Completely Imagined Ending

#20jahreifs On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the ifs presents a #ifsfilmderwoche online every Tuesday. »A Fairytale with a Completely Imagined Ending« (2014) is the 22nd film in the series and graduation film by Fabian Wulf ( screenwriting, directing, production design), Dominik Hochwald ( screenwriting), Su-Jin Song (production) and Holger Buff (editing & sound […]

Still Alter Egon

ifs-film of the week: Alter Egon

#20jahreifs On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the ifs presents a #ifsfilmderwoche online every Tuesday. »Alter Egon« (2014) is the 21st film in the series and graduation film by Fabian Wallenfels ( screenplay), Levin Hübner (screenplay, direction), Martina Di Lorenzo ( cinematography) and Jascha Viehl (editing & sound design). The feature film won the […]

ifs-film of the week: Brother

#20jahreifs On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the ifs presents a #ifsfilmderwoche online every Tuesday. »Brother« (2014) is the 20th film in the series and the final film by Jarek Duda (director, screenplay), Daniel Schüller (production), Felix Tonnat (camera) and Esther Geisen (editing & sound design). The drama, funded by the Film- und Medienstiftung […]

HACK A DOC #1: Kurzfilm-Contest mit ZDF Digital

In cooperation with ZDF Digital, the ifs announces the first short film competition. In 96 hours, a documentary film is to be produced exclusively mobile with the RIZECUT app developed by ZDF Digital.A jury – put together by the ifs and ZDF Digital – will decide on the winners of the competition, who will be […]