ifs students at Cinemadamare

Three ifs students are taking part in this year’s Cinemadamare in August and September – an international, mobile campus for young filmmakers through Italy: Emily Akhoundi (photo) from the Master’s programme Serial Storytelling, Lucca Mallmann from the Editing Image & Sound department and Olivia Unruh from the Screenplay department of the Bachelor’s program Film. Starting […]


Phantasmagoria Shortfilm from the 4th Semester of the ifs internationale filmschule köln Germany 2021 | 15 Min. Two women living alone are haunted by a young strange man whose identity and intentions they begin to question as the evening progresses.   Crew Director: Alejandro Mathé Screenplay: Alejandro Mathé und Anna Weber Producing: Anna Weber DoP: […]

Auftakt des European Showrunner Training an der ifs köln

Experienced Series Writers Selected for European Showrunner Training

  • Kick-off in Cologne on June 1, 2022, with Head of Programme Jeppe Gjervig Gram (»Borgen« writer and »Follow the Money« showrunner) and the experienced showrunners Jeff Melvoin (»Killing Eve«, »Designated Survivor«), Marianne Wendt (»Neumatt / New Heights«, »Eden«), as well as Philipp Käßbohrer and Matthias Murmann (»How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)«)
  • 12 series writers from 10 different European countries
  • NRW and EU-funded as well as high-profile industry partners Netflix and Series Mania

Register now: Workshop »Online Teaching Training«

Are you a film or media arts teacher seeking for new approaches to teaching online? future.film.education invites you to seize the opportunities of online teaching in our free online teaching training course. In two days, you will have the chance to redesign your courses and prepare them for the online classroom. In a peer case […]

Alumni receive awards at the Xposed Queer Film Festival

Congrats! We are very happy to announce that several alumni were awarded with their projects at the XPOSED Queer Film Festival . Eric Bitencourt, alumnus of the MA Serial Storytelling, wins »THE QUEER SHORT FILM FUND« for his project »Uncanny Home« and with it a cash prize of € 1,500, a voucher for film equipment […]

Graduation film »Oyster« received award

The ifs graduation film »Oyster« was awarded »Best Feature Film« at the US online Best Social/Family/Kids Film Festival. Congratulations to the entire team! When Ida is invited to Fehmarn for the interview of her dream job, she has to decide: Can she find her own happiness or must she continue to take care of her […]

See you tomorrow

See you tomorrow Documentary film from the 4th semester of the ifs internationale filmschule köln Germany 2021 | 20 Min. Nick and Michi are inseparable friends. As they roam the streets and meadows of their neighborhood every day, they take in their surroundings, talk about school and memories, and keep silent. But when Michi surprises […]

The Lampboy or The Universe Between Us

  The Lampboy or The Universe Between Us Shortfilm from the 4th Semester of the ifs internationale filmschule köln Germany 2021 | 15 Min. Mia lives in her own world full of fantasy and romance and with an unfortunately completely unromantic roommate: her tea bag. To give the nagging cynic a proof of love, she […]


  Pirouette Short film from the 3th seemster at the ifs internationale filmschule köln Animationsfilm | 3 Min. A metal ballerina is standing on a turning platform supported by a frame inside a music box. The ballerina represents how people easily fall into a routine in their daily lives and give up on their dreams […]

Julian Brink

  Julian Brink Julian was born in 1988 in Freiburg / Breisgau. After graduating from high school in 2007, he toured through Germany doing poetry slams before he enrolled in a program on »Creative Writing and Cultural Journalism« in Hildesheim. For a short period of time he worked as a stand-up comedian, with appearances from […]