»Bad Banks« in the MA Serial Storytelling

We are pleased to be able to welcome smaller groups of students to attendance events at the ifs again from this week on, in individual cases and in compliance with the hygiene protection measures. Today and on Friday, dramaturge and guest lecturer Alkioni Valsari is preparing, together with the students of the MA Serial Storytelling, […]

Breakdown »SCHRANZgeflüster«

  Breakdown »SCHRANZgeflüster« by Justus Maus Breakdown of the project of the 2nd semester Germany 2019 | 01:13 min. | Making-Off Justus Maus, BA student with focus on VFX & Animation, shows how his Breakdown project at ifs is was created. Crew Director: Jan Hendrik Lübbers Screenplay: Alessio Federico Producer: Philip Jakob Malewicz DoP: Ruben […]

Wir sind gescheitert, aber…

  Wir sind gescheitert, aber… Short film project of the ifs internationale filmschule köln | 2nd semester Germany 2020 | 10 min. | Satire In the near future, the climate catastrophe has arrived. Natural disasters threaten to destroy the earth. In the omnipresent chaos, an environmental activist and a miner flee to a laundry service. […]

Breakdown »Wir sind gescheitert, aber«

  Breakdown »Wir sind gescheitert, aber« by Ciara Borgards Breakdown of the project of the 2nd semester Germany 2019 | 0:57 min. | Making-Off Ciara Borgards, BA student with focus on VFX & Animation, shows how her Breakdown project at ifs is developed. Crew Director: Pablo Knote Screenplay: Julian Dohmen Producer: Thomas Kindermann DoP: Jonas […]

Breakdown by Martin Kreienmeier

  Breakdown by Martin Kreienmeier Breakdown of the project of the 1st semester Germany 2019 | 0:34 min. | Making-Off The Carlswerk as a sunken city? VFX-student Martin Kreienmeier lets a deep-sea angler search for fish in a dark underwater landscape in his first semester breakdown … VFX & 3D Animation: Martin Kreienmeier DoP: Jonas […]

Breakdown by Lukas Kuhn

  Breakdown by Lukas Kuhn Breakdown of the project of the 1st semester Germany 2019 | 0:58 min | Making-Off How do you transform the Carlswerk site into a snowy landscape or have a man jump out of an exploding building? VFX student Lukas Kuhn shows in his Breakdown from the 1st semester which visual […]

Breakdown by Carlo Clever

  Breakdown by Carlo Clever Breakdown of the project of the 1st semester Germany 2019 | 0:38 min. | Making-Off A construction crane with gear wheels and smoking chimneys at Carlswerk? VFX student Carlo Clever takes the Schanzenviertel in Cologne-Mülheim back to the 19th century in his Breakdown from the 1st semester. VFX & 3D […]

Breakdown by Lauritz Braun

    Breakdown by Lauritz Braun Breakdown of the project of the 1st semester Germany 2019 | 0:46 min. | Making-Off A robot with four legs or the famous Lion King rock in the background – student Lauritz Braun shows in his breakdown from the first semester how he moves the Carlswerk into the green […]

ifs-film of the week: Suspect

#20jahreifs On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the ifs presents a #ifsfilmderwoche online every Tuesday. The sixth film in the series is the graduation film »Der Verdacht« (2007) by Felix Hassenfratz (director and screenplay) and Mathias Casanova (producer) from the 2nd year of the bachelor’s programme in film. This exciting drama won the German […]

Apply now: Summer School Screenwriting Advanced

Summer, sun, screenwriting! For the first time, the Summer School Screewriting Advanced (01./02. and 08./09.08.) is aimed at advanced authors. Under the title »The Rewrite«, the focus will be on the targeted reworking of your own screenplays. Authors who already have a solid foundation can apply until 15 June. More information and registration here.

Simone Stewens takes her leave as chief executive director of ifs

Farewell at the ifs: Simone Stewens headed the ifs for 18 years. Today, April 30th, she says goodbye as managing director of the ifs and will henceforth dedicate herself to new projects. With a great deal of passion she has built up and expanded the ifs into one of the most recognised German training and […]