ifs film “LABEL ME” nominated for First Steps Award

Congratulations. The ifs graduation film “LABEL ME“ (Director/Screenplay: Kai Kreuser, Production: Jenny Lorenz-Kreindl, Sonja Keßler, DoP: Malte Hafner, Editing/Sounddesign: Tabea Hannappel) is nominated for the First Steps Award this year. In the category Medium-length feature film, “LABEL ME” competes with 5 other films for the prize endowed with 15,000 euros. In the drama “LABEL ME” […]

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»Summer School Screenwriting« with Keith Cunningham

The new three-week advanced training course »Summer School Screenwriting« at ifs internationale filmschule köln offers a concise introduction to the art and craft of visual storytelling for film and TV. In an enjoyable, international setting, aspiring screenwriters learn about all key aspects of fiction writing for audiovisual media. Through theory and practice, participants gain insights […]


10.07.: Final Presentation MA Serial Storytelling

Ten authors* from nine countries have researched and developed classic and innovative forms of serial storytelling in the ifs’ international Master’s programme Serial Storytelling over the past two years. On 10.07. the students of the 3rd year presented their master’s projects and other serial projects, which were developed in common Writers’ Rooms, to an industry […]


ifs-Alumni supported by Filmstiftung

Great news! We are very happy that numerous ifs alumni are supported with their projects by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW: The LGTBQ+ web series “Boy” (writer/director: Kai Kreuser), the sci-fi animated series “Kira, Kakerlake” (writer/director: Mick Mahler, production: Cedric Engels, Manuel Zilleken, book: Ruben Schlembach, animation: Cem Karayakas), the eight-part drama “Im Paradies” (book: […]

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GEECT Conference »Embracing Diversity in European Film Schools«

In 2019, the ifs hosted the second part of the GEECT conference “Embracing Diversity in European Film Schools” in Cologne. In lectures and workshops, the conference focused on the question of how film schools can and should deal with topics such as cultural and social diversity, migration, demographic change and gender justice – both in […]