Apply now for the Master’s program in Digital Narratives

The application phase for the 3rd year of the international Master’s program in Digital Narratives, which starts in the winter semester of 2020, runs until the beginning of March and enables committed media and cultural practitioners to engage artistically and scientifically with narratives in digital culture and digital media. The two-year course combines theoretical questions […]

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»Managed Magic – How to design a writers’ room« with Morgan Gendel

In the age of streaming services and serialized TV shows, collaborative writing is not only more desirable than ever – it’s a necessity. That’s because the creative goals of any single episode are subordinate to the immense effort of telling a season-long story. But what is the difference between a writing team and a writers’ […]

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LABEL ME won the Prix du Public / Audience Award

The ifs graduation film LABEL ME is on an international festival tour. After several screenings in the USA and UK (ImageOut LGBT Film Festival in Rochester New York, Arab Film Festival in San Francisco, OUTfest in Los Angeles and Raindance Festival in London) it is now shown for the first time in France at the […]

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Editor Tim Squyres at the ifs

Nice to meet you! Tim Squyres, the two-time Oscar nominated editor, was a guest at ifs for the seminar “3D Editing and Working with VFX”. After a case study on the award-winning film “Life of Pi”, he gave the editing students further insights into his work. Click here for more insights.

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Welcome new class of the »MA 3D Animation for Films & Games«

Welcome to our website! We welcome the new vintage of the “MA 3D Animation for Film & Games”. The students come from Egypt, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, India and Nigeria. In the seminar with ifs professor Rolf Mütze they developed first ideas and characters. Please click on the pic to get further insights. Click here […]

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Welcoming of the new »MA Serial Storytelling« students

A very warm welcome to our new class of Serial Storytelling! The 16 participants* of the international Master’s program come from Brazil, Germany, Croatia, Colombia, Mexico, Netherlands, Turkey, Hungary and Venezuela. We are looking forward to exciting and various series projects and wish you a great start in Cologne! The first impressions can be found […]

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»Summer School Screenwriting« with Keith Cunningham

The “Summer School Screenwriting” with Keith Cunningham (Screenwriter, Head Writer, Script Consultant) took place at the ifs. During the three-week program, 13 prospective authors* received an intensive and entertaining introduction to the art of visual storytelling. Clicke here for more insights.  

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Graduation Series has been selected for “Best Overall Script” at the Oaxaca Filmfest 2019 in Mexico

Congratulations to MA Serial Storytelling alumna Marina Bendocchi-Alves for making it to the finals of Oaxaca Filmfest’s screenplay competition. Her ifs graduation series GIVE ME THAT BECKY has been selected for “Best Overall Script” and is amongst the TOP TEN projects competing for the “Best Surreal TV Pilot” award. The renowned Central American film festival […]

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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 […]

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ifs internationale Fimschule Köln GEECT Conference

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 […]

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