20th Anniversary of the ifs

In 2020, the ifs turned 20 years old! We would have loved to celebrate the anniversary with you, but due to the pandemic that was unfortunately not possible. In the course of this year, we have presented films and milestones from 20 years of ifs online. We have summarized them here for you to look […]

#20jahreifs: Anniversary and new director

#20jahreifs The ifs turns 20! Over the next few weeks we will be reviewing selected milestones from the history of the ifs. We have dug through analogue and digital treasures and compiled memories from 20 years: The founding of the school, groundbreaking programme developments, new domiciles, filming highlights, exciting collaborations as well as numerous unforgettable […]

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 […]

Call for application: MA Serial Storytelling (German track)

All systems go: Starting today, aspiring series writers can apply for a place in the fifth cohort of the international Master’s program »Serial Storytelling«. In close cooperation with the series industry, sixteen aspiring series writers will specialize in writing for, creating, and innovating serial formats. The two-year program featuring screenwriting craft, writers’ room techniques, critical […]

Winner of the first ifs and ZDF Digital Short Film Contest

As part of the first »ZDF Digital ifs Short Film Contest« 13 ifs students in 9 teams developed short films on the subject of “trust” within 96 hours – using the ZDF Digital app RizeCut. The jury has now selected the winners in the 5 categories: The main prize »Content Playground Award« goes to Eliane […]

ifs-film of the week: Rocket Roaches

#20jahreifs On the occasion of its 20th anniversary the ifs presents a #ifsfilmderwoche online every Tuesday. The graduation film »Rocket Roaches« (2018) by Mick Mahler (director, screenplay, VFX), Cedric Engels (production), Sabine Stephan (DoP), Jeannine Compère (editing), Friederike Dörffler (sound design) and Franziska Hoh (set design) is the 32. film in the series. The live-action […]

ifs-film of the week: Royal Affairs

#20jahreifs On the occasion of its 20th anniversary the ifs presents a #ifsfilmderwoche online every Tuesday. The science fiction comedy »Royal Affairs« (2017) by Jade Li (Director, Idea), Till Kleinau (Idea), Nikolaas Meinshausen (Production) Christophe Poulles (DoP) and Antonia-Marleen Klein (Editing) was the first film shot in the ifs studio. The studio construction of a […]

ifs-film of the week: Spider Jazz

#20jahreifs On the occasion of its 20th anniversary the ifs presents a #ifsfilmderwoche online every Tuesday. »Spider Jazz« (2017) from the 5th semester is an animated film by Mick Mahler (director, screenplay, camera, production, editing), Maria Hartig (editing) and Friederike Dörffler (music). The short film was shown at the Festival of German Film in Madrid […]

ifs-film of the week: without mercy

#20jahreifs On the occasion of its 20th anniversary the ifs presents a #ifsfilmderwoche online every Tuesday. »unbarmherzig« (2017) from the 3rd semester of Julia Charakter (direction, screenplay), Christopher Albrodt (production), Maria Hartig (editing, sound design), Mick Mahler (VFX/CGI) and Mikko Beste (VFX/Animation) is the 29th film in the series. The partly animated documentary film was […]

ifs-film of the week: The Bleak Farm

#20jahreifs On the occasion of its 20th anniversary the ifs presents a #ifsfilmderwoche online every Tuesday. »The Bleak Farm« (2016) by Christian Zipfel (director, screenplay), Daniela Pennekamp (production), Nino Peschel (director of photography) and Nathalie Bender (editing & sound design) is the 27th film in the series. The graduation film, funded by the Film- und […]

ifs-Showcase at the Film Festival Cologne

On October 2, the ifs internationale filmschule köln invited to the ifs-Showcase at the Film Festival Cologne in the Filmpalast to present current works from their study programs (in German and English). In pitches and teasers students presented selected projects, including series, transmedia and VR projects as well as short films. More impressions can be […]