New professor at the ifs: Dr. Ulrike Hanstein

With the start of the winter semester, the distinguished film and media scientist Dr. Ulrike Hanstein will take up her professorship for film studies with a focus on the theory, history and aesthetics of film at the ifs internationale filmschule köln.

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ifs @ Film Festival Cologne

AI in Fiction, current projects and new series trends ifs at the Film Festival Cologne 2019 This year, the ifs internationale filmschule köln is again represented at the Film Festival Cologne as a cooperation partner with numerous events: The »ifs-Showcase« (11th Oct.) with get-together offers the opportunity to get to know young filmmakers from the […]

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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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ifs internationale filmschule Köln - Summerschool

»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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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 […]

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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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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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