ifs students at Cinemadamare

Three ifs students are taking part in this year’s Cinemadamare in August and September – an international, mobile campus for young filmmakers through Italy: Emily Akhoundi (photo) from the Master’s programme Serial Storytelling, Lucca Mallmann from the Editing Image & Sound department and Olivia Unruh from the Screenplay department of the Bachelor’s program Film. Starting […]

European Showrunner Programme

Recap European Showrunner Training Module 1

On June 1, the European Showrunner Training started with the first module in Cologne. After a short welcome, the experienced showrunner Jeff Melvoin (»Killing Eve«, »Designated Survivor«), co-founder of the Writers’ Guild of America’s »Showrunner Training«, spoke about the US-origins of the showrunner approach and »The Showrunner Skills Set«, before entering into a vivid discussion […]

CIVIS Award für ifs-Studentin

Congratulations: Two CIVIS Video Awards for ifs student and alumnus

March 6, 2022: At today’s CIVIS Media Award ceremony, the social media format »Meine Narbe: Martin war Häftling in einem syrischen Foltergefängnis« has been awarded the CIVIS Video Award in the category Social Media Format. Fitore Muzaqi, filmmaker and ifs student in the MA Serial Storytelling, is largely responsible for the award-winning project as director […]

Solidarität Ukraine


#standwithukraine The war in Ukraine continues to escalate. The ifs is still stunned and appalled by Russia’s military attack on the sovereign state of Ukraine. Our thoughts are with the Ukrainian people and especially with our students and graduates from Ukraine. The ifs would like to give Ukrainian film students the opportunity to participate in […]

Alumni receive awards at the Xposed Queer Film Festival

Congrats! We are very happy to announce that several alumni were awarded with their projects at the XPOSED Queer Film Festival . Eric Bitencourt, alumnus of the MA Serial Storytelling, wins »THE QUEER SHORT FILM FUND« for his project »Uncanny Home« and with it a cash prize of € 1,500, a voucher for film equipment […]

Graduation film »Oyster« received award

The ifs graduation film »Oyster« was awarded »Best Feature Film« at the US online Best Social/Family/Kids Film Festival. Congratulations to the entire team! When Ida is invited to Fehmarn for the interview of her dream job, she has to decide: Can she find her own happiness or must she continue to take care of her […]

Ma Digital Narratives

2nd Call: MA Digital Narratives | Application deadline: May 31

The application deadline for the MA Digital Narratives is extended until 31 May. We have extended the deadline to allow applicants who had difficulties in their applications due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to submit their applications. With the start of the next cohort, the MA Digital Narratives will be restructured as a […]

Berlinale 2022

World premieres from ifs professor and alumni at the Berlinale

  • ifs alumni in the Generation Kplus competition with »Louis I., King of the Sheep«
  • ifs professor André Bendocchi-Alves responsible for sound design of »Der Passfälscher« in the Berlinale Special Gala series
  • series project »The Report« by ifs alumnus at the Berlinale Co-Production Market