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 […]

Register now: Workshop »Online Teaching Training«

Are you a film or media arts teacher seeking for new approaches to teaching online? invites you to seize the opportunities of online teaching in our free online teaching training course. In two days, you will have the chance to redesign your courses and prepare them for the online classroom. In a peer case […]

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 […]

ifs @ Series Mania

From March 18-25, 2022, the series festival »Series Mania« will take place again in Lille. The ifs will also be represented with its own event and on a panel. In addition, alumni will pitch their series projects or premiere their projects. Here is an overview of all events with ifs participation: The British series »The […]

Eureka Series 2022

Eureka Series 2022: Call for Applications (Deadline: 20.12.)

Eureka Series will enter its second round in spring 2022: The three-month training program is aimed at aspiring writers of television series – especially graduates of European film and television schools – with a strong interest in creative producing. The focus is on all steps of European series development and co-production with the aim of […]

»Deutscher Nachwuchsfilmpreis« for ifs film

Great start of the week! The ifs film from the 3rd semester »Die Mathematik der Dinge« is among the three winners of the »Deutscher Nachwuchsfilmpreis« at the up-and-coming International Film Festival Hannover! The prize is endowed with 2,000 euros each and also includes two years of support from renowned patrons. The jury statement says: “The […]

Eyes & Ears Inspiration Award für ifs-Prof. Uli Hanisch

25.11.2021: Awarded! ifs Prof. Uli Hanisch will receive the EYES & EARS INSPIRATION AWARD tonight at the INTERNATIONAL EYES & EARS AWARDS for his inspiring and multiple award-winning work (including “The Geen’s Gambit”, “Cloud Atlas”, “The Perfume”). The award ceremony will take place at the SAE Institute in Cologne. Congratulations, dear Uli!