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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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 film “LABEL ME” nominated for First Steps Award

Congratulations. The ifs graduation film “LABEL ME“ (Director/Screenplay: Kai Kreuser, Production: Jenny Lorenz-Kreindl, Sonja Keßler, DoP: Malte Hafner, Editing/Sounddesign: Tabea Hannappel) is nominated for the First Steps Award this year. In the category Medium-length feature film, “LABEL ME” competes with 5 other films for the prize endowed with 15,000 euros. In the drama “LABEL ME” […]

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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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Graduation film at the LGBT film festival »Outfest« in LA

The graduation film »LABEL ME« (Kai Kreuser (R/D), Jenny Lorenz-Kreindl (P), Sonja Keßler (P), Malte Hafner (K), Tabea Hannappel (S/SD)) celebrates its international premiere at the LGBT film festival »Outfest« in Los Angeles. In the drama »LABEL ME« the relationship between the heterosexual Syrian Waseem and his German suitor Lars is clearly regulated. While the […]

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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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»Open Day« 2019

Open day at the ifs: On 6 July 2019, visitors received an insight into the study and further education programs offered by ifs: students from the current years and alumni presented examples of work from the individual programs. In discussions with lecturers, students, alumni and the ifs team, visitors were able to obtain comprehensive information […]

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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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Success for ifs alumni

At the pitch of the scholarship holders* of the Academy for Children’s Media, ifs screenplay alumni have won twice: Lukas Pilz received the 15,000 euro prize of the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung for the Story World “Nerde – Eine neue Welt”. Magellan Children’s and Youth Book Publishers awarded its 2,500 Euro prize to Duc-Thi Bui for the […]

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Check: ifs films at Filmschauplätze NRW

Eight ifs films, including very current and a few older ones, will be screened at this year’s Filmschauplätze NRW of the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW as supporting films: The graduation films “Flocke & Proschinski” (18.07. in Herne), “Es war schoen” (05.08. in Castrop-Rauxel) and “Heimspiel” (12.08. in Rees), the animated films “Heinz” (13.08. in Kamp-Lintfort) […]

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