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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New Entertainment Program Launched

The ifs has launched a new training program for TV entertainment producers. The practice-oriented and industry-oriented qualification offer is intended to counter the current lack of skilled workers in the industry with an offer tailored specifically to the needs of non-fictional entertainment production. Furthermore, the aim is to ensure the sustainable development of the industry […]

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»ROAN« awarded at the Feminist Film Week

The documentary received the AUDIENCE AWARD at the premiere of the ifs film »ROAN« at the Berlin Feminist Film Week (7.-13.3.). In the film ROAN (R: Thuy Trang Nguyen, K: Katarzyna Mazur, Ann-Katrin Pauly, E: Ebru Sara Bilen) the tender relationship between a Vietnamese grandmother and her granddaughter, who was born and raised in Germany, […]

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