Ma Digital Narratives

Call for Applications: MA Digital Narratives

Call for Application! Apply now for the 4th year of the MA Digital Narratives, which will start in the winter semester 2022. The international master’s program focuses on the critical examination and experimentation with narrative and production techniques for digital media – with a special emphasis on immersive technologies. In four semesters, dedicated media professionals […]

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!  

MA 3D Animation for Film & Games

MA 3D Animation for Film & Games – Application phase & Online Info Events

The application phase for the fifth cohort of the part-time master’s program »3D Animation for Film & Games«, which starts in September 2022, runs until March 31. The cross-media course for 3D animation is jointly organized by the ifs and the Cologne Game Lab of the TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences). On January 18th […]

17.-19.11.: »Clash of Realities Conference«

Starting tomorrow, the international research conference on games »Clash of Realities« again invites to interdisciplinary exchange. Due to the pandemic, the 11th edition was divided into three parts. Part I already took place at the end of 2020 and Part II in summer 2021. Tomorrow, Part III will start with an »Immersive Gaming x Cultural […]

Alisa Kolosova & Lukas Röder

HOFER GOLD PRIZE for the graduation film »Charly«

Congrats! HOFER GOLD PRIZE of the Friedrich Baur Foundation awarded by the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts in memoriam Heinz Badewitz 2021 goes this year in equal parts to to the director Alisa Kolosova  for her film CHARLY and Lukas Röder for his film BRAIN TATTOO. The HOFER GOLDPREIS of the Friedrich Baur Foundation awarded […]

Review: ifs at the Film Festival Cologne 2021

This year, the ifs internationale filmschule köln once again represented at the Film Festival Cologne as a cooperation partner with events: The »European Series Day« (21.10.) highlighted series trends and gave a preview of tomorrow’s series. For the first time, current alumni presented their final projects at the series pitch of the MA Serial Storytelling […]

Storytelling in Media

»Storytelling for Media« by ifs Prof. Dr. Joachim Friedmann published in English

After the great success of the German-language edition, the book »Storytelling for Media« by ifs Prof. Dr. Joachim Friedmann has now also been published in English. In the German-speaking world, it has soon established itself as a standard work on the subject of storytelling in academic discourse. This well-founded introduction to the strategies of storytelling […]

At the panel, in the stream and in the cinema: news from the profs

ifs Prof. Jennifer Mival will be a panelist at the panel »Team Germany: In the Race for Streamers« at the Mediatech Hub Conference at Studio Babelsberg on November 11 at 4 pm. The feature film »Hyperland« (director: Mario Sixtus) can be streamed at the Hofer Filmtage until November 7. ifs professor Hajo Schomerus is responsible […]