Awake

Audience Award at Canneseries Festival for series »Awake« from ifs alumni

Congratulations! The Serbian series »Kljun«(»Awake«), written by ifs MA Serial Storytelling alumni Ljubica Lukovic and Matija Dragojevic, received the Audience Award in the official competition at Canneseries Festival! In the crime series, which premiered at the Canneseries Festival (08.-13.10.2021), detective Sonja Kljun not only uncovers a dangerous conspiracy, but must also confront her own past… […]

#myworld360: AR experience »Hear me out« by ifs-students

The AR experience »Hear me out« – created by the MA Digital Narratives students Alexandra Tamayo and Eliane Eid and Hady Ayman, student in the MA 3D Animtion for Film & Games, – is selected for the »MY World 360°« collection. »Hear me out« is an AR experience documenting gender-based violence through data visualisation. Throughout […]

Welcome new students of the MA SERIAL STORYTELLING

A VERY WARM WELCOME! With 15 international media professionals from Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Iran, Israel, UK, and Germany, the fifth class of the successful master’s program »Serial Storytelling« starts today at the ifs – under the direction by Prof. Joachim Friedmann. We are looking forward to exciting series projects and wish all participants a great […]

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 […]

Myriad. Where we connect

Prof. Lena Thiele celebrates world premiere in Venice with VR Experience

Premiere at the Lido! The virtual reality experience on global animal migration, »MYRIAD. Where we connect«, celebrates its world premiere in the competition of the »Venice VR Expanded« series of the 78th Venice International Film Festival (1-11 September). ifs Prof. Lena Thiele (MA Digital Narratives) is responsible for the project as author, director and creative […]

#lola21: ifs-Professors and Alumni nominated for the German Film Award 2021

Congratulations! On August 19 the nominations for the German Film Award 2021 were announced. The drama »Fabian oder Der Gang vor die Hunde« by ifs professor Dominik Graf is nominated in ten categories – including »Best Feature Film« and »Best Director« as well as »Best Production Design« and »Best Costume Design«. The ifs graduates Nora […]

»Facing Krampus« wins three awards at the Horror Film Awards

The graduation film »Facing Krampus« (2018) won three awards at this year’s Horror Film Awards in Slovakia. Congratulations! Alumna  Raphaela Selge (BA Directing) won in the category BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR. Maximilian Rodegra, graduate in BA Editing Picture & Sound, received the award in the category BEST EDITOR. The award for BEST SET DESIGN went to […]

Graduate awarded for production design in »The Queen’s Gambit«

Sabine Schaaf – alumna of the further training in set design and lecturer in the BA program Production Design – won an award in the category BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN DECOR/DESIGN OF A TELEVISION MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES for her work as a set decorator in the series »The Queen’s Gambit«. The awards were presented by […]

Uli Hanisch Scott Frank

To rewatch: »ifs Encounters« with Scott Frank and Prof. Uli Hanisch

Those who missed the »ifs Encounters« with Scott Frank and Prof. Uli Hanisch in June can get an insight into the successful collaboration between showrunner Scott Frank and production designer and ifs Prof. Uli Hanisch on the award-winning Netflix series »The Queen’s Gambit«. In the conversation with moderator Elina Gakou-Gomba (series author and ifs alumna), […]

Tinika Sehsüchte Festival

ifs alumni win prize for the best pitch at the Sehsüchte film festival

At the end of the 50th International Student Film Festival Sehsüchte in Potsdam, the award winners were chosen: ifs alumni Julia Klier and Christoph Krüger (MA Serial Storytelling) were awarded the prize for the best pitch for their free series project »Tinika« and convinced the jury with their confidence and good research. The jury praised […]

»Mona & Parviz« in Cannes

It’s off to Cannes for the short film »Mona & Parviz« from the 3rd semester of the BA Film. The drama was selected for the GERMAN SHORT FILMS Part 2 Compilation and can therefore also be seen at the Cannes International Film Festival in the Video Library of the Short Film Corner. The film festival […]