Apply now for the master’s program MA 3D Animation for Film & Games

The application period for the third year of the part-time Master’s programme 3D Animation for Film & Games, which starts in September, runs until 31 March. The cross-media study course for 3D animation is jointly organized by the ifs and the Cologne Game Lab of the TH Köln. On 18.02. and 10.03. there will be […]

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Jutta Pohlmann is the new professor for Director of Photography

The new year also sees the start of a new professor at the ifs internationale filmschule köln: Jutta Pohlmann is the first camerawoman to take up the ifs professorship for Camera – Director of Photography with a focus on feature films. More information can be found in the press release.

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PERFECTING YOUR PITCH with Kathie Fong Yoneda

Kathie Fong Yoneda Kathie Fong Yoneda has worked in film and television for more than 30 years. She has held executive positions at Disney, Touchstone, Disney TV Animation, Paramount Pictures Television, and Island Pictures, specializing in development and story analysis of both live-action and animation projects. She is an internationally known seminar leader on screenwriting […]

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Apply now for the Master’s program in Digital Narratives

The application phase for the 3rd year of the international Master’s program in Digital Narratives, which starts in the winter semester of 2020, runs until the beginning of March and enables committed media and cultural practitioners to engage artistically and scientifically with narratives in digital culture and digital media. The two-year course combines theoretical questions […]

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LABEL ME won the Prix du Public / Audience Award

The ifs graduation film LABEL ME is on an international festival tour. After several screenings in the USA and UK (ImageOut LGBT Film Festival in Rochester New York, Arab Film Festival in San Francisco, OUTfest in Los Angeles and Raindance Festival in London) it is now shown for the first time in France at the […]

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»Managed Magic – How to design a writers’ room« with Morgan Gendel

In the age of streaming services and serialized TV shows, collaborative writing is not only more desirable than ever – it’s a necessity. That’s because the creative goals of any single episode are subordinate to the immense effort of telling a season-long story. But what is the difference between a writing team and a writers’ […]

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Orange your city – Zonta says No!

Orange your city – join in and set an orange sign! On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the ifs international filmschool would also like to make a statement and participate in the worldwide campaign »Orange your City – say NO to violence against women«, an initiative of ZONTA SAYS NO. […]

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Editor Tim Squyres at the ifs

Nice to meet you! Tim Squyres, the two-time Oscar nominated editor, was a guest at ifs for the seminar “3D Editing and Working with VFX”. After a case study on the award-winning film “Life of Pi”, he gave the editing students further insights into his work. Click here for more insights.

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Welcome new class of the »MA 3D Animation for Films & Games«

Welcome to our website! We welcome the new vintage of the “MA 3D Animation for Film & Games”. The students come from Egypt, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, India and Nigeria. In the seminar with ifs professor Rolf Mütze they developed first ideas and characters. Please click on the pic to get further insights. Click here […]

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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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»Summer School Screenwriting« with Keith Cunningham

The “Summer School Screenwriting” with Keith Cunningham (Screenwriter, Head Writer, Script Consultant) took place at the ifs. During the three-week program, 13 prospective authors* received an intensive and entertaining introduction to the art of visual storytelling. Clicke here for more insights.  

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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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