Uli Hanisch ADG Award

Uli Hanisch honored with ADG »Excellence in Production Design Award«

ifs professor Uli Hanisch has been honored for his work as production designer on the Netflix series »The Queen’s Gambit« at the ADG »Excellence in Production Design Award« in the Television Movie or Limited Series category. The awards were presented this year for the 25th time by the Art Directors Guild to outstanding production designers […]

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ifs is partner of Eureka Series training program

The ifs is one of the partner schools of the new, European training program Eureka Series, which is carried out together with the French festival Séries Mania in Lille as well as the film schools La Fémis (France), ECAM The Madrid Film School (Spain), Lodz Film School (Poland), Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (Italy) and Westerdals […]

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Golden Globe for »The Queen’s Gambit« – ifs-Prof. Uli Hanisch responsible for production design

The Netflix series »The Queen’s Gambit« was awarded a Golden Globe in the category Best Television Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made For Television. ifs professor Uli Hanisch is responsible for the impressive production design of the award-winning series. Also involved were graduates Sabine Schaaf (Set Decorator), Daniel Chour and Thorsten Klein (Art […]

Jennifer Mival

Jennifer Mival is newly appointed professor for the master’s program in »Entertainment Producing« at the ifs

Jennifer Mival was appointed professor at the beginning of the application period for the new master’s program in »Entertainment Producing« at the ifs internationale filmschule köln. Mival has come from Netflix where she was responsible for the new program division of Non-Fiction Original Series for the German-speaking market and Scandinavia. She had previously served in […]

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The ifs wishes a Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! A busy and exciting year 2020 is coming to an end and the ifs is also taking a Christmas break: from 23.12.2020 to 03.01.20201 the ifs will be closed. We wish everyone a relaxing and wonderful holiday season – and a happy new year. Stay healthy!

ifs Film of the week: If we are already here

#20jahreifs On the occasion of its 20th anniversary the ifs presents a #ifsfilmderwoche online every Tuesday. With the short film »Wenn wir schon mal hier sind« (2017) from the 2nd semester – by Simon Schneider (director, production), Henry Streberg (screenplay), Apostolos Sivridis (production), Tim Egner (editing), Jessica Kaczmarek (production design, costume design) and Sophie Daugsch […]

20th Anniversary of the ifs

In 2020, the ifs turned 20 years old! We would have loved to celebrate the anniversary with you, but due to the pandemic that was unfortunately not possible. In the course of this year, we have presented films and milestones from 20 years of ifs online. We have summarized them here for you to look […]

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ifs film of the week: Otto

#20jahreifs On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the ifs presents a #ifsfilmoftheweek online every Tuesday. »OTTO« (2018) from the 3rd semester by Sebastian Kellermann (director, VFX), and Jonas Jablonski (sound design) is the 36th ifs film of the week. The animated film screened at the Hofer Filmtage and the Int. Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart, among others. […]

#20jahreifs: Anniversary and new director

#20jahreifs The ifs turns 20! Over the next few weeks we will be reviewing selected milestones from the history of the ifs. We have dug through analogue and digital treasures and compiled memories from 20 years: The founding of the school, groundbreaking programme developments, new domiciles, filming highlights, exciting collaborations as well as numerous unforgettable […]

ifs-film of the week: ROAN

On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the ifs presents a #ifsfilmderwoche online every Tuesday. »ROAN« (2018) from the 3rd semester by Thuy Trang Nguyen (director, production), Ann-Katrin Pauly (director of photography) and Ebru Sara Bilen (editing) is the 35th ifs film of the week. The documentary film won the »Audience Award« at the Berlin […]