ifs-film of the week: Kriegerstock

#20jahreifs On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the ifs presents a #ifsfilmderwoche online every Tuesday. The graduation film »Kriegerstock« (2009) by Joseph Lippok (Director), Nathan Raimann (Screenplay) and Tobias Leveringhaus (Production) from the 3rd cohort is the 13th in the series. The short feature film was made in co-production with Bayerischer Rundfunk and was […]

09.07.: Graduation of the MA Digital Narratives

The participants in the second year of the international Master’s programme in Digital Narratives complete their studies this semester. On 09.07. the handing over of the Master’s certificates will take place – due to Corona in a small scale. They will present their interactive and/or cross-media final projects – from web series and games to […]

Application period starts: Masterclass Non-Fiction

From now on interested documentary filmmakers can apply for the Masterclass Non-Fiction at the ifs. The Masterclass is an in-service training course consisting of 11 weekend modules of 32 teaching days and a four-day congress module. Application deadline: 30 September 2020 Programme start: 13 November 2020 Programme duration: November 2020 – November 2021 Here you […]


»The death of George Floyd affects us all – and is only the tip of the iceberg. At the weekend, Cologne set an impressive example against racism. We would like to join this: There is no place for racism at the ifs. We also stand up for diversity and equal treatment in our structures and […]

ifs-film of the week: Home Game

  #20jahreifs On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the ifs presents a #ifsfilmderwoche online every Tuesday. The eight film in the series is the graduation film »Home Game« (2009) by Bogdana Vera Lorenz (director), Max Permantier (producer) und René Schumacher (screenplay), from the 3rd year of the bachelor’s program in film. The drama with […]

»Bad Banks« in the MA Serial Storytelling

We are pleased to be able to welcome smaller groups of students to attendance events at the ifs again from this week on, in individual cases and in compliance with the hygiene protection measures. Today and on Friday, dramaturge and guest lecturer Alkioni Valsari is preparing, together with the students of the MA Serial Storytelling, […]

ifs-film of the week: Suspect

#20jahreifs On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the ifs presents a #ifsfilmderwoche online every Tuesday. The sixth film in the series is the graduation film »Der Verdacht« (2007) by Felix Hassenfratz (director and screenplay) and Mathias Casanova (producer) from the 2nd year of the bachelor’s programme in film. This exciting drama won the German […]

Apply now: Summer School Screenwriting Advanced

Summer, sun, screenwriting! For the first time, the Summer School Screewriting Advanced (01./02. and 08./09.08.) is aimed at advanced authors. Under the title »The Rewrite«, the focus will be on the targeted reworking of your own screenplays. Authors who already have a solid foundation can apply until 15 June. More information and registration here.

Simone Stewens takes her leave as chief executive director of ifs

Farewell at the ifs: Simone Stewens headed the ifs for 18 years. Today, April 30th, she says goodbye as managing director of the ifs and will henceforth dedicate herself to new projects. With a great deal of passion she has built up and expanded the ifs into one of the most recognised German training and […]

UPDATE on the Coronavirus

***In order to protect students, teachers, staff and guests of the ifs in its best possible way, the majority of courses at the ifs is still held online. For course content that cannot be taught online, the ifs is planning a gradual return to attendance courses with appropriate protective measures from 18 May onwards. The […]

2nd Call for the Master’s program in Digital Narratives

For applicants from the EU and from countries with visa exemption there is still the possibility to apply for the international Master’s program Digital Narratives until 30 June, which will start in the winter semester 2020. The two-year course combines theoretical questions from media and cultural studies with creative processes in narrations and design. Creative digital […]