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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»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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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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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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ifs @ Film Festival Cologne

AI in Fiction, current projects and new series trends ifs at the Film Festival Cologne 2019 This year, the ifs internationale filmschule köln is again represented at the Film Festival Cologne as a cooperation partner with numerous events: The »ifs-Showcase« (11th Oct.) with get-together offers the opportunity to get to know young filmmakers from the […]

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Graduation Series has been selected for “Best Overall Script” at the Oaxaca Filmfest 2019 in Mexico

Congratulations to MA Serial Storytelling alumna Marina Bendocchi-Alves for making it to the finals of Oaxaca Filmfest’s screenplay competition. Her ifs graduation series GIVE ME THAT BECKY has been selected for “Best Overall Script” and is amongst the TOP TEN projects competing for the “Best Surreal TV Pilot” award. The renowned Central American film festival […]

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ifs film “LABEL ME” nominated for First Steps Award

Congratulations. The ifs graduation film “LABEL ME“ (Director/Screenplay: Kai Kreuser, Production: Jenny Lorenz-Kreindl, Sonja Keßler, DoP: Malte Hafner, Editing/Sounddesign: Tabea Hannappel) is nominated for the First Steps Award this year. In the category Medium-length feature film, “LABEL ME” competes with 5 other films for the prize endowed with 15,000 euros. In the drama “LABEL ME” […]

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