We are one of the leading full study and professional training institutions for media professionals in Germany.
Our range of study programmes includes internationally recognised and accredited Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes, which we offer in cooperation with the TH Köln. The intensive cooperation with experienced lecturers from media practice and media science guarantees students a first-class and industry-related education with individual and intensive support.
In addition, we offer practice-oriented professional training opportunities for media professionals - from the European Showrunner Programme to the Summer School Comedy and the Masterclass Non-Fiction.
The ifs was founded in 2000 as a non-profit company on the initiative of the NRW state government and the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW. The sole principal partner is the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.
As a training institution for the creatives of tomorrow, we are aware of our special social and societal responsibility - whether it is to reflect the diversity of our society in front of and behind the camera or to anchor sustainability in all areas of the ifs. We are continuously working on this.
In-service training on non-fictional entertainment
Best Practice: Sustainable implementation of a set construction
European Showrunner Training presents varying approaches to casting, working with casting agents, and working with actors
The ifs participates in the worldwide campaign
Workshop at the #ELIABiennial2022 Conference
Audience Award for »Allen Zweifeln zum Trotz« (Against All Odds)
Great ifs events as part of the festival
Regionally anchored and internationally networked - at the ifs we work with lecturers, students and institutions from many countries around the world.
Industrial charm with state-of-the-art equipment: Our domicile in the Schanzenstraße media quarter offers an excellent learning environment on a redeveloped industrial site - in modern premises with loft character and the best technical equipment: with Dolby Atmos cinema, spacious film studio with workshop, professional cinema mixing, editing suites and fully equipped VFX workstations.