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Principal Partner

Sole principal partner of the ifs Internationale Filmschule Koeln is the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.

State of NRW

The ifs is mainly financed by a grant from the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia, by the Film- und Medienstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, subsidies from the film and television industry and by participation fees.

TH Köln

The ifs offers its study programs in cooperation with the Technical University of Cologne (TH Köln). This cooperation allows the ifs to offer study programs at academic level and expands the TH's portfolio with media-oriented study programs. According to the cooperation agreement, the ifs, as a private educational institution, is responsible for the conception and implementation of any accredited study programs in the field of film and media education, while the TH Cologne awards the academic degrees and ensures the equivalence of the study programs.
For ifs students, the cooperation with TH Köln offers many advantages. For example, they can enroll as regular students of the TH and thus have access to the services of the university of applied sciences. These include various counseling services, such as general student counseling, studying with children, and studying with disabilities. In addition, enrolled students receive a semester ticket, can participate in university sports, and apply for the student union dormitory places.

The ifs is not only one of the most outstanding and vital film schools in Germany, but also in Europe. The Film- und Medienstiftung NRW is therefore happy to be a shareholder of the ifs out of conviction. We will continue to expand our cooperation with the Cologne colleagues in the future, because the entire country and the entire industry benefit from the creativity and innovative spirit that comes from Schanzenstrasse.

Walid Nakschbandi

Chairman of the ifs‘ shareholder meetings and Head of the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

Walid Nakschbandi
© Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

MA Entertainment Producing

Initiated and supported by

With their commitment, the partner companies support the study program and the students - among other things as scholarship providers and lecturers.

Cooperation Partners

Masterclass Comedy

Main Supporter

Further Partners

Masterclass Entertainment

Partners & Supporters

Masterclass Non-Fiction 2020-2021

Cooperation Partners

European Showrunner Programme

Funded by

Industry Partner

Media Partner

Partners Think Tanks and Network

Associated Training Programmes

Scholarship provider for the Deutschlandstipendium

Young Talent Foundation Berlin

Young Talent Foundation

Further sponsors and partners

The Friends of the ifs Society

The Friends of the ifs Society of the ifs internationale filmschule köln e. V. administers the study fund of the ifs and awards scholarships and loans to students.