Camps & Workshops (English)

The ifs offers a wide spectrum of further education opportunities for film professionals and film enthusiasts from related fields, ranging from fulltime programs lasting several months to extra-occupational courses to workshops lasting several days. 
Participants are provided with everything they require for their future work: specific technical and specialized knowledge, hands-on experience, and an ideal environment to develop and explore their creative skills and capabilities.

Once a year, the various film departments of the ifs offer a range of compact, in-depth workshops and lectures for film and media professionals in the frame of further educational camps – compacted over the course of one week.

Through its flexible further education programs on offer, the ifs continues to adapt anew to the developments of the film and television industry.

Workshop »Powerful openings – Memorable endings«

How to hook your audience from page one and later send them away with a scene they will never forget.

Duration: 1 – 2 November 2019
Tom Abrams
Target Group:
This workshop aims at screenwriters, directors, producers, executives and anyone involved in the story development process. A set number of places is reserved for alumni of the ifs’ long-term programs and current students.
Application deadline: October 24, 2019
Application documents [PDF]


»Summer School Screenwriting«

The Summer School Screenwriting supports writers in finding and
voicing their vision, providing them with useful tools and essential
screenwriting skills. In the end of the three-week course, participants
will have developed a screenplay for a short film or a written
work of comparable scope.

Keith Cunningham, Alexander Daus
August 19 – September 6, 2019
Application deadline: May 24, 2019
Further Information [PDF]
Application documents [PDF]