For professional filmmakers or film enthusiasts from related fields, the ifs offers a wide range of further education opportunities, from vocational training courses to workshops lasting several days. In these workshops the participants* receive everything they need for their future work: specific technical knowledge, hands-on experience, and an ideal environment to develop and explore their creative skills and capabilities. With its flexible offer, the ifs is constantly reorienting itself to the developments in the film and television industry.

The following programs will be held in German.

Masterclass Entertainment

Practice-oriented training program for entertainment producers
Next start: October 2020
Find more information here (German).

Masterclass Non-Fiction

Documentary storytelling in a variety of formats is still a trend – in the cinema as well as on various TV stations and on the Internet. Classical documentary is combined with fictional elements and visual effects. One and the same topic can be designed and formatted completely differently – depending on the target group. In the Masterclass Non-Fiction, participants develop their individual film ideas tailored to the German, European or international market – accompanied by internationally renowned lecturers.
Next start: November 2020
Find more in information here (German).


Working in front of the camera requires thorough preparation and examination of the role. In the everyday work of a film production, the actors are given considerably less time than in the theatre to work on the core of a scene. In the ifs acting workshops and workouts, actors are given the opportunity to improve their own tools and their work in front of and with the camera among colleagues. Participants can expand their »acting space« in many ways in order to be prepared for their work in shooting and casting. They are supported by selected directors, acting teachers and casting directors.

Some of the workshops take place within the framework of the ifs further education camps and allow for exchange and networking beyond the content impulses. The workouts take place twice a year on Wednesdays from 18.00 o’clock with a changing focus. The training is aimed at full-time actresses who want to continuously train or improve their performance in front of the camera in the time between two engagements.

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