Mission Statement

With its program profile, the ifs internationale filmschule köln sees itself as a motor and incubator of innovation that arises from the spirit of creativity. The ifs internationale filmschule köln aims to offer students in North Rhine-Westphalia a high-quality and future-oriented artistic education for various professions in film, television and the new media with its undergraduate study programs. Artistic and social innovation through research and development is the goal of the further study programs at the ifs.

The ifs further education programs for media professionals build on existing qualifications and increase their chances on the labour market. The focus of the program development is on the highest quality in teaching and research as well as comprehensive competence of the lecturers, in addition to the flexibility, topicality and future orientation of all curricula. Teaching at the ifs means: studying and learning in small groups, in intensive and individual supervision, in close interaction of theory and practice.

At the ifs, a collaborative working style is taught and lived. The ifs actively helps its graduates with the job market networking and is both a fixed point and a meeting place in an eventful industry. Numerous international cooperation and networks at the ifs enable intercultural learning and production experiences. ifs graduates are capable of independent, creative and entrepreneurial action. Our graduates are ready to take on responsibility. As artists and creatives, they offer an important contribution to shaping the future of our society. We want to help ensure that the world is open to our graduates.