10.07.: Final Presentation MA Serial Storytelling

Ten authors* from nine countries have researched and developed classic and innovative forms of serial storytelling in the ifs’ international Master’s programme Serial Storytelling over the past two years. On 10.07. the students of the 3rd year presented their master’s projects and other serial projects, which were developed in common Writers’ Rooms, to an industry […]


»Open Day« 2019

Open day at the ifs: On 6 July 2019, visitors received an insight into the study and further education programs offered by ifs: students from the current years and alumni presented examples of work from the individual programs. In discussions with lecturers, students, alumni and the ifs team, visitors were able to obtain comprehensive information […]


ifs-Alumni supported by Filmstiftung

Great news! We are very happy that numerous ifs alumni are supported with their projects by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW: The LGTBQ+ web series “Boy” (writer/director: Kai Kreuser), the sci-fi animated series “Kira, Kakerlake” (writer/director: Mick Mahler, production: Cedric Engels, Manuel Zilleken, book: Ruben Schlembach, animation: Cem Karayakas), the eight-part drama “Im Paradies” (book: […]


new entertainment program launched

The ifs has launched a new training program for TV entertainment producers. The practice-oriented and industry-oriented qualification offer is intended to counter the current lack of skilled workers in the industry with an offer tailored specifically to the needs of non-fictional entertainment production. Furthermore, the aim is to ensure the sustainable development of the industry […]

ifs internationale filmschule Köln - Summerschool

Summer, Sun, Screenwriting

From August 18. until September 6. the three-week “Summer School Screenwriting” with Keith Cunningham (Screenwriter, Head Writer, Script Consultant) takes place at ifs. The summer school addresses aspiring authors and provides an intense and entertaining introduction to the art of visual storytelling. Application deadline is May 24.

ifs internationale Fimschule Köln GEECT Conference

GEECT Conference »Embracing Diversity in European Film Schools«

In 2019, the ifs hosted the second part of the GEECT conference “Embracing Diversity in European Film Schools” in Cologne. In lectures and workshops, the conference focused on the question of how film schools can and should deal with topics such as cultural and social diversity, migration, demographic change and gender justice – both in […]