Showrunner Morgan Gendel at the ifs

The »Writers’ Room« method is now also being used more and more in this country for the development of drama series. But what exactly is the difference between a team of authors and a Writers’ Room? Why do functioning Writers’ Rooms not only form the basis for particularly efficient work but also for outstanding quality? […]

Call for application: BA FILM

The Bachelor’s degree in Film focuses on teaching artistic, scientific and craft basics for professional filmmaking. The selectable specializations are Screenwriting, Directing, Creative Producing, Directing of Photography, Editing Image & Sound, VFX & Animation, Production Design. An information evening will take place on March 27th at the ifs and an information session as part of […]

Jutta Pohlmann is the new professor for Director of Photography

The new year also sees the start of a new professor at the ifs internationale filmschule köln: Jutta Pohlmann is the first camerawoman to take up the ifs professorship for Camera – Director of Photography with a focus on feature films. More information can be found in the press release.

PERFECTING YOUR PITCH with Kathie Fong Yoneda

Kathie Fong Yoneda Kathie Fong Yoneda has worked in film and television for more than 30 years. She has held executive positions at Disney, Touchstone, Disney TV Animation, Paramount Pictures Television, and Island Pictures, specializing in development and story analysis of both live-action and animation projects. She is an internationally known seminar leader on screenwriting […]

Apply now for the Master’s program in Digital Narratives

The application phase for the 3rd year of the international Master’s program in Digital Narratives, which starts in the winter semester of 2020, runs until the beginning of March and enables committed media and cultural practitioners to engage artistically and scientifically with narratives in digital culture and digital media. The two-year course combines theoretical questions […]

LABEL ME won the Prix du Public / Audience Award

The ifs graduation film LABEL ME is on an international festival tour. After several screenings in the USA and UK (ImageOut LGBT Film Festival in Rochester New York, Arab Film Festival in San Francisco, OUTfest in Los Angeles and Raindance Festival in London) it is now shown for the first time in France at the […]

»Managed Magic – How to design a writers’ room« with Morgan Gendel

In the age of streaming services and serialized TV shows, collaborative writing is not only more desirable than ever – it’s a necessity. That’s because the creative goals of any single episode are subordinate to the immense effort of telling a season-long story. But what is the difference between a writing team and a writers’ […]

Orange your city – Zonta says No!

Orange your city – join in and set an orange sign! On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the ifs international filmschool would also like to make a statement and participate in the worldwide campaign »Orange your City – say NO to violence against women«, an initiative of ZONTA SAYS NO. […]

Editor Tim Squyres at the ifs

Nice to meet you! Tim Squyres, the two-time Oscar nominated editor, was a guest at ifs for the seminar “3D Editing and Working with VFX”. After a case study on the award-winning film “Life of Pi”, he gave the editing students further insights into his work. Click here for more insights.

Welcome new class of the »MA 3D Animation for Films & Games«

Welcome to our website! We welcome the new vintage of the “MA 3D Animation for Film & Games”. The students come from Egypt, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, India and Nigeria. In the seminar with ifs professor Rolf Mütze they developed first ideas and characters. Please click on the pic to get further insights. Click here […]