Here you will find insights into events around the ifs internationale filmschule köln, which took place in English.


09.10.: 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.
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21.08.: »Summer School Screenwriting« with Keith Cunningham

Since yesterday the “Summer School Screenwriting” with Keith Cunningham (Screenwriter, Head Writer, Script Consultant) takes place at the ifs. During the three-week program, 13 prospective authors* will receive an intensive and entertaining introduction to the art of visual storytelling. Please click on the pic to get further insights.


06.07.: Final Presentation MA Serial Storytelling

Following the awarding of certificates, the graduates of the Master’s program Serial Storytelling pitched their final projects in front of an interested industry audience. The genre ranged from dramedy to neon-noir-animation to mystery thriller…
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06.-08.03: 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 research and teaching and in the cinematic work of students. After the first part of the conference at the Nederlandse Filmacademie in Amsterdam was about taking stock of European film schools, the focus of the Cologne conference was on how concrete changes can be implemented in curricula and university structures. Keynote speakers at the conference were Mark Terkessidis (author, journalist and migration researcher) and screenwriter and media artist Prof. Sylke Rene Meyer (California State University, LA).


Website of the conference:

Here you can find some impressions of the conference in Cologne:
Opening Event
 / Conference Day 1 /  Conference Day 2

Find here the link to the video for more insights (video by Thorsten Gruna).