We are one of the leading full study and professional training institutions for media professionals in Germany.
Our range of study programmes includes internationally recognised and accredited Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes, which we offer in cooperation with the TH Köln. The intensive cooperation with experienced lecturers from media practice and media science guarantees students a first-class and industry-related education with individual and intensive support.
In addition, we offer practice-oriented professional training opportunities for media professionals - from the European Showrunner Programme to the Summer School Comedy and the Masterclass Non-Fiction.
The ifs was founded in 2000 as a non-profit company on the initiative of the NRW state government and the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW. The sole principal partner is the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.
As a training institution for the creatives of tomorrow, we are aware of our special social and societal responsibility - whether it is to reflect the diversity of our society in front of and behind the camera or to anchor sustainability in all areas of the ifs. We are continuously working on this.
Mediasphere Meetup at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
MA Digital Narratives students presented prototypes they developed during their Production Exercise 1
Excursion of the MA Digital Narratives students
Exhibition »WORLDBUILDING: Video Games and Art in the Digital Age«
New industry partners support Master's programme in »Entertainment Producing«
»Entertainment Producing« Master's programme for future entertainment producers for the second time in September 2023
Prof. Ciro Cappellari presents the MA Film
Application deadline: 04.06.2023
Production design with architect Willem-Jan Beeren
Insights into works from the fourth semester BA Film students
On the set of the graduation film »3 Dinge«
Behind the scenes of the graduation film from the Master Film
Welcome to Netflix!
Exciting insights into the strategies of Netflix Germany
Abschlussprojekt: Yuraq Janka / Cordillera Blanca
Cordillera Blanca relays on 4 different platforms: a Website, a documentary film, a book and an exhibition concept.
This Is Us People at the ifs
Regionally anchored and internationally networked - at the ifs we work with lecturers, students and institutions from many countries around the world.
Industrial charm with state-of-the-art equipment: Our domicile in the Schanzenstraße media quarter offers an excellent learning environment on a redeveloped industrial site - in modern premises with loft character and the best technical equipment: with Dolby Atmos cinema, spacious film studio with workshop, professional cinema mixing, editing suites and fully equipped VFX workstations.