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Professional training in acting at the ifs starts again

Actors can now apply for the acting workout and casting workshop in autumn

In the field of acting, the ifs International Film School Cologne is once again offering regular workouts and workshops on selected topics. In addition to the content-related impulses, the offers also enable professional exchange and networking.

The acting workout "From Zero to One Hundred" with actor, director and coach Hanfried Schüttler will kick off on 11 September.
In the weekly workout, professional actors have the opportunity to continuously train or deepen their acting skills in front of the camera.
How do you maintain your playful lightness and remain open and responsive despite pressure on the set? How do you succeed - even in daytime roles - in giving a character the necessary authenticity on set through concrete behaviour? These and other questions are the focus of the workout, which takes place once a week from 11 September to 13 November.

Hanfried Schüttler is, among other things, the former director of the acting school of the theatre Der Keller. He has been a coach since 2006, among others for UFA Serial Drama, elsani film, Wiedemann & Berg.
Casting director Johanna Hellwig (Dayanir & Hellwig Casting) will be a guest on one of the evenings. Actors can apply until 25 August.

In October, from the 13th to the 15th, there will be a three-day acting workshop with casting director Uwe Bünker entitled "The challenges of good casting preparation".
Uwe Bünker will coach the participating actors and actresses and give them practical tips for future castings: What does good preparation look like? What are the do's and don'ts? In the process, the participants get to know the caster's point of view, understand their way of working and use it for their own preparation. Another focus is on the topic of "presence development", which is so important for actors. In the theoretical part of the workshop, Uwe Bünker explains how casting works in the fields of film, TV and advertising and looks at vitae, photos and showreels. In the practical part, casting situations are simulated and analysed with all participants.

Nadja Radojevic, Managing Director of the ifs: "Working in front of the camera requires an intensive examination of the role. In the everyday work of a film production, however, actors usually have little time to work out the core of a scene. We are very pleased that - after a long break - we are once again giving actors the opportunity to learn about working in front of and with the camera among their colleagues and with experienced lecturers".

The new programme coordinator for professional training in acting at the ifs is the actress Madeleine Krakor.

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