February 23, 2011

IFS Internationale Filmschule Koln: Call For Applications

ifs internationale filmschule köln
May 31, 2011
June 2011
WS 2011/12
July 2013

Program Information
This program offers writers an environment in which to develop scripts for an international market that are not only innovative, but also commercially viable. The program’s key objective is to strengthen the economic and creative viability of European writers, and offers access to an exclusive European network while encouraging intensive dialogue between students.

Students will complete two feature film scripts during the course of the program. At the end of the program the affiliated institutions will be able to assist with acquiring development and production agreements for suitable scripts for venues such as the Berlin Film Festival, Cannes and, if appropriate, the American Film Market in Los Angeles.

Small groups of a maximum of 8 students work closely with scholars and professionals on their projects. Faculty consists of eminent professionals in the field. In addition to working with their advisors, students will have the opportunity to participate in the events of the ifs Film Studies BA Program, which involves working closely with renowned professionals from around the world including Tom Abrams, Nancy Bishop, David Bordwell, Nick Broomfield, Keith Cunningham, Laurie Hutzler,
Phil Parker, and Thomas Schlesinger.

• The program will be taught entirely in English.
• It is a fulltime study program consisting of four semesters.
• Students spend three semesters alternately in one of the three countries.

The MA Screenwriting curriculum is a cohesive program that consists of visual scriptwriting, contemporary genre, storytelling and the moving image, all considered in a historical, social and industrial context.

Our Motto: Writers Write
Students in the program are required to write a minimum of:
• Two feature-length screenplays
• One short film script

Some completed short film scripts may be produced by the affiliated film schools.
Upon completing the 3-month core sequence of screenwriting courses, students are given the option to complete their writing in their home countries under close guidance and consultation with their advisors.

Semester One
September – November 2011 at the University of Applied Sciences, Tampere, Finland
Storytelling and the Moving Image: The Short Film, Forms and Genres in Film.

Semester Two
February – May 2012 at the University of Salford, Manchester, UK
Storytelling and the Moving Image: The Feature Film.

Semester Three
September – November 2012 at the ifs internationale filmschule köln, Cologne, Germany
Advanced Storytelling and Visual Narratives: First and Second Feature Film.
(Second Feature is the MA Film Script)

Semester Four
February – May 2013
Completion of the MA Film Script.

Students who successfully complete all their course work will graduate in July 2013 with a
Master’s Degree in Arts (MA). The degree is granted by the University of Salford.

Julia Grünewald
Head of Department Screenwriting

[email protected]
+ 49 221 920188-17

ifs internationale filmschule köln
Werderstr. 1
50672 Cologne / Germany

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