People On Sunday 2010

Joint SUMMER SCHOOL of the UCLA Film School and the ifs internationale filmschule köln

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ifs internationale filmschule köln gmbh not only wants to stimulate young talents but also aims to impart all the vital knowledge and skills required to professionally realize inspiring ideas into films.

With the start of the film studies program with a specialization in screenwriting, directing and creative producing in 2002, ifs internationale filmschule köln has transformed itself from a mere further education school for film and TV professionals to a full study and further education institution serving both those just making their first steps in the film world and experienced professionals aiming to gain further qualifications.

A franchise contract concluded with the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne has made it possible to offer the students of ifs an internationally acclaimed academic degree. Within the framework of this contract, the film studies program at ifs has become recognized as a B.A. in Film Studies since the summer of 2004. This has made ifs internationale filmschule köln the first publicly funded film school in Germany to offer the international “Bachelor of Arts” degree.

Small numbers of students and intensive supervision in an exciting atmosphere of experimentation and creativity are the outstanding factors that mark the in total 4 study programs and 10 further education programs (from Mobile Animation Content to Costume Design, from Make-up and Film Editing to Acting and Set Design). The synthesis between theoretical and practical education, a tight collaboration and network between the study and further education programs in particular projects, and a connection to socially relevant disciplines are characteristics that decisively shape the concept on which ifs is built.

The UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television (TFT), is one of the twelve schools within UCLA. It is located in Los Angeles, California, USA, and is unique in that it combines all three (theatre, film and television) of these aspects into a single school. According to the Princeton Review/Gourman Report, the undergraduate programs in theatre, film, and television are ranked first out of 500 nationally, while the graduate programs are usually found within the top 3, according to the U.S. News & World Report. Among the school’s resources are the Geffen Playhouse and the UCLA Film and Television Archive, the largest university-based archive of its kind in the world. The Archive constitutes one of the largest collections of media materials in the United States – second only to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Its vaults hold more than 220,000 motion picture and television titles and 27 million feet of newsreel footage.

The School’s total enrollment, in 2003, consisted of 310 students out of 3,688 applicants (8.4%). With 140 faculty members teaching 410 undergrads, and 390 grad students, the student to teacher ratio is about 6:1.

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The joint Summer School of the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) and the ifs internationale filmschule köln brings together young American and German filmmakers - directors, producers, cinematographers. In mixed German-American teams they are shooting several shorts about city life in Cologne.


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    From the UCLA:
    Lucas Mireless, 2nd Year Director
    Iliana Sosa, Director
    Jeanne Tyson, 3rd Year Director of Photography
    Leigh Underwood, 2nd Year Director of Photography
    Ryan Slattery, Producer

    From the ifs:
    Nancy Mac Granaky-Quaye, Director
    Johannes F. Sievert, Director
    Christopher Becker, Producer

    From the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts:
    Nina Frey, Director of Photography
    Jens Nolte, Director of Photography

    'Making Of' of the Project:
    Paul Pieck
    Nicole Schmeier


    ifs internationale filmschule köln gmbh
    Schanzenstraße 28
    51063 Köln

    T +49 (0) 221 - 92 01 88 - 0
    F +49 (0) 221 - 92 01 88 - 99

    Geschäftsführung: Simone Stewens, Rainer Weiland

    Amtsgericht Köln | HRB 32573