What kind of research do casting directors perform in order to find the right cast? How do they find the right actors and what does an actor has to do to succeed? The ifs international film school cologne hosts on the initiative of the producer/actor Lars von Saldern in cooperation with the Cologne Conference and energetically supported by Tina Thiele and her online service www.casting-network.de, a casting event causing occasion for actors to present themselves to casting directors and other guests as directors and commissioning editors in a casual discussion framework. The ifs offers the platform on the occasion of the presentation of the German Casting Award. Up to 12 casting decision makers meet 36 actors during the Cast In and Find Out session and receive a personal impression of the person behind his resume and show reel. Any professional actor with or without representation was eligible to submit himself for this event. The actual participating actors have been selected by the participating casting guests.