Vancouver Film School

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Vancouver Film School
Vancouver Film School logo.svg
Established1987 (1987)
PresidentJames Griffin
Location, ,
WebsiteVancouver Film School

Vancouver Film School (VFS) is a private entertainment arts school located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Founded in 1987, it has achieved international recognition.[1] The Vancouver Film School has campus locations around Downtown Vancouver and comprises six buildings.[2] As part of the school's 20th anniversary in 2007, in August 2006 one million dollars was set aside in scholarships for new students.[3] In March, 2008, Vancouver Film School and YouTube launched a competition for three full-tuition scholarships for the creators of the three videos submitted and voted as favorites by the YouTube community.[4]


VFS opened in January 1987 with a single class of six film students[5] and has steadily expanded since. Recent milestones in the school's history include hosting the annual Game Design Expo in Vancouver, which began in January 2007,[6] and partnering with YouTube to launch a 2008 scholarship competition for the creators of three videos submitted and voted upon by the YouTube community.[4]


VFS offers one-year, hands-on production programs,[7] including Film Production, 3D Animation & Visual Effects, Classical Animation, Acting for Film & Television, Digital Design, Entertainment Business Management, Foundation Visual Art & Design, Game Design, Makeup Design for Film & Television, Sound Design for Visual Media, and Writing for Film & Television. The school also runs a four-month Acting Essentials course and a 6-month Digital Character Animation program.[8]

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  2. ^ "Campuses - Life at Vancouver Film School". Archived from the original on 2006-10-19. Retrieved 2006-11-07.
  3. ^ "Press Room - - This is Vancouver Film School". Archived from the original on 2006-09-05. Retrieved 2006-11-07.
  4. ^ a b P, Sara. "The Vancouver Film School/YouTube Scholarship Competition". Retrieved May 30, 2011.
  5. ^ Shrimpton, James (August 17, 2007). "Vancouver: Welcome to Brollywood". Retrieved May 30, 2011.
  6. ^ Boyer, Brandon (January 16, 2007). "GCG Feature: 'Event Wrap Up: Game Design Expo 2007'". Retrieved May 30, 2011.
  7. ^ Wood, Jennifer (February 3, 2007). "Film Education on a Global Scale". Archived from the original on June 8, 2011. Retrieved May 30, 2011.
  8. ^ "Programms at VFS". Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  9. ^ Neil Kopp
  10. ^ Alec McClymont
  11. ^ Jim Meier
  12. ^ Chad Moffitt
  13. ^ "VFS Grad Wins Academy Award - Chad Moffitt is part of Peter Jackson's award-winning visual effects team for Lord of the Rings trilogy. - Digital Character Animation". Archived from the original on 2006-10-23. Retrieved 2006-11-07.
  14. ^ Interviews Askew
  15. ^ Kevin Smith Yahoo! Movies Bio
  16. ^ The Georgia Straight: Too Cool for School?
  17. ^ pt:Boris e Rufus
  18. ^ Animatrik

External links[edit]

Media related to Vancouver Film School at Wikimedia Commons