VFS Special Events

There are many ways to connect with us, both on- and off-campus, in Vancouver or in your city. Roadshows, open house, information sessions... Our doors are always open.

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Sep 20

THE CIRCUIT: Planning a Festival Strategy for Your Short Film

A short film can be your calling card or a proof-of-concept that helps you finance a feature. Other filmmakers just love working in the medium and seeing where it takes them. And some want to win an Oscar. Either way, at some point, you’ll need to start planning your festival strategy.

Join us as a panel of Oscar nominated, award-winning directors, animators and filmmakers discuss what needs to get done to get your film seen. Following the discussion, you're invited to a mixer next door at the VFS cafe.

6 - 7:30 p.m. | Vancouver, BC | VFS Digital Design Campus | 420 Homer Street
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Sep 21
- Sep 22

Intro to 3D Animation Development Workshop

Explore 3D Animation in this intro to Maya workshop. Whether you're looking to learn Maya, or take meaningful steps into developing your portfolio for further post-secondary study in animation, this workshop is for you. Learn how to represent forces including weight and gravity, and create the illusion of character motion over time in Maya–industry standard animation software.

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Vancouver, BC | VFS Animation Campus | 151 W Cordova Street
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Sep 28
- Sep 29

Substance Designer Boot Camp

Master one of the most powerful 3D texturing applications in the world: Substance Designer. Give your portfolio a boost and take your career to the next level. 

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | 400 W Hastings St
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Sep 28

Creative Portfolio Development

Sign up for a free 15-minute personal development session with a member of our award-winning Animation School faculty.

We will help you develop a portfolio if you don't have one, discuss your creative career path options, and even better, we'll tell you if you're ready to apply to the VFS School of Animation & Visual Effects

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Vancouver, BC | VFS Animation Campus | 151 W Cordova Street
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Sep 28

VFS Open House | Vancouver

Get exclusive access to VFS, discover the latest course details and take a special behind-the-scenes campus tour.

All 13 one-year programs are open to explore: animation, film production, VFX, programming, game design, VR/AR, motion and interactive design, makeup, acting, screenwriting and writing for games.

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Vancouver, BC | VFS Animation Campus | 151 W Cordova Street
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Sep 28
- Nov 22

VFS Acting Program Live Audition Tour

Find out on the spot if you’ve been accepted into VFS's acting program.

This is your chance to audition in front of a panel of VFS faculty, alumni, and industry professionals.

Gain valuable feedback and insight into your audition and performance skills, then discover immediately if you’ve been accepted to the one-year Acting for Film & Television (or 4-month Acting Essentials) program at VFS, all within minutes of your live audition.

10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Various Locations
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Sep 28
- Nov 22

VFS The Search 2019 Tour

We’re traveling far and wide to find talented and ambitious candidates. And we want to meet you.

Join our experienced faculty and alumni for a 45-minute info session as we take you inside VFS and provide a detailed look at why our unique programs are consistently rated among the world’s best.

6 - 7 p.m. | Various Locations
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Oct 05
- Oct 06

Entry-Level: Intro to Game Design - Unreal Engine

Explore Game Design and the Unreal Engine in this introductory workshop. Whether you’re looking to learn Unreal, or take meaningful steps into developing your skillset for further post-secondary study in Game Design, this workshop is for you.

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | VFS Campus 400 W. Hastings St.
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Nov 16
- Nov 17

Entry-Level: Intro to Digital Design - Create and Animate Your Personal Logo

Come and explore your creative potential in this engaging and practical two-day workshop. You’ll learn how to convey your own personal brand by designing and creating a custom logo from scratch. Our instructor will guide you through the steps involved in the design process, from sketching and ideation to digital rendering and animation. You’ll work with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to bring your design to life and create a cutting-edge motion graphic using Adobe After Effects.

**Students must confirm they are at least 16 years old at the beginning of the workshop in order to register.

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | 400 W Hastings
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