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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Jun 16
- Aug 19

Motion + Performance Capture Industry Training Workshops

Dive into the world of motion capture with Ian Rozylo, a performance capture actor, stunt person, voice-over and fighter for UFC, Mass Effect 2 & 3, Resident Evil, Dead Rising 2. We will launch you back into the industry with your own video footage of the mocap segments that you will develop during the workshop.

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | VFS Film Campus | 151 W Cordova Street
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Jul 04
- Jul 24

The Search Tour

VFS is bringing the Summer Search tour across Canada and the USA, looking for the most creative, talented and ambitious candidates the nation has to offer.

Come meet with our faculty and alumni as they answer your questions about VFS’ intensive, world-renowned one-year programs, including game design, animation, film production, VFX, programming, motion design, interactive design, makeup, acting, screenwriting and writing for games.

6 - 8 p.m. | Multiple dates and cities across Canada and the USA. Find the city near you for full event details and registration.
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Jul 09
- Aug 03

2018 Summer Intensives

Five days. Industry-leading mentors. Real production experience

This July, come spend an unforgettable week fully immersed in creative media production. Whether in acting, animation, film production, writing, makeup, or video game development, you'll work with industry-leading teachers and mentors living and working the dream.

This is your chance to experience firsthand what life is like inside VFS and what our programs offer. Summer Intensives are open to people the age of 16 and older.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Vancouver Film School: Vancouver Campuses
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Jul 28
- Jul 29

Writing for Games: Entry-Level training

Video Games continue to explore bold new worlds of interactive entertainment – and the industry is beckoning for writers to create these worlds. Led by veteran industry professionals, John Meadows and Kelsey Kirvan, the VFS Writing for Games Workshops are designed exclusively for beginning to intermediate writers interested in exploring interactive narrative design and storytelling.

It’s time to have all your questions answered about applying and attending VFS, and unlocking the next step in a promising career.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | VFS Animation Campus | 151 W Cordova Street
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Jul 30
- Aug 03

Nuke Bootcamp

Would you like to learn how industry professionals create seamless VFX illusions on the latest blockbuster films like Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy? Join Vancouver Film School and Okanagan College for our one-week boot camp and complete your own VFX composite using industry standard software, Nuke.

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | 460 Doyle Ave | Downtown Kelowna
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Oct 27
- Oct 28

3D Animation: Entry-Level Training

Whether you have prior training in a related field or no experience at all, these 3D Animation workshops have everything you need to take meaningful steps towards portfolio development for post-secondary study and your dream career. We welcome enthusiasts, high school students, mature students, career changers, and newbies. Led by industry all-star Melissa Best (The Jungle Book, Batman V Superman, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2) and Henrique Reginato (Foxcatcher, Dark Matter, Timeless, Minority Report) you can select from a range of interesting workshop topics and explore fundamental 3D Animation skills/techniques.

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | VFS Animation Campus | 151 W Cordova Street
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Oct 27
- Dec 16

VFX Workshops: Entry-Level Training

Whether you have prior training in a related field or no experience at all, these VFX workshops have everything you need to take meaningful steps towards portfolio development for post-secondary study and your dream career. We welcome enthusiasts, high school students, mature students, career changers, and newbies. Led by industry all-star Melissa Best (The Jungle Book, Batman V Superman, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2) and Henrique Reginato (Foxcatcher, Dark Matter, Timeless, Minority Report) you can select from a range of interesting workshop topics and explore fundamental VFX skills/techniques.

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | VFS Animation Campus | 151 W Cordova Street
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