Events

Come and meet us at one of these events, or pay us a visit in Vancouver.

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May


Come meet an Advisor and learn about VFS’s 13 entertainment and creative arts industry programs at the inaugural Vancouver International Universities Fair, hosted by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Overseas Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC). Admission is free.

Date: May 7, 2016
Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

Place: Vancouver Convention Centre, East Exhibit Hall AB
Address: 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, B.C., Canada


Join us to discover the secrets behind turning the world of your imagination into the series of your dreams. From TWILIGHT ZONE to GAME OF THRONES, the most successful television series have come from the worlds of fantasy and science fiction. Learn the fun and fundamentals of world-building, series creation, and crafting memorable characters.

Place: VFS Animation Campus - Theatre 106

Address: 151 West Cordova St, Vancouver, BC, Canada


***This workshop is currently full and no longer accepting student registrations***

 

This course has been developed as an introductory awareness and education program for people wanting to work within the film industry. Specifically, it is designed to provide you with insight into how the industry works, encourage self-awareness for suitability, outline the screening process for entry-level positions, provide functional skills, and improve safety awareness. Please note that this course is offered as an educational tool and does not guarantee employment.

You will receive information on the structure of the industry, the stages of production, the diverse jobs within the industry, training and certification, set terminology, behaviour on the set, code of conduct, communication skills, basic safety, and BC contact information. Most of the BC Film labour organizations require completion of this course as a prerequisite for work.

Date: May 7-8, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (both days)

Place: VFS Animation + Visual Effects Campus
Address: 151 W. Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC


Visit the VFS office in São Paulo to hear about our 13 creative and entertainment arts production programs, and pick up a brochure from International Admissions Advisor Patricia Emidio.

Place: VFS Office São Paulo
Address: Av. Roque Petroni Jr., 999 – 13° andar – São Paulo, SP, Brasil


Sketch comedy writing is one of the most popular forms of comedic writing and can lead to a successful career in television, radio or on stage. In this two-hour seminar, students will learn how to create and develop original ideas and concepts for writing their own comedic sketches. They will discover the basics tools and techniques for writing comedy, deconstruct what makes a joke funny and learn to understand comedic structure. They will explore writing sketches individually, with partners and with a group in order to understand the unique dynamics of each.

Place: VFS Animation Campus – Theatre 106

Address: 151 West Cordova St, Vancouver, BC, Canada

 


***This workshop is currently full and no longer accepting student registrations***

 

This course has been developed as an introductory awareness and education program for people wanting to work within the film industry. Specifically, it is designed to provide you with insight into how the industry works, encourage self-awareness for suitability, outline the screening process for entry-level positions, provide functional skills, and improve safety awareness. Please note that this course is offered as an educational tool and does not guarantee employment.

You will receive information on the structure of the industry, the stages of production, the diverse jobs within the industry, training and certification, set terminology, behaviour on the set, code of conduct, communication skills, basic safety, and BC contact information. Most of the BC Film labour organizations require completion of this course as a prerequisite for work.

Date: May 28-29, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (both days)

Place: VFS Animation + Visual Effects Campus
Address: 151 W. Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC

July


This five-day Summer Intensive introduces you to acting for film and TV, from using your voice and body as an instrument, to a deeper understanding of a script, and studying scenes. You'll also learn how an actor interacts on a film set as well as vital audition techniques. Your week culminates in filming a scene in front of the camera.

Registration Deadline: June 27

Date: July 11 to 15
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Place: Vancouver Film School
Address: 198 W. Hastings St, Vancouver, BC


This five-day Summer Intensive teaches you the components of screenwriting through lectures, workshops, and writing assignments. Guided by working screenwriters, you’ll learn about character, dialogue, story, the entertainment business, pitching, selling, and script analysis. By the end of the week, you’ll have completed a short film script, which will be performed by actors on the final day.

Registration Deadline: June 27

Date: July 11 to 15

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Place: Vancouver Film School

Address: 198 W. Hastings St, Vancouver, BC


This Summer Intensive features five days of exploring the processes, history, and potential of animation. You will get hands-on experience of the whole animation & VFX pipeline! Starting with concept art like storyboards and character designs, you will learn classical animation techniques, as well as pose and form, while creating a 3D model and exploring cutting-edge 3D tools to animate objects.

Registration Deadline: June 27

Date: July 11 to 15

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Place: Vancouver Film School

Address: 151 W. Cordova St, Vancouver, BC


The five-day program introduces you to filmmaking as you take a project from script to screen. Alternating between lectures and hands-on production, you’ll bring a story to life and learn about writing short scripts. In a collaborative environment, you’ll operate HD cameras, attend production meetings, and work with actors to shoot a scene. The week culminates in a screening with an industry panel critique.

Registration Deadline: June 27

Date: July 11 to 15

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Place: Vancouver Film School

Address: 142 Water St, Vancouver, BC


This five-day Summer Intensive will introduce you to the facets of makeup design through a series of classes with lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on work. You’ll cover basic highlight and shadow techniques as well as corrective and beauty principles before moving on to character makeup. You’ll try out-of-kit effects like cuts, bruises and scars, as well as facial hair applications. On the final day, you’ll learn the three techniques for creating and applying tattoos.

Registration Deadline: July 4

Date: July 18 to 22

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Place: Vancouver Film School

Address: 151 W. Cordova St (Studio 117), Vancouver, BC


VFS Motion + Interactive Design is an industry-led, one-year program that combines design thinking with digital storytelling. In five-day the Motion + Interactive Design Summer Intensive, you begin a quest into the world of interactive media, motion graphics, and branding to create inspired solutions to real-world needs.

Registration Deadline: July 4

Date: July 18 to 22

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Place: Vancouver Film School

Address: 420 Homer St, Vancouver, BC


The five-day program introduces you to filmmaking as you take a project from script to screen. Alternating between lectures and hands-on production, you’ll bring a story to life and learn about writing short scripts. In a collaborative environment, you’ll operate HD cameras, attend production meetings, and work with actors to shoot a scene. The week culminates in a screening with an industry panel critique.

Registration Deadline: July 4

Date: July 18 to 22

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Place: Vancouver Film School

Address: 142 Water St, Vancouver, BC


Designed for those interested in a game industry career, these five days give a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience the role of a game designer. Explore the game development process from concept to completion and get hands-on experience in game art, level design, storytelling, and programming software. Come prepared to bring characters to life in Unity and explore 2D gaming by prototyping your very own online game.

Registration Deadline: July 11

Date: July 25 to 29

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Place: Vancouver Film School

Address: 88 E. Pender St, Vancouver, BC


This five-day Summer Intensive explores the processes and programs required to successfully take your ideas and transform them into digital stories. You will learn how various media arts disciplines intersect to deliver a powerful creative final Project. Led by our industry faculty, each class has a hands-on component that contributes to the development of your artistic practice.

Registration Deadline: July 11

Date: July 25 to 29

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Place: Vancouver Film School

Address: 400 W. Hastings St, Vancouver, BC