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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Jan 22

VFS Digtial Design Talks: Using Motion Graphics to Create Narratives in Documentary Filmmaking

Join us for a talk with VFS Digital Design Alumni, Ignacio Florez. After several years working in advertising and television Ignacio moved to Vancouver to take the program, he now works as Head of Design at TapSnap in Vancouver! Alongside his full time job he continues to create motion projects for causes he believes in, like the environment or equality. Ignacio will be covering his motion graphics workflow for the recent production "Paperthin".

5:45 p.m. | Vancouver, BC | VFS Digital Design Campus | 420 Homer Street
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Feb 01
- Feb 02

Entry-Level Workshop - 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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Feb 08
- Feb 09

Entry-Level Workshop - 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. | Vancouver, BC | 400 W Hastings Street
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Feb 08
- Feb 09

Substance Designer Boot Camp: Master World-Leading 3D Texturing Software

Vancouver Film School presents a first-of-its-kind, in-house training workshop to take your texturing career to the next level. Substance Designer is one of the two world-leading 3D texturing applications and is the primary material creation tool used in industry and workable across several platforms (Unity, Unreal, Painter, etc.). With an extensive 4,000 material library, Substance Designer allows for control and cohesion within projects. It is an easy to learn but difficult to master software. We welcome game and 3D junior artists, QA Development Support, recent graduates and anyone working in texturing to take this workshop and expand their skill set. Whether you’re looking to take your career to the next level or improve your skill set for further portfolio development, this workshop is for you.

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Vancouver, BC | 400 W Hastings Street
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Feb 08

VFS Open House

Get exclusive access to Vancouver Film School, 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.

Our faculty and admissions staff will be on hand to answer all of your questions and show you around

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Vancouver, BC | VFS Animation Campus | 151 W Cordova Street
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Feb 08
- Jun 06

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. - 1 p.m. | Various Locations
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Feb 08

Creative Portfolio Development Session | Vancouver

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

We will:

  • Help review any of your creative art samples
  • Help you develop a portfolio if you don't have one
  • Discuss your creative career path options
  • 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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Mar 07
- Oct 04

Motion Capture for Actors

In partnership with Beyond Capture and Academie Duello, Vancouver Film School presents a series of motion capture workshops hosted by Ian Rozylo, performance capture actor, stunt person, voice-over actor, and fighter for films including Man of Steel and Skyscraper, and for the Dragon Age, Mass Effect, and Dead Rising video game series.

Join us in Beyond Capture’s industry leading studios and enhance your portfolio with video footage of the motion capture segments you will develop during these two-day workshops.

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Vancouver, BC | VFS Animation Campus | 151 W Cordova Street
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Mar 16
- Mar 24

Creative Break 2020

Our Creative Break camps feature direct production workshops led by experienced professionals in Visual Effects, Classical Animation, Acting, Makeup, Digital Design, Film Production, Writing, and Sound Design. You will learn about B.C.’s booming creative economy, and discover how VFS’s accelerated one-year education model can fast-track your career in the industry.

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Click learn more to see dates and all the programs on offer.
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Jul 06
- Jul 31

Summer Intensives 2020

Five days. Industry mentors. Direct production experience.

Make your summer unforgettable! Come spend a unique 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!

**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. | Click learn more to see dates and all the programs on offer.
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