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 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

North America Info Sessions: 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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Nov 23

Exclusive PLAYMOBIL Movie Screening

Vancouver Film School alumnus Lino DiSalvo invites you to an exclusive private screening of his directorial debut, Playmobil: The Movie, which he will host personally in Vancouver on Saturday, Nov. 23.

Join us to celebrate this amazing accomplishment.

2 p.m. | Cineplex Scotiabank | 900 Burrard Street | Vancouver, BC V6Z 3G5
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Nov 23

VFS Storyteller’s Studio Presents: Lino DiSalvo

For the first time on Storyteller’s Studio Live, Lino DiSalvo, Oscar-winning animator (Frozen) and writer, director, and producer (Playmobil: The Movie), will be joining us for a masterclass-level event on Nov. 23, 2019.

Vancouver Film School is proud to welcome back one of its own for an intimate and interactive AMA. Since graduating from VFS, DiSalvo has become one of the most sought-after names in animation.

Come be a part of the live studio audience and ask him anything as he provides insight into the animation and film industy. 

6 - 7:30 p.m. | Vancouver, BC | VFS Animation Campus | 151 W Cordova Street
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Nov 25

VFS Storyteller’s Studio Presents: Grabrielle Carteris

For the first time on Storyteller’s Studio Live, Gabrielle Carteris, actor and president of the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), will be joining us for a masterclass-level event on Nov. 25, 2019.

Known for hit ‘90s series Beverly Hills 90210 and its 2019 revival BH90210. She has also appeared as a guest star on Criminal MindsLongmire, and The Middle, and worked as a voice actor in animated series (Batman BeyondAvatar: The Last Airbender) and video games (Marvel: Ultimate Alliance).

Come be a part of the live studio audience and ask her anything as she provide insight into this exciting new approach to the world of acting.

6 - 7:30 p.m. | Vancouver, BC | The Annex Theatre | 823 Seymour Street
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Nov 27

Game Design Program Preview

Vancouver Film School invites you to a special event where you’ll be able to learn all about our award-winning program in a short info session and try the latest games produced by our Game Design and Programming for Games, Web & Mobile students.

5 - 7 p.m. | Vancouver, BC | VFS Animation Campus | 151 W Cordova Street
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Feb 01
- Feb 04

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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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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