Your EXCLUSIVE, in-person behind-the-scenes tour of VFS.


Vancouver Film School invites you to take the first step in your creative career by exploring the world’s leading creative media arts school – in-person! From our full-time production programs to our part-time online offerings and post-graduate degree options, you will get the full scope of the VFS student experience.

For our upcoming Open House, we invite you to join us in-person for live Discovery Info Sessions, tours, and individual program booths with demos & program previews. Our alumni and faculty will be on-site to answer any questions. Find out what interests you! All of our 15 programs will have dedicated booths for you to explore, and you are welcome to come and go as you please throughout the event. Our Admissions team will be happy to assist you if you have any questions.

PLUS, all attendees will receive an exclusive discount code for VFS CONNECT – our part-time, online workshops & certificate courses.


Event Details:

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. PST
Location: 151 W Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1E1


Downtown Vancouver


How it Works:

  • Save your spot for the VFS Discovery Open House by filling out the registration form below.






Open House Highlights

3D Animation & Visual Effects: Get a glimpse into a 3D Animator’s role within performance capture with demonstrations in Beyond Capture, lead by senior instructors Charles Douglas and Arthur Gonzales. In 2022, VFS had 3D Animation & Visual Effects alumni working on 18 of the top 20 global box office movies including Avatar: The Way of Water, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and Top Gun: Maverick.

Makeup Design for Film & Television: Watch a live prosthetics demonstration with Kai Pitkanen, a Makeup Design VFS alumnus! Watch as Kai transforms her model into an animal we all know and love. VFS Makeup Design alumni have worked on popular industry projects like The Boys, The Umbrella Academy, and The Handmaid’s Tale.

Writing for Film, Television & Games: All aspiring Writers will have the opportunity to chat one-on-one with our Writing faculty and ask any questions about VFS’s advanced industry Writing program & training for a career writing for film, television, and games. Our Writing alumni have been credited on Award-winning video games like Horizon Forbidden West, as well as Emmy nominated TV shows including Virgin River, Grown-ish, Family Law, and more.

Discover Our Programs:

VFS features 15 creative arts programs taught by creative professionals working in the industry. Find out why Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, MovieMaker, Animation Career Review, and more have ranked VFS one of the leading creative arts schools in the world.

  • Discover VFS’s 12-month accelerated programs.
  • Attend Discovery Info Sessions, participate in campus tours, have your creative portfolio reviewed, and visit individual program booths for demos & program previews.
  • Learn about VFS CONNECT – our online short-track workshops and certificate courses.
  • Hear from faculty, staff, & alumni and speak with advisors.
  • Sample projects created by our students.
  • Get a feel for the VFS student experience.


VFS offers part-time, online workshops, certificate courses, & seasonal programming designed to top up your skills, build your professional portfolio, & prepare you for our full-time programs. Whether you’re a high school student planning a career in the entertainment industry or a professional looking to try something new or change careers, VFS CONNECT has endless opportunities.

  • Learn about our workshops (4 days), certificate courses (7-8 weeks), Creative Break, & Summer Intensives in film production, animation, game design, and more.
  • Find out how VFS CONNECT can help top up your current creative skillset and prepare you for our full-time programs.
  • Gauge your interest before deciding to embark on a full-time program at VFS.

Discover VFS Pathways:

Did you know you can obtain a bachelor or master’s degree through VFS? We’ve partnered with renowned post-secondary institutions around the world to give you the option to go further, faster.

  • Find out how a VFS Pathway can fast-track your degree.
  • Learn about the different schools & degree options available to you.
  • For international students, find out how you may be eligible for a post-graduate work permit through VFS Pathways.
  • Learn the ins and outs of studying abroad.

Discover the Admissions Process:

Our Open House is not only a chance for you to learn about our programs, but also the perfect opportunity to immediately speak with our Admissions Advisors, who can answer all of your questions.

  • What are the requirements to get into each program?
  • What are the expected costs?
  • How does COVID-19 impact my VFS journey?
  • Housing? Immigration? What happens after you graduate? If you have a question, we can answer it right away.

Header image artwork by Antonia Beck, Ashley SoYoung Kim, Anu Pooni, Dessery Rui Dai, Jerry Zihua Qiu, VFS 3D Animation & Visual Effects graduates, 2022