VFS Workrooms


Free Online Preparatory Sessions


Get exclusive tips and insight from our Admissions team.

VFS Workrooms are free monthly sessions designed to help you apply your creativity for success in post-secondary studies. From learning how to approach your portfolio pieces to understanding storytelling principles, VFS Workrooms will help you explore new ways of thinking creatively. All you need to attend our online sessions is a pen, paper, and a device with a camera.

Seats are limited, so apply now! Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review it and send you an e-mail to confirm your seat has been reserved.



Sessions duration:

Approx. 90 minutes






**Participants must confirm they are 16 to 25 years old at the beginning of the session in order to participate.

**Please note that courses may be cancelled at any time due to low enrolment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.

Find Your Voice: How to Build a Creative Portfolio (online)

How do you build a competitive creative portfolio when applying to a post-secondary arts institution? What are the admissions team and faculty looking for?

Vancouver Film School introduces Find Your Voice, a free 90-minute online session that provides practical knowledge and examples on what to do (and what to avoid) in order to successfully apply.

Learning Outcomes – Participants will:

  • Gain confidence building a creative portfolio to apply for a post-secondary institution.
  • See concrete examples and get tips on how to build a competitive portfolio.
  • Complete activities that put the information you gained during the session into practice.


  • Pen and paper
  • Computer with microphone and camera
  • Stable Internet connection


Tuesday, October 27, 2020 – **ONLINE session**
8 a.m. PST – Recommended for Europe and Africa
5 p.m. PST – Recommended for North America
2 a.m. PST – Recommended for Asia (Wednesday, October 28)


Apply Now

Show, Don’t Tell: Principles of Storytelling (online)

Whatever medium you choose – film, games, design, animation – you need to tell a story that everyone can not only understand but also immerse themselves in.

VFS introduces Show, Don't Tell, a free 90-minute online session which goes over the fundamentals of storytelling and storyboarding.

Learning Outcomes – Participants will:

  • Understand universal principles in storytelling.
  • Explore which media tools best tell your story.
  • Apply principles to your own work in order to have the maximum effect on your audience.


  • Pen and paper
  • Computer with microphone and camera
  • Stable Internet connection


TBA – **New dates coming soon**

Vanessa G. Gaudio

International Business Developer, VFS

Vanessa Gaudio (Nessa) has seven years of prior experience as a high school and university instructor across North America and Asia. Along with a 14-year history in education and admissions, Nessa translates her knowledge into fun and bite-sized workshops for students to overcome hurdles in the post-secondary application process. Besides being an avid Star Wars fan, Nessa enjoys reading comics, watching documentaries and eating everything.