Vancouver Film School Announces “The Search” – a ground breaking cross-Canada Student Discovery Tour

VFS will be visiting every major province and territory across the country in search of the next generation of creative students and aspiring entertainment industry professionals


Announcement Highlights:

  • VFS Search Tour Begins Sept. 15 and will visit more than 25 different cities including stops in PEI, Nunavut, Yukon and the Northwest Territories
  • VFS is announcing a new $500,000 Search Scholarship Fund to provide financial aide to students until Dec. 5 2017
  • The Acting for Film & Television Program will also be hosting live auditions during tour where future students will get a chance to apply directly to a special creative panel


(Vancouver, B.C.) September 15, 2017 – Vancouver Film School has just announced it is embarking on a massive and groundbreaking tour from coast to coast searching for the most talented, passionate and aspiring young Canadian creatives looking to build a career in production arts or creative technology.

The 25-city Search Tour gives prospective VFS students the opportunity to meet faculty face-to-face, and learn everything they need to know about the school’s 13 award-winning entertainment arts and creative media technology programs.

During the cross-Canada tour, $500,000 in a special “The Search Scholarship” will be available to prospective VFS students in amounts between $1,000 and $10,000 for the January to June 2018 start dates.

And, for the first time ever, Vancouver Film School (VFS) is giving prospective Acting for Film + Television students across the country the chance to audition live in front of a panel of special industry and celebrity judges for admission to the award-winning program.

The VFS Acting Program Live Audition Tour (Sept. 8 to Dec. 5) will make stops throughout every major Canadian province in more than 25 cities. Each will feature a panel of industry professionals who will offer coaching and career mentoring advice in addition to informing the actors immediately after their audition if they have been officially accepted into the VFS Acting for Film and Television program.


“The VFS Search tour is more than just an opportunity to seek out incredible creative talent across the country. This is an opportunity for us to find the next great filmmakers, actors, animators, artists, Video Game Designers and writers that will shape the industry globally, for the next generation. I’m so excited that our tour is reaching beyond Canada’s major metros, but also visiting places that we’ve never been before. Creative talent lives all over our country – and we’re excited to see what new places we can find it this year.”
- Jon Bell, Managing Director, Vancouver Film School


“Our Live Audition Event is truly one-of-a-kind, and in the spirit of Canada 150, there’s never been a more important time for us to meet with prospective students eager to build a career in the industry, from coast-to-coast. This is a special opportunity for us to visit some of Canada’s most creative regions and try to find the next generation of industry stars and standouts…”
– Jennifer Clement, Head of Acting for Film & Television, VFS


The VFS Acting Program Live Audition part of the tour has been developed in conjunction with, the premier online talent database the industry looks to, with more than 70,000 members.

Additional details on the VFS tour, Search Scholarship and a full list of cities and dates is available at:

To register to attend a free event, workshop or be scheduled for an official live-audition during the Search Tour, visit Facebook at:



Media Contact:

Christopher Ian Bennett,
Executive Producer & Head of Marketing
Vancouver Film School


About Vancouver Film School

In 1987, VFS revolutionized entertainment arts education with the introduction of the world’s first one-year intensive film production diploma program. Today, VFS is Canada’s premier post-secondary entertainment arts institution, offering acclaimed and award-winning one-year diploma programs in 3D animation, film, TV, programming, video game, motion and interactive design. For the past 30 years, VFS has been devoted to delivering the highest quality education, and developing the next generation of leaders in the entertainment and creative media industries.


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