Kevin Smith To Offer Up To $1 Million in Scholarships Opportunities with Vancouver Film School



Kevin Smith To Offer Up To $1 Million in Scholarships Opportunities with Vancouver Film School

Award-winning filmmaker to personally select students in need to receive scholarships for VFS’ Acting; Writing and Filmmaking Programs

Announcement Highlights:

  • Beginning September 24th, 2018, over $1 Million in new scholarships will be available in three VFS programs
  • Award-winning actor, writer, producer and filmmaker Kevin Smith will work together with VFS in awarding these scholarships and will select final winners personally.
  • Each Applicant will provide a creative submission for consideration and review by Kevin Smith, personally. 
  • Winners will be selected based on creative potential and any obstacles they’ve had to overcome

(Vancouver, BC) October 3, 2018 - Vancouver Film School (VFS) is proud to announce up to $1 Million in new scholarships for three popular programs, to be awarded in November by award-winning actor, writer, and filmmaker Kevin Smith.  Smith, A VFS Alumnus, will vet applications from prospective students for three different programs: Acting; Writing for Film, Television, and Games; and Filmmaking.

Kevin’s contribution to the a wide range of creative arts, including his inspirational work in independent film, make him an obvious choice as a steward for these new scholarships and to identify amazing young creative talent that might otherwise be totally overlooked or miss a chance at a great creative education. With a career spanning nearly three decades and multiple forms of creative expression–including film, television, comic books, and games–Kevin’s work encompasses the commitment to excellence  and independent-spirit celebrated at Vancouver Film School.

"Every single student here at VFS agrees with me: Kevin Smith is an awesome human being.  We’re really proud to be partnered with him for this amazing opportunity, and we’re all really excited to meet the winners he selects.  VFS is ready and waiting for them…”

-Jon Bell – Managing Director, Vancouver Film School

For more information about the scholarships, or to apply to one, visit


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

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