Winners Have Been Announced for The 2024 Future Scholarship


The 2024 Future Scholarship is now closed. Thank you to all who applied.

This scholarship is an opportunity for aspiring creatives to transform themselves for a career in the creative industries. Winners get to enrol in the program of their choice from Vancouver Film School’s wide variety of film, animation, game, and design programs and graduate industry-ready in just 12 short months.


Congratulations to the full-tuition scholarship winners:

3D Animation & Visual Effects – Mykhailo Dmitriiev

Programming for Games, Web & Mobile – Reid Gillis

Writing for Film, Television & Games – Lucia Frangione


*Note: Partial scholarship winners will be contacted by their VFS Advisor.


If you are interested in furthering your education, we have part-time courses available online & in-person through VFS CONNECT! Click here to learn more.



Scholarship Details

VFS is excited to offer the following scholarships to applicants who display the most creative potential:

Three full-tuition scholarships:

One (1) full-tuition scholarship to any School of Animation program:

  • Animation Concept Art (12 months)
  • 3D Animation & Visual Effects (12 months)
  • Classical Animation (12 months)

One (1) full-tuition scholarship to any School of Film & Television program:

  • Film Production (12 months)
  • Acting for Film & Television (12 months)
  • Writing for Film, Television & Games (12 months)
  • Makeup Design for Film & Television (12 months)
  • Sound Design for Visual Media (12 months)

One (1) full-tuition scholarship to any School of Games & Creative Design program:

  • Game Design (12 months)
  • Digital Design (12 months)
  • VR/AR Design & Development (8 months)
  • Programming for Games, Web & Mobile (12 months)

*Applicants worldwide are eligible to apply.

*The 2024 Future Scholarship must be applied towards program tuition at VFS and has no redeemable cash value.

*Scholarships are valid for all 2024 start dates at VFS and are subject to availability.

About VFS

Established in 1987, VFS is Canada’s premier post-secondary entertainment arts institution, offering an immersive curriculum in film, animation, design, and beyond. VFS is known for providing high-quality education in accelerated time frames and offers 15 industry-integrated programs in which students graduate in 12 months as an in-demand, industry-ready creative professional.

VFS houses industry-standard film production studios, a green screen studio with a 180-degree circular space, 6 professional sound editing studios, hundreds of workstations equipped with the latest hardware and software, and an animation render farm. Beyond Capture, one of the largest performance studios in North America, is embedded within VFS’s Film campus and contains stunt beams and a state-of-the-art camera suite.

In 2023, VFS alumni worked on the highest-grossing films, including Killers of the Flower Moon, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, and Barbie, on the best-selling games, from Baldur’s Gate 3 to Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, the most-watched TV series, including The Last of Us and The Fall of the House of Usher, AND for massive companies like Disney, Microsoft, Sony, HBO, Tesla, & Google.

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Application Process



The application process is simple, and is broken into two very important parts:

Part 1 – Official Scholarship Application

Part 2 – Official Application to Enroll at Vancouver Film School
(*Note to applicants – there is an application processing fee for this section and it can take up to 30 minutes to complete.)

No official application will be considered or reviewed unless both parts are successfully completed by the applicant.

Application Process will require applicants to provide general contact and background information and provide the following information for review and consideration by VFS:



Link to your portfolio. Do you have any creative or artistic work samples that might relate broadly or specifically to the program of your choice?

3D Animation & Visual Effects / Animation Concept Art / Classical Animation

You will be required to submit a visual art portfolio of your work.

Send us samples of your work that can include still-life drawings, life drawings, character or environment sketches, and 3D computer artwork (e.g., Photoshop, Illustrator, Maya, etc.). Maximum 12 pieces. Specific to the 3D Animation & Visual Effects program, we expect that you have some prior 3D experience.

Acting for Film & Television

You will be required to demonstrate post-secondary acting experience and a recorded audition that meets Department standards.

Department Standards

Upload your audition to a video hosting site (YouTube, Vimeo, a personal website, etc.) and send a link to the school.

Please note that the audition must be specifically created for VFS according to the Content Requirements provided below and must be clearly identified as such.

Content Requirements

The tape must be a maximum six minutes in length and must be in the following format:

  1. State your name on camera
  2. Demonstrate a contemporary monologue in less than one minute
  3. Demonstrate a short contemporary scene (applicant should be on camera and the reader off camera) in less than one minute
  4. If desired, provide a maximum one-minute demo of a special skill (i.e., singing, dance, physical action, etc.)
  5. Provide answers to the following questions in a maximum of two minutes:
    1. Why did you choose your audition pieces?
    2. How long have you wanted to act?
    3. Who inspired you to want to pursue an acting career?
    4. What are your strengths & weaknesses as an actor?
    5. If you can't be an actor, what would you choose to be?

See this video on How to Submit a Self Tape

Digital Design

You will be required to submit a portfolio of your digital and visual work. Your portfolio should demonstrate your familiarity with a range of visual work (e.g., print design, web design, etc.).

Film Production

You will be required to submit a synopsis of a film project that you are passionate about making (no longer than one page). Provide the film genre and utilize references to other movies to explain how you would make the film. Explain the concept, vision or idea. In addition, provide a 1-page (maximum) outline of the story.

Alternatively, if you have made a film before, please submit a copy or a link to the film online (no more than two films). Ensure that you specify your involvement in the film, as well as any screenings or awards.

Game Design

You will be required to submit a synopsis of a game that you are passionate about creating. Explain the concept, vision, or idea. Include the genre of game you would utilize. Make references to other games to explain how you would make your game (one page maximum).

In addition, provide an outline detailing your story, possible levels, and characters (one page maximum). Finally, provide diagrams explaining any features or game mechanics (one to two pages maximum) and a simplified map of the game world described in your synopsis.

Makeup Design for Film & Television

You will be required to submit a maximum 500-word letter of intent and a portfolio. Be encouraged to communicate what you feel best conveys your background, your potential, and why you have a profound desire to attend VFS. A portfolio that consists of photographs that best illustrate your artistic vision in makeup design (maximum 12 pieces). These are generally images/pictures that are a variety of make-ups that you have applied on other people.

Programming for Games, Web & Mobile

You will be required to submit a technical portfolio that contains 1-3 examples of programming work. Include a 1–2-page excerpt of source code you want to show off, and a 1-page descriptive summary for each project. You must also have intermediate PC computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Familiarity with HTML is an asset.

Sound Design for Visual Media

You will be required to submit a letter of intent (maximum 500 word) on why you wish to take the Sound Design program. This should detail your passion for Sound, and why you feel you would be successful in the industry. Detail any previous experience in music or sound recording, sound mixing, etc. Outline why you feel you can be successful in sound design. If you have examples of audio work you have done, this should also be provided. You can send a weblink to a sound file or a compressed audio file (mp3 etc).

VR/AR Design & Development

You will be required to submit a portfolio of your digital and visual work that includes at least 1 example of source code along with a one-page document that describes the code, and 2-3 of 3D animation or modelling. You must also be at least 19 years old and have successfully completed high school or GED equivalent. Prior learning in computing and/or digital media preferred. Familiarity with Javascript, C#, C++, and Unity and/or Unreal engines an asset.

Writing for Film, Television & Games

You will be required to submit a one-page (maximum) synopsis of an original feature film, television, or video game project that you are passionate about making. Provide the genre and use references to other movies, television shows or games to explain how you would write the project. Explain the concept, vision, or idea. In addition, provide a minimum of two and a maximum of four other creative writing samples in their original form (maximum 20 total pages).


We recommend Dropbox or Google Drive for easy review by our scholarship selection committee. Upload your files then “share” using the share link. When sharing, set the sharing permissions to “public” or “anyone with the link can view the file/document.

If we cannot view your files your scholarship application will be considered incomplete.

Get Started Below

Personal Submission PT. 1

  • Q1 – In 100 words or less, tell us what your dream career is, why and what your dream project would be?

Personal Submission PT. 2

  • Q2 – In 100 words or less, tell us how this scholarship would benefit your journey/career in the creative media arts.

Personal Submission PT. 3

  • Q3 – When in-class instruction is allowed, we inform every applicant that Vancouver is considered one of the best cities in the world to live, but it’s also an expensive city compared to many others. It can cost you at least C$30,000 a year for basic food, travel, and accommodations. This scholarship will only cover partial school tuition costs. Tell us in your words how you plan to be able to make this opportunity work for you financially for 12 months.

Upon successful completion, applicants will be given a confirmation of completion notification email.

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Upon successful submission of application, a VFS Admissions Advisor will contact you to connect personally, and provide you with an introduction of the school, and life in Vancouver.

Winners will be notified by February 15, 2024 and will be announced publicly by VFS shortly thereafter.





Thank you for your interest, but applications for the 2024 Future Scholarship are now closed.

If you would like to speak with our admissions team about all current VFS opportunities and program information, please contact

VFS also offers VFS CONNECT – a part-time, online learning platform featuring a variety of short-term workshops, certificate courses, and seasonal programs. Find more information about VFS CONNECT here.


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