Link to your portfolio/audition.
Applications for Acting for Film & Television and Acting Essentials require a short audition of a contemporary scene or monologue. The Film Production, Makeup Design for Film & Television, and Writing for Film, Television & Games programs have the same specifications as the creative samples required for your VFS application, which may be used for both.
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.” Submissions will remain the sole property of the applicant and will be deleted from our computers 30 days after the scholarship closes.
If we cannot view your files, your scholarship application will be considered incomplete.
Acting Essentials & Acting for Film & Television
You will be required to demonstrate your acting ability with a short recorded audition. Your audition should take the form of a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue or scene, with a short explanation of why you selected that piece. Upload your audition to a video hosting site (YouTube, Vimeo, a personal website, etc.) and send a link to the school.
Students applying for the Acting for Film & Television program may use the same scene/monologue recording used for your VFS enrolment application, but should not include the other requirements of that audition.
For tips on how to create an audition tape that will best allow your talents to shine through, see this video on How to Submit a Self Tape.
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.
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.
Writing for Film, Television & Games
You will be required to submit a one-page (maximum) synopsis of an original feature film or television project that you are passionate about making. Provide the genre and use references to other movies or television shows 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).
Personal Submission PT. 1
- Q1 – In 100 words or less, tell us why you want to work in film and/or television and what your dream project would be?
Personal Submission PT. 2
- Q2 – In 100 words or less, tell us about a significant hardship you have had to overcome in your life, or a significant obstacle standing in the way of your creative education.
Personal Submission PT. 3
- Q3 – 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 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. Winners will be notified July 14, 2023.