VFS honours Magda Guzmán, the protagonist of Mexico's Golden Age of Cinema and pioneer of Mexican television.


VFS offers an intensive one-year Acting for Film & Television program for a career that includes film, television, commercials, voice acting and VFX/performance capture work. Located in the heart of Vancouver, VFS offers a world-class faculty of industry professionals dedicated to expanding your skills for screens big and small. An Acting Program Full Scholarship and two Acting Program 50% Scholarships are available now for the most promising talents. If you act quickly, you could be the one to get it.

Scholarships Available: 
• 1 grant 100% of tuition, for the program: Acting for Film & Television 
• 2 grant 50% of tuition, for the program: Acting for Film & Television 
• 2 partial scholarships of tuition for $10,000 CAD for the program: Acting for Film & Television

These scholarship awards must be applied towards a tuition reduction in the one-year Acting for Film & Television program at VFS on one of the following start dates:

• January 2020
• March 2020
• May 2020
• June 2020

Any questions regarding this scholarship announcement please contact:

Eilin Vera Moreno

International Admissions Advisor

Vancouver Film School

T. (5255) 5661 3875, (5255) 5661 3397

E: emoreno@vfs.com


Application deadline:

July 15, 2019 at 23:00 hrs. (Mexico time)

Winners announcement:

August 30, 2019


Magda Guzmán Legacy

Since she was a child she demonstrated her passion for theater, she started as a film actress in the film “Noche de recién casados” when she was ten years old. Magda was consolidated as an actress in the 50’s decade acting next to great figures such as Pedro Infante.

Throughout her career she participated in about 59 soap operas being one of the actresses with the largest television career in Mexico. Among the recognitions to Magda Guzman’s work are her two nominations for the Ariel Awards and four nominations for the TVyNovelas Awards in which she won twice.

Her daughter Karina Duprez is a recognized Producer, Theater and TV Director and Actress.

Karina Ancira, her granddaughter is well known Film, Theater and TV actress. She started at 16 with Demián Bichir, in  a play directed by her mother Karina Duprez.

Kathian Pascal her great granddaughter is a young talented Film Maker, Director and Producer.  She is also VFS Grad from the Film Production and Acting Essentials programs. She is currently working in Europe. She has participated in films like Kursk, The Revenant, Fifty Shades of Gray and Night at the museum among others.

Christopher Pascal her great grandson is an Actor, Film Maker and Producer. He is also a VFS Grad from the Acting  and Film Programs. He Directed the short Behind the Silence and is known for his participation in Kursk.

Four generations in the entertainment Industry – A Legacy!

Vancouver Film School

In 1987, VFS introduced the world’s first true immersion film program. Today, VFS is Canada’s premier entertainment-arts center and offers an immersive curriculum in film, animation, video game production, VR/AR development, interactive design, program- ming, art/production foundation, and other related programs. VFS is known for providing high quality education in accelerated time-frames. VFS alumni are routinely credited on the most successful products in the entertainment economies.

Applying is easy but you must:

  1. Submit a videotaped audition that meets Department standards according to the Content Requirements below:

    Upload your audition to vfs.edu/Legacy and a video hosting site (YouTube, Vimeo, a personal website, etc.).

    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:

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


    • All components of the audition must be on one tape – no additional tapes or recorded material will be considered.
    • Do not concern yourself with the production quality of the tape.
    • Use a simple Digital Camera or handycam to shoot it. No editing is required.
  2. A completed application form.
  3. A clear copy of a government-issued photo ID indicating your date of birth and legal name.
  4. Provide two letters of recommendation that include the contact information (phone number and alternate phone numbers, e-mail address, and relationship to you). References should include comments on your creative ability, work ethic, ability to take criticism, ability to work in a team environment, and previous accomplishments. They can be anyone that can vouch for your character as long as they are not a family member. So you can ask your employer, teacher, colleague, etc.
  5. A resume detailing your work history and education.
  6. Transcripts from any institution you attended within the past five years (copies will suffice).
  7. Acceptable proof of your proficiency in English (if English is not your native language), which can include any of the following:
    • IELTS Band 6.5 – Academic level
    • TOEFL – score of 80 internet-based (iBT), or 550 paper-based (PBT)
    • PTE - score of 58 – 64
    • TOEIC – score of 785
    • FCE Cambridge "First Certificate in English" Level B2
    • LPI – Level 5
    • Duolingo English test score of 61 or higher
    • Transcripts from an English-speaking high school or an accredited English-speaking post-secondary institution.

IMPORTANT NOTE: These requirements are mandatory, without exception.

  • The deadline to apply is until 23:00 hrs. (Mexico time) July 15th, 2019. Late submissions or incomplete applications will not be received. Note: Start date is subject to seat availability.
  • The scholarships granted are effective to start on January, March, May and June 2020.
  • Applicants must be at least 19 years old or have graduated from high school.
  • Pre-selected finalists will be notified on July 31, 2019 and must present themselves in person to the Live Audition Tour that will be held in the month of August in Mexico City.
  • Any materials supplied with the application will not be returned.
  • If selected, the applicant must cover their flight, accommodation, meals and international insurance (assess approximate cost of living in Canada).
  • If selected, the applicant must complete an online VFS application (this will be specified by a VFS advisor).
  • If the winner cannot commit to attending VFS for any reason within a week of being notified that he or she has been selected to receive a scholarship, another scholarship winner will be chosen.
  • Applicants who have already been accepted into a VFS program can apply for this scholarship; however, this scholarship must be used singularly and cannot be used in combination with any other bursary or scholarship already received. Previous applicants must re-submit their application with a completed scholarship application form.
  • If you have been chosen to receive this scholarship, you agree to become a social ambassador for Vancouver Film School. This includes social media posts and possible video testimonials of your experience during your time at VFS and your successes as VFS Alumni.
  • The committee decision is definite and undisputable.
  • Vancouver Film School reserves the right to cancel this competition at any time, at its sole discretion, in the event of any administrative conflict or error. Vancouver Film School reserves the right to modify the rules of this contest in any way or at any time as long as reasonable notice is given. This competition is void where prohibited by law and is subject to all applicable Federal, Provincial, State, and local laws and regulations.

    Acceptance of a scholarship allows Vancouver Film School to use your name, photograph or likeness and testimonials in print, broadcast or online media in perpetuity, in any manner in which VFS may deem appropriate in connection with promoting this competition or any other competition or promotion sponsored by VFS, without further compensation.

    By participating in this competition, you agree that Vancouver Film School, members of the Selection Committee and those involved in the development, production, implementation and distribution of this competition and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, service providers, and agencies and their directors, officers, agents, employees, attorneys, and any other person or entity associated with such entities and/or this compassion (hereafter collectively called the “Sponsors”) are not liable for any claims, damages, losses or injuries, including third party claims, arising from or relating to, in whole or in part, this competition, including your entry and participation in this competition, the submission of your application package, the evaluation of your application package, acceptance, use or misuse of the scholarship or any injury to you or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from downloading or receiving via return e-mail any part of this competition information.

    You further agree that you will not hold Vancouver Film School, their affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, agents, employees, attorneys, and any other person or entity associated with Vancouver Film School liable for any claims, losses, damages or injuries, arising from or relating to their use of your name or address for mailing and any other promotional materials. You also agree that in the event of any third party claims, damages, losses or injuries arising from or relating to this competition, you will indemnify Sponsors from any and all such claims, including the attorney’s fees related thereto. Sponsors shall not be liable for applications that are delayed, lost, miss- delivered, marked postage-due, illegible, mutilated, incorrect or incomplete and such entries will not be eligible for this competition.

    This scholarship has no cash value.

    Thank you for taking the time and effort to apply. The amount of effort demonstrated in submitting this application tells us that you are dedicated. We wish you the best of luck in pursuing an Acting Scholarship!


    Any questions regarding this scholarship announcement please contact:

    Eilin Vera Moreno

    International Admissions Advisor

    Vancouver Film School

    T. (5255) 5661 3875, (5255) 5661 3397

    E: emoreno@vfs.com