Muestra Itinerante de Cine


2021 Scholarships


Study film, writing, and design in Vancouver, Canada


Thank you for participating in Vancouver Film School’s “Why Story Matters” masterclass with instructor Rodger Cove.

We would like to offer you the opportunity to submit your portfolio to earn a partial tuition scholarship to study Film Production, Writing for Film, Television & Games, and Digital Design at VFS.

Application deadline: January 31, 2021 at 8 p.m. PST

Winner announcement: February 17, 2021

Vancouver Film School

Ranked one of the top global film schools by Variety Magazine, VFS offers immersive one-year programs in film production, 3D animation and visual effects, game design, and more. VFS is at the heart of the entertainment and media industries’ transformation. In 2019, VFS alumni were credited on 17 of the 20 highest grossing films and on 6 of the 10 best-selling video games worldwide, in a global industry set to generate US$2.3 trillion in revenues in 2020.

Downtown Vancouver

Scholarship Information



Thank you for your interest in applying for the opportunity to win a partial tuition scholarship to study Film Production, Writing for Film, Television & Games, and Digital Design at VFS.


Applying is easy, but you must include the following:

  1. A completed application form.
  2. A clear copy of a government-issued photo ID indicating your date of birth and legal name.
  3. A resume detailing your work history and education.
  4. Transcripts from any institution you attended within the past five years (copies will suffice).
  5. Acceptable proof of your proficiency in English (if English is not your native language), which can include any of the following:

    (Consider they are valid for only 2 years.)

    • 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
    • B2 First (formerly Cambridge English: First (FCE)) – Grade A
    • C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)) – Grade C
    • LPI – Level 5
    • Duolingo - score of 105 or higher
  6. A 6- to 10-page script, written in English, with 3 to 7 speaking characters. A 5- to 7-page outline for a short film is also acceptable.

All documents (except transcript) must be in English and total files cannot exceed 10MB.

Considerations to apply for the scholarship

  • The deadline to apply is January 31, 2021 at 8 p.m. PST. Late submissions or incomplete applications will not be received.
  • If selected, the student must cover their flight, accommodation, meals, and international insurance (assess approximate cost of living in Canada).
  • The selected winners will need to send their portfolio required by VFS for the program selected.

Applications will be accepted until: January 31, 2021 at 8 p.m. PST. The winner will be announced on February 17, 2021.

  1. The 2021 Muestra Itinerante de Cine Scholarship applies only to the Film Production, Writing for Film, Television & Games, and Digital Design at VFS and cannot be applied to any other VFS program.
  2. 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.
  3. Applicants must be at least 19 years old or have graduated from high school.
  4. To be eligible, applications must be submitted to VFS by no later than January 31, 2021.
  5. Any materials supplied with the application will not be returned.
  6. Scholarships will be awarded based on the applicant’s talent, creativity, discipline, and focus, as well as the selection criteria outlined for this scholarship, and the applicant must meet all admissions requirements.
  7. The judging committee will consist of faculty and representatives from VFS and scholarship providers. The decision of the judging committee is final.
  8. The winner will be announced on February 17, 2021.
  9. This scholarship will cover partial of tuition and standard program supplies. The scholarship recipient is responsible for all additional costs necessary to complete the program of study (including remaining tuition, housing, transportation, food, and incidentals). If the winner cannot commit to attending VFS for any reason within two weeks after being notified as the scholarship winner, another scholarship winner will be chosen.

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, misdirected, 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 to VFS. The amount of effort demonstrated in submitting this application tells us that you are dedicated. We wish you the best of luck in pursuing the 2020 FIC Monterrey & VFS Latin America Writing for Film, Television & Games Scholarship!

If you have any questions regarding this scholarship announcement, please contact:

Claudia Cruz, Admissions Advisor – México – Vancouver Film School
T. +52 55 2668 9646