Vancouver Film School

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Not to be confused with Vancouver Film Studios.
Vancouver Film School
Vancouver Film School logo.svg
Established 1987 (1987)
Type Private
President James Griffin
Location Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Website Vancouver Film School

Vancouver Film School (VFS) is a private entertainment arts school located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Founded in 1987, it has achieved international recognition.[1] The Vancouver Film School has campus locations around Downtown Vancouver and comprises six buildings.[2] As part of the school's 20th anniversary in 2007, in August 2006 one million dollars was set aside in scholarships for new students.[3] In March, 2008, Vancouver Film School and YouTube launched a competition for three full-tuition scholarships for the creators of the three videos submitted and voted as favorites by the YouTube community.[4]


VFS opened in January 1987 with a single class of six film students[5] and has steadily expanded since. Recent milestones in the school's history include hosting the annual Game Design Expo in Vancouver, which began in January 2007,[6] and partnering with YouTube to launch a 2008 scholarship competition for the creators of three videos submitted and voted upon by the YouTube community.[4]


VFS offers one-year, hands-on production programs,[7] including Film Production, 3D Animation & Visual Effects, Classical Animation, Acting for Film & Television, Digital Design, Entertainment Business Management, Foundation Visual Art & Design, Game Design, Makeup Design for Film & Television, Sound Design for Visual Media, and Writing for Film & Television. The school also runs a four-month Acting Essentials course and a 6-month Digital Character Animation program.[8]

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Media related to Vancouver Film School at Wikimedia Commons