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Vancouver Film School

Overview of 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. The Vancouver Film
School has campus locations around Downtown Vancouver and comprises six buildings. As part of
the school’s 20th anniversary in 2007, in August 2006 one million dollars was set aside in
scholarships for new students. 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 favourites by the YouTube community.
VFS opened in January 1987 with a single class of six film students 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, and partnering with YouTube to launch a 2008 scholarship
competition for the creators of three videos submitted and voted upon by the YouTube community.


  Vancouver Film School (VFS) is a private entertainment arts school located in Vancouver,  British Columbia, Canada.

  • Seth Lochhead – Canadian Screenwriter
  • Steve Lund – Canadian Actor.
  • Niall Matter – Canadian, American Actor.
Fun Facts
  • Vancouver Film School is a recognized world leader in entertainment arts education, providing over 1000 students across eight campuses with 13 full-time programs. Nearly half of our students come from more than 50 countries and are international.
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