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Interesting new development for writers seeking an agent!

I am Leo.
I am looking for a voice actor who will record a voice for a small project I am working on. Please feel free to text me via Messenger to have the conversation going. The video ad is 1.5 minutes long. Women voice actors preferred.
Such project would look great on your portfolio/resume.

Thank you,
Hello all my friends.
I'm looking for two people for an animation study in Vancouver. I have to introduce three people who are educated and experienced in this field to the government for an interview to study animation. I can send the form and you have to answer the questions for this study and position as an animator and email to me. After that I have to send this form with my application to the Government and Work B.C as well. Please help me if you can. By the way, I have already studied as a filmmaker (Director) and I am familiar with animation. Thank you so much.
Is there a recent graduate or alumni from the Acting for Film and TV program that will connect with me through messenger? I have some questions about your experience taking the course 🎭
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I am a student at Columbia College Chicago forming a screenwriter's group for people studying screenwriting or a related subject at a college or university.

Each group member will write a short script and share it (via Zoom) every two weeks or so.

We will do script readings all together or in breakout rooms, depending on how big the group is.

After each reading, we will discuss the script and offer verbal feedback.

There will be a private forum where everyone can upload the latest versions of their scripts. All other members will be able to read them and post their constructive criticism.

Although the group will get everyone writing short scripts every two weeks or so, some may be working on feature length material or tv pilots, etc. My hope is that the group will connect people and foster collaboration beyond the scope of what the group encourages/requires.

We could have a writing prompt, genre, or topic each session, but this is meant to get juices flowing, not to stifle creativity; people could write whatever they want as long as it isn't too long – maybe 15 pages maximum.

All academic levels and skill levels are welcome, provided members do their best to contribute material and feedback to the group regularly.

Please email me at [email protected] if you are interested, and I will send you an invitation to the Slack group I started to discuss how to get this up and running.

NOTICE: this is my first recruitment effort. This is the ground floor. Right now, we will mostly be discussing release forms, recruitment, paying for the extended Zoom conferences and forum space, a code of conduct, diversity, logistics, and organizational structure. Then, we'll get to the fun stuff!

I hope to find other screenwriters here who are eager to take advantage of the time we have at home to collaborate across boundaries and refine our craft.

[email protected]
Any female identifying film makers applying for - Submission Deadline and need music? We will donate ours to your project, just send an email to [email protected]
Hey Visual artists!

Animators, digital artists, VFX Artists, etc.
We are in search of a collaborator to be a part of our Short Film, titled Spaceman.

The film is a multidisciplinary work that combines elements of mime, animation, and more. It is also a companion piece to liminal (trailer here: That film won “Best Short” at CFF 2020 and will next be seen at Academy-qualifying HollyShorts and Raindance International Film Festival.

Spaceman is a standalone short, and also a proof-of-concept for our upcoming feature.

Paid Position!

Please email: [email protected] if you're interested with a CV and examples/samples of your work. No DM's please!

My name is Adam Chadwick. I am a writer and director from the US who has recently started a film production company (based in Europe), for
co-productions between North America and European countries (primarily).

My partner and I are at the beginning stages of getting our company off the ground - meaning: finding skilled producers to join us in developing it further.
Our mission is making short and feature length films. Both narrative and documentary. At this time we are reaching out to alumni, graduates, or, soon-to-be graduates of film schools and film/television training centers, who's aim is solely on the producing end of the film making process (ie. not on screenwriting, directing, acting, etc), but rather 100% on becoming a professional film producer.

Our goal is to be able to connect with skilled, emerging producers who are looking for long-term collaborations in
order to produce a broad range of film projects with my partner and I. From scripted narrative material to original documentaries.

We are aiming to find the right individual(s) who want to help build our company from the ground up with us. They would be co-founders.They would work with us in securing financing for each of our films and follow through with the entire production process from development to release.

If you happen to know individuals who fit this description, or have announcement boards for such roles, we would greatly appreciate your assistance in helping us connect with these individuals.

A link to a few of my recent films (micro-budget), can be found here:

Adam Chadwick - IMDb
Adam Chadwick, Director: Jalón. Here's our quick guide to the best family-friendly movies and shows you can stream right now.

Please let us know if we can answer any further questions.

[email protected]
Announcing the Launch of Crazy8s 2021! The award-winning short film program is currently accepting applications until October 28, 2020. Make your short film and showcase it to the BC Film and Television industry. Apply online at

And join the online Crazy8s 2021 Pitching Workshop 2pm Sun October 18.
Join the FB Event to get more details:

About Crazy8s Film Society:
Crazy8s is an 8 day film making challenge that provides funding, training and support to emerging filmmakers to help them produce a short film. Crazy8s is run by the Crazy8s Film Society, a not-for-profit society. It was created to foster support for emerging filmmakers who have little or no access to funding for short films. Since 1999 Crazy8s has produced 121 short films that have gone on to win multiple awards at film festivals worldwide.

To see examples of past films: Crazy8s Youtube Channel:
Read Crazy8s Guidelines, Rules and Regulations:
Graphic Design, UX / UI Web and Print Position $4,500 month in Vancouver Lower Mainland. Must be a Canadian citizen under 30 years old with a design diploma. Message me if you fit these requirements.
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15 programs | 7 campuses | 1,000 + students
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APPLY below & join the #VFS family! Vancouver Film School is Canada’s premier post-secondary entertainment arts institution, offering 15 production-oriented programs in film, animation, video game production, VR/AR development, motion and interactive design, programming, art/production foundation, and more.

Operating as usual

Timeline photos 11/10/2022

VFS is proud to be a sponsor of VISAFF, the Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival!

VISAFF is a forward-thinking storytelling festival that has been supporting work that goes beyond the Bollywood screen for many years. The Festival pursues new ways to support artists and introduce more people to original, authentic South Asian storytelling.

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VFS alumni spotlight!

We’re happy to shine a light on Jasmin Lyu, who started her business venture called CREWBITE - BY THE PRODUCERS FOR THE INDUSTRY!

" VFS truly provided everything I needed to explore the industry I love, taught me the importance of good work ethics, and inspired me to start Crewbite. I am still in touch and getting constant support from all my instructors after graduation, and there are just too many things for which I can be thankful. "

Crewbite’s mission is to help create more intriguing visuals and stories by connecting production companies, filmmakers, artists, and resources. Their goal is to make every logistical flow easier than before!

Use the code VFS4SPECIAL to join and use the platform for FREE! Look for work OR post a job!

Film Production | Class 189

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Say hello to Hollywood! Join us on Nov. 15 for our final Acting for Film & Television Program Preview of the year.

Register for this FREE online event and learn about our accelerated, one-year acting program as well as our Live Audition Tour –your chance to audition for VFS online.

Get a head start on your career goals for 2023!

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Renowned Disney animator, film director/producer, and screenwriter Ron Clements comes to VFS!

One of the many perks of a VFS education includes the industry connections students make along the way.

Over the years, our students have had the incredible opportunity to meet some of the biggest names in the industry, from Kevin Smith (Clerks) to Lino DiSalvo (Frozen), Scott Mosier (The Grinch), Gigi Saul Guerrero (El Gigante), and John Musker (Aladdin, Moana).

Most-recently on September 21, our current School of Animation students (3D Animation & Visual Effects, Classical Animation, and Animation Concept Art) were able to participate in a live, in-person fireside chat with Ron Clements – a Filmmaker & Storyteller at Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Read all about the fireside chat on VFS’s THE BLOG here

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Pretty Boy Run character design by Sam Chang ✍️

For Sam’s character design assignment, he was inspired mainly by the new Cyberpunk: Edgerunners animation by Studio Trigger, as well as fashion brands such as Mugler and Valentino.

”VFS’s character design class has been a great opportunity for me to flesh out my skill and learn the rules of animation-ready designs that are not overly detailed yet still manage to convey the character’s personality and role in the story.”

Sam Chang | Classical Animation | Class 114

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Ever dreamed of becoming an animator? On Nov. 9, join us online for a preview of our School of Animation, including our 3D Animation & Visual Effects, Classical Animation, Animation Concept Art, and our NEW Creature Animation program!

You’ll have the chance to view student work, chat with faculty, and learn how a # 1 ranked global animation school gets you hired & working in the $32 billion 3D & VFX industry in just 12 months.

Registration is free at the link in our bio.

Photos from Vancouver Film School's post 11/03/2022

VFS wants to take a moment to congratulate all our talented graduates on their hard work and achievements 🎓

Graduation is a time to reflect on all you've accomplished, and look forward to all the great things to come. You've put in the long hours, made the sacrifices, and persevered through the challenges.

The future belongs to you. Go out there and conquer the world! We are so proud of you


VFS is on TikTok! Have you followed us yet?

If you answered no, then go give us a follow 🙌


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Do you love video games? On November 7, join us online for a preview of our Game Design program to discover how you can design your own!

You’ll have the chance to view student work, chat with faculty, and learn how Canada’s #1 ranked Game Design program gets you hired & working in the $180 billion video game industry in just 12 months.

Register for FREE here:

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Are you creative, but not sure where to start your career? On November 3, join us online for a preview of our Foundation Visual Art & Design preparatory program.

You’ll have the opportunity to view student work, participate in an interactive workshop, and learn how developing cross-disciplinary skills in filmmaking, animation, and design can help you build the portfolio you need to successfully pursue a full-time VFS program.

Registration is free here:

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Thank you BBi for stopping by VFS Game Design and Programming and supporting our current and future students!

Game Design | Classes GD65, GD66 & PG22


Happy Halloween! 🎃👻

Check out THE BLOG to discover more about the new horror film Mister Sandman, written & directed by VFS's own Chad Costen.

Read all about it here:

Timeline photos 10/31/2022

On November 1, join us online for a preview of our cutting-edge VR/AR Design & Development program!

You’ll have the chance to view student work, chat with faculty, and learn how this accelerated program gets you hired, working & building the tools of tomorrow in virtual & augmented reality in just 8 months.

Registration is free sign up here!

Photos from Vancouver Film School's post 10/28/2022

Term 1 English for Creative Arts students presented their Photography projects, and after the presentations, everyone went around the room observing photographs posted on the wall.

It was really cool to see how each person interpreted what they saw in these images, with many having unique perspectives!

This program is perfect if you know you're interested in the creative arts industry but aren't sure which direction would suit you!

There will always continue to be new opportunities emerging as long we continue to stay open-minded about our future.

English for Creative Arts | Class ECA

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VFS is proud to be a sponsor for VAFF – Vancouver Asian Film Festival which is celebrating its 26th year with close to 100 films being screened.

The festival will take place November 3 - 13, 2022 with a hybrid of in-theatre and virtual events.

VAFF continues to be an important platform for up-and-coming Asian filmmakers, and we are honoured to be able to support this festival.

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Film Production students are in the process of creating their final project called "Checkmate."

About the film: When Fin Alder, a cocky young chess prodigy, is tricked into an underground chess match by a mysterious older man, he quickly realizes that the chess game is a life-or-death match, playing with alive human pieces.

Genre: Survival Horror

We can't wait to see how this turns out!

Film Production | Class 205

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Calling all Star Wars fans! On Nov. 1, join us for an online Industry Talk with Sonali Dutta, a Look Development Artist at Image Engine.

Sonali will discuss how to break into the 3D & VFX industry & what it’s like working on unforgettable titles like Hawkeye, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and –of course –The Book of Boba Fett. A must-watch for all aspiring & established artists.

Register with access code VFSSOCIAL via this link

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WELCOME new students! 🙌 🙌

You are about to embark on a journey that will change your life forever.

The learning environment at VFS has been designed with you in mind, and we’re here to support you along your journey.

We know how much hard work was involved in getting yourself ready for this moment. We're excited that it will be an opportunity not just for learning but also to build your creativity with other like-minded individuals.

📸 Photo courtesy of Tamara Escamilla

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On October 26, join us online for a preview of our Digital Design program!

You’ll learn about our accelerated program, view the latest projects created by our students, and find out how you can be hired & working as an interactive, motion, or graphic designer in just 12 months.

Register here for free:

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Will you be Gotham’s new hero, or will you become a villain?

On Oct 21st, Start up your consoles and immerse yourself in Gotham Knights; an open-world RPG set in the gritty streets of Gotham, where you play as one of four heroic characters to save the city.

Congratulations to our heroes, the 4 credited in the making of this highly anticipated game!

Gotham’s calling, will you answer? 🦸‍♀️ 🦹‍♂️

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Vancouver Film School invites all aspiring actors from around the world to register for our upcoming Live Auditions Tour starting October 28, 2022.

Show us your acting chops in an online audition! You’ll not only gain valuable insight into your current skill level & potential, but you’ll find out on the spot if you’ve been accepted into one of VFS’s Acting programs.

Upcoming audition dates include:

🗓 October 28 | Online
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. PDT

🗓 November 9 | Online
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. PDT

Registration for FREE here 👉

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Alumni spotlight! We love shouting out our talented alums and showcasing special projects they are working on.

Tarun Keram shares what his experience was like working as an Actor on Netflix’s Original Series Virgin River.

”Working on Virgin River was an amazing experience. The Netflix writers had messaged us asking if they could use my last name for the character and I couldn't say no. It was the first time my last name had appeared on any visual medium.

VFS had prepared me to get this role as I was always challenged in different genres during my audition training. In Vancouver you have the opportunity to be a soldier one day and a doctor the next. Forever grateful for the opportunities. “ - Tarun Keram

Acting for Film & Television | Class 40

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We’re thrilled to announce that Amy, Joel and Ashlyn have been hired on at BioWare!

These three Game Design Alumni's share a little bit about what it takes to shape your success and land your dream role in the gaming industry.

VFS Game Design is an adventure unrivaled by anything I’ve experienced. It is a forge designed to shape and temper excellence and an opportunity to learn industry skills with the support and resources needed for success. I made amazing industry connections, worked harder than I ever had before, and networked across multiple major studios. VFS inspired me to aim for and achieve my dream studio, BioWare, less than a year after graduating! Without the support, knowledge, advice, and stalwart championship of the many people at VFS, I wouldn’t be where I am today. - Amy West

Passion and perseverance are not enough sometimes. You need help from industry people who have been through it. VFS instructors gave me the tools to be successful including professional and personal connections that will last a lifetime. I wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for VFS. - Joel Ponzio

VFS was an incredible way to jumpstart my career in game development. The courses are great in preparing you for creative and technical demands of the game industry. My success comes from VFS' hands-on real life examples and it's clear the staff are really passionate about what they do and want only the best for their students. - Ashlyn Ropers-Huilman

We can't wait to see what they accomplish in their new careers!
Game Design | Class 59

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VFS is a proud sponsor of National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY)’s LA Pop-Up Festival.

Taking place from October 14-16, this event marks NFFTY’s inaugural LA festival and includes screenings, industry guest speakers, & a pitch competition.

We invite all aspiring creatives, filmmakers, and artists alike to attend!

View the full line-up & pick up your passes here:

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Animation students with an Acting alum, Ebba Jonsson, getting her first day in performance capture. This shoot was part of an Animation project led by Instructor Arthur, 3D Animation & Visual Effects and Senior Instructor, Charles for Embodied Process Acting for Film and Television supported as a Movement Coach!

“Working with Beyond capture for Mocap project was a very interesting experience. I saw the amount of passion and work that goes into recording a scene.

The actors in their suits go through a series of preparations to embody the character they are playing. I saw how one robot (the lead character in our scene) could have so many personalities.

It is a place for creativity at its best. Using props and markers to see what isn’t actually present while the live screen shows us how the shot would look in real time blew my mind. I could see how every person’s role there was so important in painting the whole picture.

I thank our instructor Arthur for making this project possible. He channelled us towards the possible use of Mocap for the project (ours is the first class to be able to do that) and orchestrated the entire venture beautifully.

I am looking forward to going through this experience again. So much fun, I loved it!” - Divya “Sparrow” Shetty, 3D Animation Student

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We're so excited to sponsor the Vancouver Writers Fest this year! This Festival connects people with exceptional books, ideas and dialogue through year-round programming that ignites a passion for words.

We can't wait for you to join us on October 17 - 23 at Granville Island. Grab your tickets here

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Dream job acquired ✔

Big congrats to Lily for getting her hired as a CG Designer at Atomic Cartoons Inc 👏 👏 👏

“ After graduating from VFS, I was feeling a little discouraged about job hunting (as we all do!) until one day, one of my VFS instructors reached out to me with a job opening they saw that I might be interested in.

Little did I know, this application was going to be the one that would get my wee foot in the animation door! I am so thankful to the lovely instructors and classmates I met at VFS, for teaching and supporting me through my artistic journey, Atomic Cartoons for offering me my dream job and welcoming me with open arms!

This truly has been an amazing year for my friends and me, and I’m so excited about this new chapter in my life! I wish everyone to have a great day and if we ever cross paths, feel free to say hello! :) “ - Lily Tulett

Animation Concept Art | Class 23

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375 VFS Alumni Credited on 2022 Emmy-Nominated/Winning Projects 🏆

And the winner is 🥁… our insanely talented graduates!

It’s safe to say we were speechless on September 12 when our final tally revealed that 375 VFS Alumni were credited on Emmy-nominated projects, with 65 of these alumni working on projects that went on to win 🙌 🙌

So, without further ado, we turn the spotlight to our alumni. From both the Primetime and Creative Arts Emmy Awards, 375 VFS alumni worked on nominated projects.

65 of these alumni worked on winning projects which included Stranger Things, The Book of Boba Fett, Love, Death & Robots, Hacks, Ozark, What We Do in the Shadows, What If…?, Home Before Dark, Severance, and more.

Get the full scoop on our latest blog post

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We are thrilled to welcome Bob Woolsey as our new Head of Department for VFS’s Film Production program 👋

Bob has been with VFS for 13 years, working his way up from a Teaching Assistant to a Writing Instructor and now our newest HOD–where he’ll continue to grow our film program alongside the industry while enhancing our students’ experience.

A graduate of VFS’s Writing for Film, Television & Games program, Bob has worked meticulously to perfect his craft as a writer, writing sketch comedy, short films, and web series.

Career highlights include ‘Bob & Andrew’ –a web series co-written with a fellow VFS classmate, which was nominated for a Leo Award for Best Web Series, amongst other accolades.

Learn more about Bob in VFS’s THE BLOG here:

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Joshua Thil reflecting on his journey at VFS!

"Exactly one year ago I arrived here in Vancouver to study the craft of a writer for film, TV and games. I would never have guessed that I would leave this school with not only a bunch of scripts, ideas and knowledge, but also with a short film that I've written and produced during my year here.

It's been a real pleasure to produce with my classmates "Elo & Flo" who believed in my story as much as I did. Film is an art that is created, shared and enjoyed together and collaborating with creative students from the other VFS programs (film production, make up design, sound design, acting & alumni) was such an enriching experience and so much fun!

Now, 3 months after wrapping production, we are so happy to announce our selection at the Student World Impact Film Festival and continue the festival run of "Elo & Flo" after our international premiere at the Love & Hope International Film Festival in Barcelona."

Congrats Josh! We are so happy for you and all your success with Elo & Flo!

Joshua Thil | Writing for Film & Television | Class 68

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