VFS (Vancouver film school)
British Columbia, Canada
Founded 1987
Total Students 1000


Of all the film schools in all the world, why did Shanghai – one of the most powerful cities on earth – pick VFS to help rebuild their entertainment industry? If you look at the speed and efficiency of our education model, if you look at the pervasive impact VFS graduates have had across numerous industry sectors and our international alumni network, Shanghai’s choice makes perfect sense. No other school or university is structured to build an industry the way VFS can. To comprehend VFS, you might think of any major entertainment conglomerate that creates content across a range of industries. VFS functions like a major studio, with multiple production facilities that are essential for creating content for film, TV, games, animation, design, digital applications, and more. Content creation is our core learning tool. We place our education in outstanding facilities with master instructors and mentors, and we regularly update and realign curriculum to be in lockstep with the most current industry standards. This is all to help students originate, produce, and exhibit their best possible creative and technical work. From an education perspective, we are unassailable. Our one-year programs go deep and are immersive, efficient, and transformational. This is no accident. We have an inspired education department – expert at curriculum design and preparing industry specialists to be effective instructors. In this, we stand alone.


  • Work While Studying
  • Conditional Offer Letters
  • On Campus Housing