August 14, 2006

VFS to Award up to $1 Million in Scholarships during Twentieth Anniversary

Vancouver, Canada - Vancouver Film School (VFS) is planning to commemorate its twentieth anniversary in 2007 with a year of special events. The year-long celebration begins with VFS offering $1 million in scholarships to students with a combination of ambition, talent, and need. Starting today, VFS will be awarding scholarships across 14 different programs to the best, the brightest, and the most passionate aspiring artists applying under this program for the 2006/2007 start dates.

VFS, a private post-secondary entertainment arts institution in Canada, graduates more than one thousand aspiring artists annually. Scholarships are open to students around the globe who are eager to gain the skills they need to succeed in the highly competitive world of entertainment arts through one intensive year at VFS.
“VFS has grown from our early days as a small, passionate school for filmmakers to a school that has international appeal across numerous entertainment career paths,” says Marty Hasselbach, managing director of VFS. “The million-dollar campaign signifies the desire of VFS to give back and help those whose dream is to gain entry to the entertainment industry, but due to financial constraints or other factors have been unable. We expect the grads of 2007 to raise the bar the highest in our twenty-year history.”
VFS executives plan a series of events to take place throughout 2007, including film and animation festivals, guest-speaking events, film and TV industry networking events, hardware/software giveaways, and student competitions.
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