This Really Has Been My Year

For Beatriz Brenes, winning a Vancouver Film School My Year Scholarship  gave her permission to embrace her passion for acting and focus on the craft full time. Now in her fourth term in the Acting for Film & Television program, she reflects on her time before it all started and how she has grown into the artist she is today. It’s all about saying yes, being brave, and never giving up.

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True Detective Season 2: Who would YOU Cast?


When HBO’s True Detective premiered on January 12, 2014, it hit audiences like a ton of bricks. This limited series (eight in total) was created and written by Nic Pizzolatto and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. By unifying the creator/writer with one director, the whole thing felt like your new favourite film, except you got to live in the world for so much longer. The narrative, style and tone were air-tight and mind blowingly awesome. Poetic, gritty, raw . . . okay, we’ll stop now.

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Frame X Frame Video

Dive into a world of creativity! C’mon, you know you want to . . .

From June 4, 2014, to August 23, 2015, you can check out Frame X Frame: Animated Film at the National Film Board (NFB) presented at Quebec City’s Musée de la civilisation. This exhibit is in place to honour the NFB and the 75 incredible years they have contributed to the advancement and promotion of homegrown films and filmmakers.

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“The Fall has Become the Game I’ve Always Wanted to Play.”










3D Animation & Visual Effects grad John Warner always wanted to create atmospheric games that were a little different. With the help of Acting for Film & Television grad Caleb Allard, he accomplished just that. ”Game development is an interesting balance of creativity and technical strategy, ” says John. ”Being able to create and come up with ideas is one thing, but you’ve also got to have a feasible strategy for making them work and making them fun.”

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Dance, Music, Film, and Love

Acting for Film & Television grad Rose Marziale has been just a little bit busy recently. Her short film “It Remains” will be screened next week at the 17th annual Dances with Films Festival, one of the highest-attended film festivals in Southern California. Rose and her best friend, Kent Boyd (So You Think You Can Dance Season 7 runner up), used Kickstarter to fund their passion project and raised almost double the proposed amount. Pretty impressive, no?  ”It Remains” combines dance, music, and film to tell a universal love story.

We had a chance to speak with Rose about her time at VFS and what’s coming up next. Check it out!

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