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Vancouver Film School Hosts Writing Workshops in Mexico

logovfsVancouver Film School (VFS), one of the most distinguished entertainment arts institutions in the world, will be offering a short film writing workshop in association with this year’s Guanajuato International Film Festival.

Festival participants are invited to submit short scripts that conform to the following guidelines:

  1. No more than eight pages in length
  2. Written in English
  3. Limited to three locations or fewer
  4. No more than seven speaking characters
  5. Character-driven storyline (please avoid special effects, stunts, and explosions)

From the submitted scripts, 12 applicants will be selected to participate in workshops led by VFS’s Head of Writing for Film & Television, Michael Baser (Three’s Company, Full House), and a VFS Senior Writing Instructor. Participants will be guided through a rigorous and enlightening workshop, similar to those taking place throughout a year at VFS. In addition to these workshops held during the Guanajuato International Film Festival (July 30-Aug 3), VFS will also be offering festival participants a chance to win one of two partial scholarships to attend the one-year Writing for Film & Television program.

About Writing for Film & Television at Vancouver Film School

Founded in 1987, Vancouver Film School is Canada’s premier post-secondary entertainment arts institution and one of the most distinguished in the world. With 13 production-oriented programs and a world-leading one-year education model, VFS prepares students to join the creative economy. In the renowned Writing for Film & Television program, students learn the screenwriter’s role in the film industry by writing, workshopping, and collaborating on a variety of storytelling forms, including feature and short film screenplays, episodic TV scripts and pilots, sketch comedy, and documentaries. Graduates include the Academy Award-nominated co-writer of District 9, Terri Tatchell, and the screenwriter behind Hanna, Seth Lochhead.

Registration opens Wednesday, June 17nd, 2015 and closes July 10st, 2015 at 11:59 pm. Applicants are required to submit their scripts via email to with a copy to Selected participants are responsible for the costs of attending the workshop, including transportation, lodging, and food expenses.

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Contact in Mexico City
Barbara Martinez Ruiz | International Admissions Advisor
Vancouver Film School
(5255) 55