Sunday, March 23, 2008

Filmmaking Scholarship Competition Seeking Entries

Vancouver Film School and YouTube(TM), announced the Vancouver Film School (VFS)/ YouTube "What Matters to You" Scholarship Competition. People from around the world will have the opportunity to share their film, animation, or creative pitch in a 3-minute video to win a full-tuition scholarship.

Artists from the 19 regions where YouTube has local sites will be eligible to submit their original videos from March 18 to May 9. VFS will then narrow the field to 10 finalists. Between May 20 and May 27, the YouTube community will vote to pick 3 winners. On May 30, the winners will be announced and will receive scholarships to VFS worth from $17,000 up to $52,750.

The three scholarship recipients chosen by the YouTube community will be able to attend any of the 14 entertainment arts programs VFS offers. Along with the school's long-standing reputation as a leader in the fields of animation and film, VFS offers world-class programs in disciplines such as makeup, acting, writing, sound design, digital design, game design, and entertainment business management.

Entries can be up to 3 minutes long and must be a film, animation, or creative pitch on the theme "What Matters to You." The competition is open to residents of 19 regions where YouTube has local sites, including the United States, Germany, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Spain, Mexico, France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Poland, the Netherlands, Brazil, Russia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Competition entrants must be 16 years or older and be legal residents of one of the regions listed above.

Winners of the VFS/YouTube "What Matters to You" Scholarship Competition must successfully fulfill all VFS admission requirements prior to commencing their studies and must begin attending no later than April 2011 (based on availability in selected program of entry). For more information on these requirements, visit

For more information about VFS and the scholarship competition, including a full media kit, visit

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