Vancouver Film School Announces Partnership with Joost

Vancouver Film School (VFS), the largest private post-secondary entertainment arts institution in Canada, announced today that it has partnered with Joost, the world's first broadcast-quality Internet television service, to deliver two channels of unique, award-winning student work.

VFS will provide two distinct channels on Joost to a worldwide audience: Animation & Visual Effects and Drama & Documentary. Both will feature work created by VFS students during their intensive year at the school. The channels will launch with a wide variety of films, and the school will be uploading new content every month.

The Animation & Visual Effects channel highlights the work of VFS Animation & Visual Effects students. In one year or less, students in the 3D Animation & Visual Effects, Classical Animation, Digital Character Animation, and Houdini Certification programs complete short films, visual effects reels with behind-the-scenes breakdowns, and modeling reels displaying their remarkable digital creations.

Yvette Alberdingk Thijm, executive vice president of content strategy and acquisition for Joost, said, "Joost brings a diverse range of high-quality programming to viewers everywhere, on their own schedule. As a new platform, working with new and emerging talents in the media industry -- like the students at the Vancouver Film School -- is a perfect fit for us and for our audience."

For more information about Joost, visit www.joost.com. To learn more about Vancouver Film School, go to www.vfs.com.

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