Dear friends and CineVic members:
Due to Covid-19 our office remains closed as we upgrade our facilities to allow for distancing and added cleaning/sanitization stations. Equipment bookings are available by appointment only, with health and safety precautions in place. Please use our rental request form.

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OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

Showcasing work from over 30 countries around the Pacific Ocean. Submit your short film now!

Earlybird Deadline: November 1st 2020

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

Submit your short screenplay for the chance to pitch and earn a production package worth over $17,500 to create your film.

Open to screenwriters and filmmakers from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands region.

Earlybird Deadline: November 1st 2020

Introducing RED Gemini 5K

The latest addition to our roster of professional-grade cinema cameras.

Great films start here.

CineVic is an artist-run society which supports independent filmmakers and media artists with accessible programming, affordable equipment, professional development resources, and cinematic exhibition opportunities.

What We Offer

Membership

CineVic Membership is open to anyone who demonstrates filmmaking or videography ability, or interest in developing this ability in the art and craft of filmmaking and videography.

Members enjoy reduced rates on equipment rentals, discounts on workshops, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Equipment

CineVic has the gear for your
🎥 indie film
🎨 media art
🎬 web series
🖼️ documentary
▶ viral video
Join up to get member rates!

Programming

Participate in workshops, mentorships, and creation programs. 
Apply for professional development, film production, and exhibition opportunities. 
Attend screenings, artist talks, and collaborative networking events.

Upcoming Events

CineVic’s DIGITAL Yappy Hour

28 October 2020

On the last Wednesday of the month, check in with your fellow CineVic members to stay connected, socialize, network, and just plain schmooze — from home! Open to current and prospective members. Join us for a lively chat. This month’s meetup will be hosted by CineVic’s President, Darlene Tait.

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A COLD READING – DEADLINE

31 October 2020

CineVic presents A COLD READING EVENT – Live on Zoom – Wednesday November 18th 2020 @ 7pm – Have you been hunkered down writing screenplays to get you through pandemic isolation? Then don’t miss the return of our Cold Reading series! An opportunity for writers to hear how your script flows and your characters sound, for actors to gain experience with on-the-spot no-rehearsal reading, and for viewers to join the fun by witnessing new work from local artists. SUBMISSION DEADLINE OCTOBER 31st

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A COLD READING EVENT

18 November 2020

CineVic presents A COLD READING EVENT – Live on Zoom – Wednesday November 18th 2020 @ 7pm – Have you been hunkered down writing screenplays to get you through pandemic isolation? Then don’t miss the return of our Cold Reading series! An opportunity for writers to hear how your script flows and your characters sound, for actors to gain experience with on-the-spot no-rehearsal reading, and for viewers to join the fun by witnessing new work from local artists.

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Latest News

Candidates for 2020-21 CineVic Board of Directors

September 17, 2020

CineVic is pleased to have a full slate of 9 candidates who have put their name forward to serve on our Board of Directors for the coming year. It is great to have some returning directors as well as some fresh faces and new voices. All current members are encouraged to join us at the…

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Black Lives Matter

June 9, 2020

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. Black stories matter. CineVic stands in solidarity with Black communities and allies in Victoria and all over the world who are standing up to condemn systemic racism and violations of basic human rights. Our mandate of supporting artists refers not only to providing creation and exhibition resources but also…

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Short Circuit 2020: That’s a wrap!

June 1, 2020

The first-ever #watchfromhome edition of Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival was a smashing success! From May 15th to 31st 2020, we showcased 30 short films from around the world in six themed programs for viewers to stream on demand. We chatted with filmmakers from Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Singapore, Japan, Washington, and Hawaii in…

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Video Gallery

Sit back and enjoy some amazing work by CineVic members, and relive some of our past programming. Go ahead. Binge.

For the Birds

2008   2:15 minutes   Directed by Malcolm Johnstone Based on a true photograph. This film was made as part of a CineVic program for filmmakers to shoot on 16mm film and then edit digitally. Won Best Non-Student Short Film at the 2008 Somewhat North Of Boston (S.N.O.B.) Film Festival in Concord, New Hampshire.

“G.G.” Official Music Video

2019   3:00 minutes   Directed by Joan Bessie This film was shot for CineVic’s One-Take Super 8 Event and premiered at Metro Studio Theatre in April 2019.

Think of the Worst

2019    15:00 minutes    Written and Directed by Chorong Kim Think of the Worst takes a peek at Guy’s everyday struggle with his mysterious ability. Whenever he wishes for good things to happen, the opposite of them happens. His weird habits to keep his ability under control leads to misunderstandings from people around him,…

A Temp at Crime

2010   8:15 minutes   Directed by Malcolm Johnstone A Comedic Thriller about a woman temping for the mob. The film was shot in August, 2010 and edited the following month. It had its World Premiere in the 2011 Myrtle Beach International Film Festival and went on to play in 8 more film festivals around…

We’re Screwed

2020   1:00 minute   Directed by Greg Nuspel Filmed during the Covid-19 lockdown. Short about man’s biggest problem.

A Family Christmas

2019    3:00 minutes    Directed by Beth Doman Andrea and Dorothy disagree on which holiday is superior. The film premiered at CineVic’s Film Festivus on December 1st, 2019.  

Sad Santa, Glad Santa

2012  2:30 minutes  Directed by Michael Korican Will a young couple’s love change Santa’s mind and save Christmas?

Around the Christmas Tree

2019    2:45 minutes    Directed by Octavian Kaul Enjoy this Christmas Horror Micro Short Film, shot and edited in one week. The film premiered at CineVic’s Film Festivus on December 1st, 2019.  

House of Glass

2017    04:11 minutes    Directed by Ft. Langley (William Wilkinson & Oliver Brooks) A satirical look at a day in the life of Donald Trump by directing duo Ft. Langley.  

Fire Spell

An apprentice learns that wizards make mistakes that can not be undone by anyone else in the world. Written by Sarah Nicole Faucher.

All Clear

A music video for Aiden Knight by directing duo Ft. Langley.

ELA

Created for the 2014 CineVic Film Slam. Directed by Denver Jackson.

Pity Party – Teaser Trailer

There’s no worse time to experience a mid-mid life crisis, than during the end of the world. Directed by Ashley Good.

Cascadia (trailer)

In the Pacific Northwest, a lucrative water privatization scheme capsizes on the rocky marriage of a broke hydrologist. Directed by Jim Knox.

Intimate & Interactive w/ Sandy Wilson

CineVic was honoured to partner with the Fairmont Empress to present Canadian film director Sandy Wilson in conversation with a local audience and online viewers.

Intimate & Interactive w/ Atom Egoyan

CineVic was honoured to partner with the Fairmont Empress and Reel Canada to bring Atom Egoyan back to his hometown of Victoria for National Canadian Film Day 150.

Membership

CineVic Membership is open to anyone who demonstrates filmmaking or videography ability/techniques or interest in developing this ability in the art and craft of filmmaking and videography.