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Nine emerging filmmakers learn the entire filmmaking process from start to finish.

In addition to monthly workshops, they receive hands-on mentorship with experts in every field, from screenwriting to production design to editing and distribution.

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MAY 1+2, 2020

The only Pacific Rim film festival in the world!

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Submit your short screenplay for a chance to pitch your project and earn $17,500 worth of equipment, services, and cash to make the film!

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

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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

Short Circuit + CINE⚡️SPARK: Regular Submission Deadline

1 January 2020

Short Circuit, the only Pacific Rim film festival in the world, returns to Victoria in May 2020 with a showcase of short films from over 30 countries around the Pacific Ocean. CINE⚡️SPARK awards a hefty production package worth over $17,500 to the production of an outstanding short film script from the Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands region. Don’t miss the REGULAR DEADLINE for these two opportunities – submit your film or screenplay now!

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Short Circuit + CINE⚡️SPARK: Final Submission Deadline

1 February 2020

Short Circuit, the only Pacific Rim film festival in the world, returns to Victoria in May 2020 with a showcase of short films from over 30 countries around the Pacific Ocean. CINE⚡️SPARK awards a hefty production package worth over $17,500 to the production of an outstanding short film script from the Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands region. Don’t miss the FINAL DEADLINE for these two opportunities – submit your film or screenplay now!

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Latest News

Douglas Magazine article

December 10, 2019

CineVic president Darlene Tait is featured in an article in the Dec 2019 / Jan 2020 issue of Douglas Magazine, about the rapidly growing film scene in Victoria BC: The Victoria Film Industry is Gaining Traction

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That’s a Wrap on Short Circuit 2019

May 9, 2019

     Another banner year for the Short Circuit Film Festival has come and gone. We welcomed more than 20 local and visiting filmmakers attending from near and far, and garnered our largest audiences yet with a capacity crowd of over 200 for the Local Films program. And now (drum roll please) your 2019 Short Circuit and CINE⚡️SPARK…

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Introducing RED Gemini

January 30, 2019

The latest addition to our roster of professional-grade cinema cameras. In 2012 CineVic was an early adopter of 4K filmmaking with our RED Scarlet camera. In 2019 we’re taking things to the next level, bringing new 5K capability to filmmakers and media artists on Vancouver Island.

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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.

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.

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,…

House of Glass

A satirical look at a day in the life of Donald Trump by directing duo Ft. Langley.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

CineVic Summer Film Camp 2017: Behind the Scenes

A look back at the CineVic Summer Film Camp held July 17-21, 2017 at St. Ann’s Academy National Historic Site in Victoria, BC.

Twisted Triangle

This film was created over the course of a week during the CineVic Summer Film Camp, July 17-21 2017.

Asylum

This film was created over the course of a week during the CineVic Summer Film Camp, July 17-21 2017.

The Journey

Filmed for CineVic’s 2016 Reel-to-Reel Music+Film competition. Directed by Allen Agopsowicz.

Home

Filmed for CineVic’s 2014 Reel-to-Reel Music+Film competition. Directed by Perry Johnson.

The Package

Filmed for CineVic’s 2007 Film Slam competition. Directed by Michael Farrell.

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.