CineVic is pleased to return as a Designated Partner in the 2022 Telefilm Talent to Watch program! Production Members can apply for up to $250,000 for fiction feature films or $150,000 for theatrical documentaries.

Attend our expert panel to learn the best tips and tricks to make your application stand out, from five experienced producers and directors who have gone through this program.

Expert Panel: 3 February 2022
CineVic Member Application Deadline: 1 April 2022

CineVic Society of Independent Filmmakers is pleased to continue our longstanding relationship with the Victoria Film Festival. Please join us for a presentation of local short film highlights from our programming over the past year, including: Film Slam, One Take Super 8 Event, CINE⚡SPARK, and our own Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival.

Sunday February 6th 2022 @ 6:30pm @ Capitol 6 Theatre

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SHORT CIRCUIT PACIFIC RIM FILM FESTIVAL

We're going back to the cinema for our 10th annual edition in May 2022

🌏 Submissions Now Open 🌎

Final Deadline: February 1st 2022

CINE⚡️SPARK returns in 2022 for our 6th annual edition!

Writers in the Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands region: submit your short screenplays for a chance to pitch your project and earn a production package worth over $17,500.

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⚡️ Submissions Now Open ⚡️

Final Deadline: February 1st 2022

Push In - The CineVic Podcast

Host and longtime CineVic member Joyce Kline digs into all things indie film, speaking with creators at home and abroad about their craft. Find us on Apple PodcastsSpotify, or your favourite streaming service.

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🚨 NEW EQUIPMENT 🚨

• Set of three anamorphic prime lenses •
• Matthews doorway dolly & track •
• Ronin camera stabilizer •
• LED flat-panel light kits •
• Panoramic & collapsible green screens •

RED Gemini 5K

Developed with NASA for low-light conditions in outer space. Now available to filmmakers on Vancouver Island.

Great films start here.

CineVic is an artist-run society supporting independent filmmakers and media artists with accessible programming, affordable equipment, professional development resources, and cinematic exhibition opportunities since 1991.

We acknowledge and respect the long and continuing history of the Lək̓ʷəŋən-speaking people, now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, as well as the W̱SÁNEĆ First Nation, on whose traditional and unceded territory we carry out our creative activities.

What We Offer

Membership

CineVic Membership is open to anyone who demonstrates filmmaking or videography ability, or interest in developing this ability.

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, production, and exhibition opportunities. Attend screenings, artist talks, and collaborative networking events.

Upcoming Events

Short Circuit Film Festival – Late Deadline

1 February 2022

Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival returns in May 2022 for our 10th annual edition! Filmmakers from all regions bordering the Pacific Ocean are invited to submit your short film for consideration.

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CINE⚡️SPARK – Late Deadline

1 February 2022

Submit your short screenplays for a chance to pitch your project and earn a production package worth over $17,500!

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Telefilm Talent to Watch Program – Expert Panel

3 February 2022

CineVic is pleased to return as a Designated Partner in the 2022 Telefilm Talent to Watch program! Production Members can apply for up to $250,000 toward production of fiction feature films or $150,000 for theatrical documentaries. Attend our expert panel to learn the best tips and tricks to make your application stand out, from five experienced producers and directors who have gone through this program.

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Latest News

🚨 New Equipment Alert 🚨

July 9, 2021

IntroducingMatthews Doorway Dolly CineVic’s second shipment of new equipment for 2021 has arrived — check out your new set of wheels! The Matthews “Round-D-Round” Doorway Dolly has decades of proven versatility and durability, from its manufacturing base in Burbank, California to film productions around the world. Now we’re making this key piece of equipment available…

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🚨 New Equipment Alert 🚨

June 7, 2021

Introducing  Atlas Orion Anamorphic Lenses CineVic has received our first shipment of new equipment for 2021: a set of three anamorphic prime lenses that will take the look of your film to the next level! Anamorphics have a long history in Hollywood and Hollywood North — now we’re putting them in the hands of independent…

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Equipment Rental Rates REDUCED

January 19, 2021

Effective January 2021, CineVic members can now enjoy lower rental prices on the following gear: RED Scarlet 4K Camera FREE * This is a big deal, folks! * Black Magic Camera FREE Cinevate Dolly $25/day Liliput Monitor $25/day  

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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.

Woo Woo

2021 ­3:20 minutes ­ Directed by Tyson Laidler Woo Woo is a short super 8 film strongly inspired by my childhood love of big classic locomotive trains. As a kid, I was obsessed to the point of owning an electric train set and Thomas the Tank Engine bed sheets. On occasion, my parents would take…

Monday Morning (Step Back Dave)

2010 ­ 4 minutes ­ Directed by Arnold Lim Music video created for CineVic’s Reel­-to-­Reel event in 2010.

“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.

Racism & Cultural Appropriation in the Arts

March 25, 2021    86:00 minutes Filmmakers Panel with Simone Blais, Peruzzo, Adhel Arop, and Andy Hodgson – presented in collaboration with Vancouver Short Film Festival.

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.

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.  

Fire Spell

2015    03:45 minutes    Directed by Joshua Zermeno, Written by Sarah Nicole Faucher An apprentice learns that wizards make mistakes that can not be undone by anyone else in the world.    

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.  

All Clear

2015    04:08 minutes    Directed by Ft. Langley (William Wilkinson & Oliver Brooks) A music video for Aiden Knight.

ELA

2014  7:33 minutes  Directed by Denver Jackson Created for the 2014 CineVic Film Slam!  

Pity Party – Teaser Trailer

2018  1:10 minutes (trailer)  Directed by Ashley Good There’s no worse time to experience a mid-mid life crisis, than during the end of the world.

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.