The One Take Super 8 Event is back again for its third edition on Vancouver Island. It's new-age fun with a vintage feel! Join us for LIVE screenings of 22 new short films on celluloid Super 8 at the Metro Studio Theatre or streaming on YouTube.

Friday 14 October 2022
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Saturday 15 October 2022
7:00pm PT

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DYNAMO
*NEW*
Film Grant & Equipment Access Program

Apply now for up to $2,500 cash funding and up to $5,000 in-kind equipment rental toward your indie film project.

Application Deadline: 31 October 2022

STORY BREAK
Monthly Meetup for Screenwriters
Wednesday 12 October @ 6:00pm PT

Join us via Zoom for some chit-chat, sharing works in progress, and collaborative skill-building. Free and open to the public!

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 stabilizers •
• 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

STORY BREAK

14 December 2022

On the second Wednesday of each month, CineVic presents: STORY BREAK monthly meetup for screenwriters.

Local writers get together for motivation, collaboration, or sharing of works-in-progress. A great opportunity whether you are new to screenwriting, a seasoned professional, or just want to support others in the creative process. Free and open to the public.

CineVic AGM 2022

28 September 2022

Attention CineVic Members! Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is scheduled for Wednesday 28 September 2022 at 6:00pm on Zoom. Join us to review some highlights of the past year, and elect your Board of Directors for the coming year.

DYNAMO Application Deadline

31 October 2022

Introducing CineVic’s new film grant and equipment access program: DYNAMO! Apply now for up to $2,500 cash funding and up to $5,000 in-kind equipment rental toward your indie film project.

One Take Super 8 Event – 2022

14-15 October 2022

The One Take Super 8 Event is back again for its third edition on Vancouver Island! Join us for the world premiere of 22 new analogue movies presented LIVE on celluloid Super 8 film at Metro Studio Theatre, or watch from home on YouTube.

STORY BREAK

9 November 2022

On the second Wednesday of each month, CineVic presents: STORY BREAK monthly meetup for screenwriters.

Local writers get together for motivation, collaboration, or sharing of works-in-progress. A great opportunity whether you are new to screenwriting, a seasoned professional, or just want to support others in the creative process. Free and open to the public.

STORY BREAK

12 October 2022

On the second Wednesday of each month, CineVic presents: STORY BREAK monthly meetup for screenwriters.

Local writers get together for motivation, collaboration, or sharing of works-in-progress. A great opportunity whether you are new to screenwriting, a seasoned professional, or just want to support others in the creative process. Free and open to the public.

Latest News

Insurance Rate Increase

July 13, 2022

Due to rising insurance costs, CineVic will be increasing our Member Production Insurance rate from $195 to $225 on September 1, 2022. But don’t worry — it’s still the best deal…

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Short Circuit 2022 Awards Reel

May 7, 2022

Announcing our award winners from the 2022 Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival:   • CINESPARK Pitch The Girl in the Forest – Hoo Youn Kwon • Outstanding Art Direction…

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🚨 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…

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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.

79 Summers

2021  ­3:15 minutes ­ Directed by Ella Privet This film was shot for CineVic’s One-Take Super 8 event. 79 Summers is a tribute to nature’s poetry and how unexpected friendships…

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,…

Ersatz Cats

2021 ­3:20 minutes ­ Directed by Suzanne Moreau Ersatz Cats is about humans acting as cats acting as humans acting as cats. Think “Victor/Victoria” fluidity – but cats. Inspired by…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

All Clear

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

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.