Join us for the 10th annual Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival + CINE⚡️SPARK

1-7 May 2022
The Vic Theatre

8-31 May 2022
Online

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

Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival 2022

1-31 May 2022

The 10th annual Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival will showcase the best local and international short films from around the Pacific Rim, in-person and online, May 1st to 31st 2022. Festival program now available!

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STORY BREAK

8 June 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.

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STORY BREAK

13 July 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.

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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.

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 my three felines’ amusing and perplexing shenanigans, this film is a cross between a cat video and the musical Cats. While the human’s away the…

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 can inspire us.  

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.

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.