One Take Super 8 Event

World premiere of 21 new short films by local artists. Get your tickets now for our hybrid analogue/digital screening, in-person and online!

Saturday October 23rd 2021
7:00pm PT
Alix Goolden Performance Hall
OR
Watch from home on YouTube

THE INCUBATORS 2.0

CineVic's filmmaking workshop and mentorship program returns! Attend one, some, or all 12 workshops. Zoom sessions run September to December. 

Register Now! Limited Seating!

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SHORT CIRCUIT PACIFIC RIM FILM FESTIVAL

returns in 2022 for our 10th annual edition

🌏 Submissions Now Open 🌎

CINE⚡️SPARK returns in 2022 for our sixth 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.

Sponsored by:

⚡️ Submissions Now Open ⚡️

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🚨 NEW EQUIPMENT 🚨

• Set of three anamorphic prime lenses •
• Matthews doorway dolly & track •
• Ronin camera stabilizer with Ready Rig •
• New LED flat-panel light kits •
and more!

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 Podcasts or your favourite streaming service!

RED Gemini 5K

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

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.

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

Upcoming Events

One Take Super 8 Event

23 October 2021

CineVic is SUPER excited to announce Vancouver Island’s second edition of the One Take Super 8 Event — this time in full Kodak colour! A fun, non-competitive, community-driven creation and exhibition opportunity for intrigued newbies, amateur artists, and professional filmmakers alike. Get your advance tickets now and join us in-person or online for the limited-capacity hybrid screening event!

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Visual Storytelling & Animation part 1 w/ Amanda Strong

30 October 2021

Learn basic 2D and 3D stop-motion techniques, and tips for visual storytelling from the award winning artist Amanda Strong! In this workshop, participants will explore basic methods of moving objects frame by frame, lighting, and rigging processes for stop-motion animation. Strong will be show examples for participants to get a detailed look behind the scenes at design, render, and scale. We encourage that participants bring objects or puppets they have made for a Zoom show-and-tell (optional but not required).

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Short Circuit Film Festival – Earlybird Deadline

1 November 2021

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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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.

Monday Morning (Step Back Dave)

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

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.

“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.

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

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

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

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.

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.