January 19th

January 20th

January 25th + February 1st

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

Artist Talk w/ Vic Sarin

19 January 2019

PLEASE NOTE: Due to popular demand we have moved the venue for this event to Movie Monday (Eric Martin Theatre – 2334 Trent Street). Join us for a FREE artist talk and screening of work with renowned filmmaker Vic Sarin. Sarin often wears both hats as Director and Cinematographer, and has worked in 3D and IMAX formats, creating a distinct look and feel with breathtaking visuals and a unique storytelling style that seamlessly weaves together emotional and visual aspects.

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Keepers of the Magic @ Movie Monday

20 January 2020

Keepers of the Magic celebrates the breathtaking cinematic images that have transfixed audiences around the world. This groundbreaking documentary explores our fascination with moving images and provides insight into how cinema’s most iconic moments came to be. Legendary Canadian filmmaker Vic Sarin will be with us in person to present his ode to his fellow cinematographers.

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Screenwriting Adaptation w/ Claire Mulligan

25 January 2019 – 1 February 2019

This two-part workshop will occur over two Saturdays. In the first session we will look at the techniques and challenges of adaptation, how to format and structure your film, how to find source material, and how to get legal rights, amongst other topics. Participants will then be challenged to write a short film adaptation of an adapted scene which will be workshopped and discussed in the second session the following week.

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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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Raffle Prize Winners

December 2, 2019

RAFFLE PRIZE WINNERS Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets in our fundraising raffle and attended Film Festivus on December 1st. A very merry time was had by all! Here are the lucky winners of all the holiday goodies: Vessel Liquor gift card + merch package Michael Korican Charelli’s gift card + cheese set Arnold Lim Pair…

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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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Video Gallery

Sit back and enjoy some amazing work by CineVic members, and relive some of our past programming. Go ahead. Binge.

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.  

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.

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.  

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?

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.

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.

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.