CineVic presents the 11th annual Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival, showcasing the best short films and filmmakers from here on unceded Lək̓ʷəŋən Territory on Vancouver Island, and from over 30 regions around the Pacific Ocean. Plus -- we're hitting the road for a first-ever national tour!

May 5th-13th 2023

May 14th-31st 2023

May 29th - June 24th 2023
Across Canada

Push In - The CineVic Podcast

The podcast is back for our third season, with host and longtime CineVic member Joyce Kline digging into all things indie film and speaking with creators at home and abroad about their craft. Find us on AppleSpotify, or your favourite podcast app.

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Story Break returns for 2023 with monthly sessions on focussed topics, special guests, table reads, and feedback forums. All are welcome to join us on the second Wednesday of each month.

Monthly Meetup for Screenwriters
10 May 2023
6:30 pm PT

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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


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.


CineVic has the gear for your
🎥 indie film
🎨 media art
🎬 web series
🖼️ documentary
▶ viral video
Join up to get member rates!


Participate in workshops, mentorships, and creation programs. Apply for professional development, production, and exhibition opportunities. Attend screenings, artist talks, and collaborative networking events.

Latest News

Short Circuit 2023 Awards Reel

May 13, 2023

Announcing our award winners from the 2023 Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival: 🏆🏆🏆 Outstanding BC Film *Sponsored by William F White* MY NAME IS ARNOLD Outstanding International Film THE…

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Members in the News

January 26, 2023

Our creative and energetic members have been appearing in local publications lately, and we always strive to amplify their work far and wide! Read on to see what they’re up…

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Congratulations to Dynamo recipients!

December 14, 2022

We are pleased to announce the first round of recipients from the pilot intake of our DYNAMO filmmaking grant and equipment sponsorship program: Arnold Lim Holdouts / 홀드아웃 Ella Privet Spark Bird…

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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…

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…

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,…

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.


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.