Dear friends and CineVic members, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the following adjustments to our programming and services:
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Our office is currently closed until further notice.
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Equipment bookings are by appointment only, with health and safety precautions in place. Please use our request form.
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Workshops are on hold for the summer, but we are exploring options for remote seminars in the fall and spring.
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Staff will continue to work remotely, so please feel free to get in touch!

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

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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

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Latest News

Black Lives Matter

June 9, 2020

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. Black stories matter. CineVic stands in solidarity with Black communities and allies in Victoria and all over the world who are standing up to condemn systemic racism and violations of basic human rights. Our mandate of supporting artists refers not only to providing creation and exhibition resources but also…

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Short Circuit 2020: That’s a wrap!

June 1, 2020

The first-ever #watchfromhome edition of Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival was a smashing success! From May 15th to 31st 2020, we showcased 30 short films from around the world in six themed programs for viewers to stream on demand. We chatted with filmmakers from Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Singapore, Japan, Washington, and Hawaii in…

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CineVic Merch!

February 23, 2020

Our Spring 2019 fashion line will soon be hitting the streets. Be the first to pre-order CineVic Merch from our online store — and don’t be afraid to ask us about custom items! Check out these items and more in our online store >>  

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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.

“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.

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.

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.