Register now for the One Take Super 8 and make a short retro analogue film this summer! 

Registration Deadline:
Monday July 22nd 2024 @ 11:59pm

Great films start here.

CineVic is an artist-run society supporting independent filmmakers and media artists with accessible community 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, on whose traditional and unceded territory we carry out our creative activities.

Check out the award winners from our 12th Annual Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival!

Push In - The CineVic Podcast
Season 4 now streaming!

Listen to host and longtime CineVic member Joyce Kline interviewing filmmakers and content creators at home and abroad about their craft. Find us on AppleSpotify, or your favourite podcast app.

CineVic is proud to be the primary supplier of RED Digital Cinema cameras on Vancouver Island. Meet our fleet:

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Did you know that CineVic has a collection of over 200 movie titles on 16mm celluloid film, donated to us over the past 30+ years from the NFB, universities, libraries, and filmmakers?


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

New Equipment + Show and Tell

July 18, 2024

We’ve got a load of new equipment at CineVic including our new RED Komodo-X camera package, Aputure Daylight LED Lighting, and equipment carts! Our newest addition to our collection of…

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Summer Staff 2024

July 8, 2024

CineVic welcomes our first-ever staff hired through the Canada Summer Jobs program! Ava Creed (left) returns as Equipment Assistant, helping our members with equipment rentals and onboarding some new gear…

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Short Circuit 2024 Award Winners

May 6, 2024

Announcing our award winners from the 2024 Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival: Outstanding International Film Fish Bowl Outstanding BC Film Məca Outstanding Documentary Film Ancestral Threads Outstanding Animated Film…

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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.

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,…

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…

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…

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 Members enjoy benefits such as networking and volunteer opportunities, discounts on workshops, programs, and equipment rental, and more!