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CINE⚡️SPARK
offers a production package worth more than
$17,500
to screenwriters and filmmakers from the Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands region

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CINE⚡SPARK Pitch Event - May 19th 2021 @ 7pm 02 web

*Submissions now closed - watch for our next call for submissions in Fall 2022*

The CINE⚡️SPARK production program has been supporting local artists in the Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands region with cash, services, and equipment toward the production of outstanding short films since 2017,.

 

The only submission requirement is a complete screenplay, 10 pages or less. Scripts are blind judged, and the Top 5 pitch their projects in a live event at the annual Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival.


The best pitch receives a comprehensive production package to create their short film
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•  $13,500 in-kind equipment rentals from CineVic
• $2,500 in-kind equipment rentals from William F. White
•  $1,500 cash grant
•  $100 Modo driving credits toward production van rental
•  Production Insurance - 10 consecutive days of coverage ($195 value)
•  One-year complimentary CineVic Production Membership ($220 value)
• Interview segment on Push In - The CineVic Podcast
• Your film will premiere at the Short Circuit Film Festival!

2021 CINE⚡SPARK winning pitch:

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Sarah Nicole Faucher
GOING HOME

2020 CINE⚡SPARK winning pitch:

CINESPARK 2020 winner

Ann Marie Hak
WISHING FALL

2019 CINE⚡SPARK winner:

LUCID
Premiered at the 2021 Short Circuit Film Festival

2018 CINE⚡SPARK winner:

NORMAN
Premiered at the 2019 Short Circuit Film Festival

2017 CINE⚡SPARK winner:

HER NAME IS DESTINY
Premiered at the 2018 Short Circuit Film Festival

Submissions Open:
September 1, 2022

Early Deadline:
November 1, 2022

Regular Deadline:
January 1, 2023

Late Deadline:
February 1, 2023

Top 5 Reveal:
April 2023

Top 5 Pitch Event:
May 2023

Please visit our FilmFreeway page for official program rules and submission information.

CineVic gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance and support of Canada Council for the Arts, Province of British Columbia, British Columbia Arts Council, and the CRD Arts Development Service.

Short Circuit and CINE⚡SPARK sponsors: