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Short Circuit 2021


1-31 May 2021

The only Pacific Rim film festival in the world returns for our 9th annual showcase of short films from near and far!

An entire month of online screenings and events

50 short films in 10 on-demand programs

Dozens of filmmakers representing over 25 regions around the Pacific Rim

Film Slam! 48-Hour Filmmaking Challenge

11-13 June 2021
The 48 Film Festival (aka. The 48) is a brand new Canada-wide short filmmaking challenge -- for one weekend, participants will write, shoot, direct, score, edit and finish a short film in 48 hours.

All filmmakers who register and complete their film by the deadline will be screened locally in each participating province and territory, then the top 2 films selected from each province and territory will appear together on the big screen at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto in March 2022.

For filmmakers on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, CineVic is resurrecting the FILM SLAM! name from our time-crunch filmmaking challenges in the early 2000s.

Film Slam! 48-Hour Screening


18-20 June 2021

Enjoy six new short films made from start to finish in just 48 hours, by eager guerrilla filmmakers from Vancouver Island. After the screening premiere time, films will be available to screen for 48 hours. The top two films selected by our jury will go on to compete for a chance to screen at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto in 2022.

One Take Super 8 Event 2021

Alix Goolden Performance Hall 907 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC

23 October 2021

CineVic is SUPER excited to announce Vancouver Island’s second edition of the One Take Super 8 Event — this time in full Kodak colour! A fun, non-competitive, community-driven creation and exhibition opportunity for intrigued newbies, amateur artists, and professional filmmakers alike. Get your advance tickets now and join us in-person or online for the limited-capacity hybrid screening event!


International Women’s Day 2022: Call for Submissions

15 January 2022

The Victoria Arts Council in partnership with CineVic are looking for film and video works to screen on 8 March 2022 as part of International Women's Day at The Blue Bridge Theatre. Submitted works may be fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, or any other genre, 10 minutes maximum running time. Artists should currently be living and working in the Vancouver Island / Gulf Islands area, though submissions from other regions may be considered. Submission Deadline: 15 January 2022

CineVic Screening @ VFF

Capitol 6 Theatre 805 Yates Street, Victoria, BC

6 February 2022

CineVic Society of Independent Filmmakers is pleased to continue our longstanding relationship with the Victoria Film Festival. Please join us for a presentation of local short film highlights from our programming over the past year, including: Film Slam, One Take Super 8 Event, CINE⚡SPARK, and our own Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival.


International Women’s Day 2022: Who Is Your Shero?

The Roxy Theatre 2657 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC

8 March 2022

We are pleased to announce that Kulea Culture Society has partnered with the Victoria Arts Council for this year’s International Women's Day celebration and live event, with a screening presented by CineVic Society of Independent Filmmakers. Who Is Your (S)hero will include presentations by four community leaders, performances by four local artists, and five short films by local filmmakers.

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The 48 Film Fest

3 April 2022

The inaugural 48 Film Festival will screen at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto featuring the top entries from 48-hour filmmaking challenges across Canada, including our own Film Slam winners Hair Today, Grey Tomorrow by Octavian Kaul, and Carissima (Dearest) by Sonya Chwyl and Anik Desmarais-Spencer.

Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival 2022

Vic Theatre 808 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC

1-31 May 2022

The 10th annual Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival will showcase the best local and international short films from around the Pacific Rim, in-person and online, May 1st to 31st 2022. Festival program now available!

One Take Super 8 Event – 2022

Metro Studio Theatre 1411 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC

14-15 October 2022

The One Take Super 8 Event is back again for its third edition on Vancouver Island! Join us for the world premiere of 22 new analogue movies presented LIVE on celluloid Super 8 film at Metro Studio Theatre, or watch from home on YouTube.