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May 1-31, 2021

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

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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
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TICKETS

Help support independent artists around the world! Short Circuit proudly shares ticket sales with all of our filmmakers.

(Prices in $CAD)

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10 SCREENING PROGRAMS

Click to expand each one below to see the list of films, release schedule, and video player.

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FILMMAKER Q&As

Filmmaker Q&As will be presented LIVE online throughout the month of May, and recordings will remain on YouTube for viewers who were unable to attend.

ANNOUNCING THE 2021

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WINNING PITCH

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This year's Top 5 screenwriters pitched their projects at Short Circuit on

Wednesday May 19th 2021 @ 7:00pm PDT

⬇️ Watch the livestream recording right here ⬇️

Now in its fifth year, CINE⚡SPARK annually awards a production package of cash, equipment, and services to an outstanding short screenplay by a filmmaker from the Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands region.

The best pitch walks away with more than $17,500 worth of resources to make their short film courtesy of CineVic, William F White International, and Modo. They'll have a year to complete it and premiere it at next year’s Short Circuit Film Festival!

 

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AWARD WINNING FILMS

Watch our awards reel that was announced on May 19th:


Outstanding International Film
MY NAME IS MUDJU

Outstanding BC Film
ALONE IN THE ARCTIC SKIES

Outstanding Documentary Film
KEEPERS OF THE SHY PLACE

Outstanding Animated Film
THE COIN

Outstanding Director
OHRWURM (EARWIG) - Connor Gaston

Outstanding Cinematography
MY NAME IS MUDJU

Outstanding Art Direction
OHRWURM (EARWIG)

Outstanding Screenplay
ANI - Josephine Stewart-Te Whiu

Outstanding Sound
ALONE IN THE ARCTIC SKIES

Outstanding Music
HARANA (SERENADE)

Outstanding Editing
TURF NATION

Outstanding Performance
MY NAME IS MUDJU - Ashweeni Mason (Mudju)

Audience Choice
LUCID

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CineVic acknowledges and respects the long history of the Lək̓ʷəŋən-speaking people, now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, as well as the W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations, on whose traditional and unceded territory we carry out our activities.

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

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Short Circuit and CINE⚡SPARK Sponsors

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This event is supported by Downtown Victoria