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CineVic presents the 12th annual Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival

2-5 May 2024

37 short films in 6 screening programs over 4 days

Curated selections from regions around the Pacific Ocean including Vancouver Island, New Zealand, Taiwan, Colombia, Korea, California, British Columbia, and more

Workshop, panel, and networking opportunities for filmmakers and audiences


Land Acknowledgement

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


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Announcing our award winners from the 2024 Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival:

Outstanding International Film
Fish Bowl

Outstanding BC Film

Outstanding Documentary Film
Ancestral Threads

Outstanding Animated Film

Outstanding Directing
I Can’t Go On

Outstanding Cinematography
I Can’t Go On

Outstanding Art Direction
Cloud Striker

Outstanding Screenplay
I Can’t Go On

Outstanding Sound

Outstanding Music
Tank Fairy

Outstanding Editing
Tank Fairy

Outstanding Performance
Fish Bowl – Rachel Sweeney

Festival Program

Thursday May 2nd 2024

Friday May 3rd 2024

Saturday May 4th 2024

Sunday May 5th 2024

May 2nd - 5th 2024


Programmers & Screeners

A big thanks to the team of local and international filmmakers and festival alumni who reviewed submissions for the 2024 festival:

SC2024 Programmers & Screeners - 2

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


Gratitude to our Festival Sponsors:

Julie Roy




Much Love to our Community Partners: