BC SHORTS FRIDAY 4 MAY 2018 7:00PM THE VIC THEATRE * Directors in attendance THE UNDERTAKER'S SON Vancouver 14:00 Dir. The Affolter Brothers* Christopher attends work for the first time to learn the macabre family business. SCRATCHY Mayne Island 3:00 Dir. Marv Newland* 20 scenes from 5 animated motion pictures assembled to an original soundtrack. SUPER BINGO Victoria 13:00 Dir. Matthew Blecha* When Leo, the bingo hall number-caller unexpectedly quits, Steve the concessions guy is forced to take his place. MIA Victoria 5:00 Dir. Octavian Kaul* A young girl named Mia struggles with an eating disorder. BFF Quadra Island 7:30 Dir. Sofía Auza A young man searches for a best friend in a world where friends are treated like romantic partners. VIOLET AND JUNE Vancouver 6:30 Dir. Linnea Ritland A short film about falling in love, the terror of being alive in a cold heartless universe, and butts. THE STAKEOUT Vancouver 10:00 Dir. Jax Smith* Two small -town cops are sent on a mysterious stakeout. FATAL RHAPSODY Vancouver 14:00 Dir. Javier Badillo* A pizza delivery man's quest to win back his ex is thwarted when he's pulled into the turmoil of two deranged criminals with their own relationship woes. MENTAL Vancouver 11:00 Dir. Jax Smith* Alicia sees reality through a dreamlike lens of externalized psychotic episodes. PLUS A WORLD PREMIERE OF THE FIRST CINE⚡SPARK FILM: HER NAME IS DESTINY 15:00 Dir. Alex Miller* Sam Cantor is a hard working young father trying to make a life for himself in the same depressing small town he grew up in. Despite having a past filled with bad family, hard drugs and dead ends, he's cleaned up his life by focusing on the one thing that matters: his daughter, Destiny. When an opportunity for Destiny to experience a life outside of town arrives in Sam's mailbox, he seizes the chance to finally make things right. FRIDAY 4 MAY 2018 7:00PM • BC SHORTS 9:00PM • CINESPARK PITCH EVENT 10:30PM • OPENING PARTY SATURDAY 5 MAY 2018 3:00PM • FILMMAKERS PANEL 7:00PM • PACIFIC RIM DOCS 9:00PM • PACIFIC RIM FICTION + AWARDS CHECK OUT THE FESTIVAL PREVIEW IN VICTORIA NEWS ... AND ON CHEK TV! TICKETS: $5 ONLINE $10 AT THE DOOR $5 FOR CINEVIC MEMBERS $20 FESTIVAL PASS CINESPARK = FREE! SHORT CIRCUIT 2018 PROGRAMMING TEAM Andrea Smith Peek Andy Robertson Arnold Lim Ashley Good Bryan Skinner Claire Mulligan Daniel Carruthers Dan Hogg David Geiss Justus Lowry Keith Digby Kemi Craig Michael Korican Rasanga Weerasinghe Stacey Ashworth Trent Peek MANY THANKS TO OUR 2018 SPONSORS 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 through the participating municipalities of Esquimalt, Highlands, Metchosin, Oak Bay, Saanich, Sidney, Victoria and View Royal.