THE ONLY PACIFIC RIM FILM FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD returns to Victoria for our 7th annual showcase of films from near and far! May 3+4 2019 2018 was our biggest festival yet, breaking records for submissions, audience attendance, and visiting filmmakers. Join us for another round in 2019! We'll start it all off with local and international shorts and docs, live pitches from our 2019 CINE⚡SPARK Top 5 screenwriters, and a party high atop the Chateau Victoria. Get up close and personal with our guest filmmakers from near and far in a round-robin filmmakers panel. Enjoy some shorts from BC's lower mainland, and an entire program dedicated to homegrown Victoria films. FRIDAY 3 MAY 2019 7:00PM • FILMS FROM NEAR & FAR 9:00PM • CINESPARK PITCH EVENT 10:30PM • OPENING PARTY SATURDAY 4 MAY 2019 2:00PM • FILMMAKERS PANEL 7:00PM • BC FILMS 9:00PM • LOCAL FILMS 10:30PM • WRAP PARTY GET TICKETS SCREENINGS, OPENING PARTY, FILMMAKERS PANEL: $10 each FESTIVAL PASS: $20 CINE⚡SPARK, WRAP PARTY: Free Admission ~ ~ ~ FESTIVAL PREVIEW IN MONDAY MAGAZINE FESTIVAL PREVIEW IN THE TIMES COLONIST Short Circuit and CINE⚡SPARK are presented by CineVic, located in Victoria, British Columbia's beautiful capital city on Vancouver Island. Victoria sits on traditional unceded territory of the Songhees, Esquimalt, and W̱SÁNEĆ Indigenous peoples. Nestled between Vancouver and Seattle, the city is surrounded by historical landmarks and natural landscapes sure to captivate any traveller. Victoria was recently named the #3 Top City in Canada by Travel + Leisure and one of the Top 10 Best Cities in the World by Condé Nast, while Canada was picked as the #1 destination country for Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2017. Short Circuit and CINE⚡SPARK 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 Commission.