CineVic Society of Independent Filmmakers is an artist-run society supporting independent filmmakers and media artists with accessible community programming, affordable equipment, professional development resources, and cinematic exhibition opportunities.

CineVic was founded in 1991 as a production resource centre. We maintain professional­-grade equipment and facilities to ensure your project has high production value from start to finish. Our programming engages the community through screenings, exhibitions, workshops, filmmaking challenges, social events, volunteer opportunities, and an annual short film festival. Our membership includes a range of film and media art enthusiasts, students, emerging and established artists, and industry professionals who also produce their own independent projects. We encourage the creation of quality work in any genre, with a focus on narrative storytelling.

Our Mandate:

• To provide our members with the support, resources, and tools of filmmaking to facilitate the creation of their work.

• To provide a supportive environment for members to exhibit and/or engage in the critical discourse of their work.

• To provide artistic and technical development opportunities to members.

• To support members in the promotion of their works.

• To cooperate with other organizations, in furtherance of the above purposes.

What is the largest, the longest, and the oldest on Vancouver Island?

(A) Bureaucracy    (B) Stubbornness    (C) VFF    (D) WTF

The Victoria Film Festival embodies the spirit of the cinematic arts on Vancouver Island. We worship cult films, practice wine & beer sacrifices, offer a ritual of initiation for emerging filmmakers, and bring unique artistic voices from Canada and around the world to local screens.

VFF is open to all forms of creative media, but it is deathly allergic to clichés. Every February, we roust hibernating Victorians and islanders, roll out the pink carpet for the sheer glam of it, and throw a 10-day film festival across the city.

FLUX media gallery exhibits innovative media artworks by local, national, and international media artists, providing artists and the community a gathering place for the exchange of ideas and dialogue on media arts practice.

MediaNet is a non-profit organization that operates the FLUX media gallery, and serves artists and the public in the Greater Victoria region, on the ancestral and un-ceded territories of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations and also the WSANEC peoples of the Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tseycum, and Tsawout First Nations.

MediaNet’s mandate is to provide access to specialized video equipment and post-production tools, help artists create independent film, video, and media art, as well as provide learning opportunities and exhibitions of media art.

MediaNet is a registered charity and donations to MediaNet will get a tax-deductible receipt.

Creative BC brings a strategic and integrated approach to the growth and development of British Columbia’s creative sector. The organization is an independent society created and supported by the provincial government to sustain and help grow British Columbia’s creative industries, which are defined as those generating original storytelling content for mass production, global distribution, and consumption: motion picture, interactive and digital media, music and sound recording, and magazine and book publishing.

The society delivers a wide range of programs and services with a mandate to expand B.C.’s creative economy. These activities include administration of the provincial government’s motion picture tax credit programs, delivery of program funding and export marketing support for the sector, and provincial film commission services. Combined, these activities serve to attract inward investment and market B.C. as a partner and destination of choice for domestic and international content creation.

Creative BC acts as an industry catalyst and ambassador to help B.C.’s creative sector reach its economic, social, environmental, and creative potential both at home and globally. We gratefully acknowledge the unceded ancestral territories of the 34 First Nations language and cultural groups upon whose homelands the province’s creative industries work and live. Creative BC and the sector we support have a crucial role to play in uplifting Indigenous people and specifically, Indigenous voices, creators, companies, and creative content. We prioritize actions that foster relationships and lasting partnerships, contribute to long-term value, ensure greater access, and deepen cultural understanding. Creative BC embeds accountability for change as a foundational principle in all spheres of our activity and influence.