PACIFIC RIM DOCS SATURDAY MAY 5 7:00PM THE VIC THEATRE * Directors in attendance HAUNTED WITNESS Vancouver/Australia 10:00 Dir. Daniel Clarke Trauma suffered by crime reporters is an under-reported and stigmatized issue. BLOOD WATER Discovery Islands 4:00 Dir. Tavish Campbell Investigative dives at two salmon processing plants reveal a shocking and horrendous secret hidden below the surface. KWADACHA BY THE RIVER Kwadacha Nation 18:30 Dir. Jessica Hallenbeck, Dave Shortt, Mitchell McCook Decades after being flooded out of their territory by a hydroelectric dam, the Indigenous northern BC community of Kwadacha grapples with the cultural and social impact that the loss of their land has on their heritage. ICHIRO AND THE WAVE Indonesia/Singapore 10:30 Dir. Isaac Kerlow Ichiro was fishing near the coast of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, when the 2004 tsunami struck his boat. GWALA RISING Papua New Guinea 13:00 Dir. Stephani Gordon* Gwala Rising depicts the revitalization of traditional conservation practices in Papua New Guinea. A LIFE LIKE THIS New Zealand 12:00 Dir. Isaiah Tour A young New Zealander and his father explore their family's refugee story as survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime. MOKO: A FILM ABOUT A MAORI POET New Zealand 7:00 Dir. Félix Vaunois This is the story of a modern-day Maori poet from Lyttelton, Christchurch. MY FEAR Mexico 4:30 Dir. Manfred Lopez Grem Diego Amezcua was born with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita, yet still pushed ahead to become a professionally trained actor. INVISIBLE OREGON Oregon 6:00 Dir. Sam Forencich Invisible Oregon reveals a landscape beyond the range of human perception. THE HUNDRED-YEAR-OLD WHALE Victoria 15:00 Dir. Mark Leiren-Young We meet the world's oldest killer whale and explore her past and her family's future. BUY ADVANCE TICKETS UNTIL APRIL 30th FRIDAY MAY 4 7:00PM • BC SHORTS 9:00PM • CINESPARK PITCH EVENT 10:30PM • OPENING PARTY SATURDAY MAY 5 3:00PM • FILMMAKERS PANEL 7:00PM • PACIFIC RIM DOCS 9:00PM • PACIFIC RIM FICTION + AWARDS CHECK OUT THE FESTIVAL PREVIEW IN VICTORIA NEWS TICKETS: $5 ONLINE (UNTIL APRIL 30th) $10 AT THE DOOR $5 FOR CINEVIC MEMBERS $20 FESTIVAL PASS CINESPARK = FREE! BUY ADVANCE TICKETS UNTIL APRIL 30th 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 Short Circuit 2017 Short Circuit 2017 Short Circuit 2015 Short Circuit 2014 Short Circuit 2013 Short Circuit 2012 "Fab Films: Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival expands international flavour" (Victoria News - 2018) "Festival of short films making a big noise" (Times Colonist - 2017) "CineVic's short film fest stars our beautiful coast" (Times Colonist - 2014) "Victoria filmmaker takes intergalactic journey" (Times Colonist - 2013) "Short Circuit celebrates Pacific Northwest Film" (The Nexus - 2012) 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. Withoutabox logos are trademarks of Withoutabox, a DBA of IMDb.com Inc. or its affiliates.