Our 6th annual festival begins in:


This year we received a record number of short film submissions from around the Pacific Rim!

Stay tuned, we'll be announcing our selections soon...

Attention filmmakers -- Short Circuit returns in 2018, with another showcase of films from around the Pacific Rim!

If you're a filmmaker from a region bordering the Pacific Ocean, then you are invited to submit your new short film for consideration. For Short Circuit's 6th anniversary, the 2018 festival promises to be bigger and better than ever!

We are looking for great films made after January 1, 2016 in all genres with a maximum running time of 20 minutes. SUBMIT YOUR FILM AT FILMFREEWAY.

Short Circuit and CINE⚡SPARK are presented by CineVic, located in Victoria, British Columbia's beautiful capital city on Vancouver Island. Victoria is on traditional unceded territory of the Coast Salish Indigenous peoples, and is surrounded by historical landmarks and natural landscapes sure to captivate any traveller.

Canada was picked as the #1 destination country for Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2017, and Victoria was recently named one of the Top 10 Best Cities in the World by Condé Nast.

Film submissions are eligible from the following locations:

• British Columbia or Yukon, Canada
• Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, or Hawaii, USA
• Australia, French Polynesia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea
• Japan, Russian Far East, North Korea, South Korea, Pacific Coast Provinces of China, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, Taiwan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Timor-Leste, Thailand
• Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Pacific Coast States of Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru
• Entries truly originating from outside of these states/provinces/countries will be deleted. NO REFUNDS.


Awards up for grabs:

• Best Film
• Best Director
• Best Cinematography
• Best Screenplay
• Best Lead Performance
• Best Supporting Performance
• Best Sound
• Best Music
• Best Editing
• Audience Choice

Early Deadline:
December 15, 2017

Regular Deadline:
January 15, 2018

Final Deadline:
February 15, 2018

New categories for 2018!

Pacific Rim
Short Doc

Pacific Rim
Short Fiction

BC Shorts

Short Circuit 2015
Short Circuit 2015

Short Circuit 2014
Short Circuit 2014

Short Circuit 2013
Short Circuit 2013

Short Circuit 2012
Short Circuit 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.

Short Circuit and CINE⚡️SPARK sponsors:


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