Submissions for our 7th annual festival open on September 1st, 2018



Attention filmmakers -- Short Circuit returns in 2019, with another showcase of films from around the Pacific Rim!

2018 was our biggest festival yet: we started it off with a glitzy party high atop the Chateau Victoria, and presented 28 films in 3 screening programs with over 25 visiting filmmakers in attendance!

For Short Circuit's 7th anniversary, the 2019 festival promises to be bigger and better than ever. If you're a filmmaker from a region bordering the Pacific Ocean, then you are invited to submit your new short film for consideration.

We are looking for great films made after January 1, 2017 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.

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, and Canada was picked as the #1 destination country for Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2017.

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 originating from outside of these states/provinces/countries will be deleted. NO REFUNDS.


Awards up for grabs:

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

Early Deadline:

Regular Deadline:

Final Deadline:

Submission Categories:

Pacific Rim
Short Doc

Pacific Rim
Short Fiction

BC Shorts

Short Circuit 2018

Short Circuit 2017

Short Circuit 2015

Short Circuit 2014

Short Circuit 2013

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: