David Geiss

Executive Director

David grew up in the 80s and 90s on a fourth-generation Saskatchewan homestead in Treaty 4 territory, and now lives on Vancouver Island in Coast Salish territory. He holds a Screenwriting MFA from the University of Victoria and a Film & Video Production BFA from the University of Regina. His films and documentaries have screened on television, online, and at festivals around the world. Queen City won the Best Documentary Award at the Canadian National Youth Film Festival in Ottawa, and his followup docudrama Stubblejumper appeared at several festivals including Inside Out. He received NFB support for the short film Basin which screened at dozens of festivals including Hot Docs, FICMA, WNDX, and OIL. More recently he directed the Back to the Land episode of OutTV’s Leo Award nominated documentary series OutSpoken, and the canine adventure film Bark to the Land starring a Boston Terrier. David has taught Screenwriting at UVic, and has served as programmer/curator for Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival and the National Student Film Festival (now the Living Skies Student Film Festival). He has also worked with several non-profit organizations including CineVic Society of Independent Filmmakers, Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative, Queer City Cinema Film & Performing Arts Festivals, U of R Pride, Victoria Car Share, and Modo.

Daniel Carruthers

Equipment Manager

Daniel has been working in the film industry for over 12 years and has over 30 credits to his name as a Director of Photography. He shoots films that screen internationally at festivals including TIFF and Cannes, and his most recent feature film The Devout (directed by Connor Gaston) had its international premiere at Busan International Film Festival. Dan has experience working in a variety of formats including HD, Super 16mm, and CineVic's own RED Scarlet.

Programming & Outreach Coordinator