Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival 2022
1-7 May 2022 – The Vic Theatre
8-31 May 2022 – Online

Dates and Times at the Vic:  May 01 7:00pm  May 02 7:00pm  May 03 7:00pm  May 04 7:00pm  May 05 7:00pm
Rolling back to the cinema for our 10th annual showcase of short films and filmmakers from around the Pacific Ocean!
50 short films in 8 screening programs

Join us in the cinema or watch online

CINE⚡️SPARK Top 5 Pitch Event

Odeon Alley outdoor mini-cinema

Dozens of filmmakers representing regions around the Pacific Ocean


Operation Mincemeat

Times and Dates:  May 11 7:30pm,  May 13 7:30pm,  May 14 1:45pm,  May 15 7:30pm,  May 16 5:00pm,  May 17 7:30pm,  May 19 7:30pm

Director: John Madden

It’s 1943. The Allies are determined to break Hitler’s grip on occupied Europe, and plan an all-out assault on Sicily; but they face an impossible challenge – how to protect a massive invasion force from potential massacre. It falls to two remarkable intelligence officers, Ewen Montagu (Colin Firth) and Charles Cholmondeley (Matthew Macfadyen) to dream the most inspired and improbable disinformation strategy of the war – centred on the most unlikely of secret agents: a dead man. Operation Mincemeat is the extraordinary and true story of an idea that hoped to alter the course of the war – defying logic, risking countless thousands of lives, and testing the nerves of its creators to breaking point.


The Tale Of King Crab

Dates and Times:  May 08 5:00pm  May 11 5:00pm  May 12 5:00pm

Director: Alessio Rigo de Righi & Matteo Zoppis

Luciano is a wandering outcast in a remote, late 19th-century Italian village. His life becomes undone by alcohol, forbidden love, and a bitter conflict with the prince of the region over the right of passage through an ancient gateway. When the quarrel escalates, Luciano is exiled to the distant Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego where, with the help of ruthless gold-diggers, he searches for a mythical treasure, paving his way toward redemption. However, in these barren lands, only greed and insanity can prevail.
World Premiere: 2021 Cannes Film Festival


All my puny sorrows

May 13 5:00pm,  May 14 5:00pm,  May 15 5:15pm,  May 16 7:45pm,  May 17 5:00pm,  May 18 7:45pm,  May 19 5:00pm

Director: Michael McGowan

Based on the international best-selling novel by Miriam Toews, ALL MY PUNY SORROWS unexpectedly infuses wry humour into this heart-wrenching story of two loving sisters: one a gifted pianist (Sarah Gadon) obsessed with ending her life, the other a struggling writer (Alison Pill) who, in wrestling with this decision, makes profound discoveries about herself.


Jammies and Toons: The Iron Giant

Dates and Times:  May 14 11:00am

Director: Brad Bird
Wear your jammies and enjoy a bowl of cereal on us.
This is the story of a nine-year-old boy named Hogarth Hughes who makes friends with an innocent alien giant robot that came from outer space. Meanwhile, a paranoid U.S. Government agent named Kent Mansley arrives in town, determined to destroy the giant at all costs. It’s up to Hogarth to protect him by keeping him at Dean McCoppin’s place in the junkyard.


Jammies and Toons: Batman: Mask of the Phantom

Dates and Times:  June 11.  11:00am

Director: Bruce Timm & Eric Radomski

Wear your jammies and enjoy a bowl of cereal on us.
Batman, the costumed crime-fighter who prowls the night skies in Gotham City, soon finds there’s another vigilante in town knocking off prominent mob figures. Despite the scythe-like blade for a hand, a mechanical voice and the cloud of smoke that follows the figure wherever it goes, the police and outraged officials mistake the homicidal crusader for Batman himself and demand that the city’s longtime hero be brought to justice. Meanwhile, Andrea Beaumont returns to town. She is the lost love of Bruce Wayne, the billionaire playboy who is Batman’s alter ego, and was an integral part of Wayne’s decision ten years earlier to don the cape and cowl. Now, she is back in his life and is no less a disruption than the return of his old archenemy, The Joker, who has a stake in seeing the annihilation of this new vigilante, whoever it proves to be.