Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society is a non-profit Artist-Run Centre, supporting independent filmmakers, media artists and arts audiences through facilities and initiatives encompassing production, exhibition, consultation, outreach and advocacy.
Through programs that foster experimentation with motion-picture arts, in dialogue with their historic, current and future cultural contexts, we engage our membership and wider communities in the investigative, expressive and transformative powers of the moving image.
In addition to our main offices, production studio, edit suites and equipment rental store off Howe Street in Vancouver’s Downtown core, Cineworks runs an analogue film lab and studio in the city’s Downtown East Side. Known as the Annex, this facility features an extensively equipped darkroom and open studio with equipment for machine and hand processing photochemical film, as well as for contact printing, optical printing, stop-frame animation and editing Super 8, 16mm and 35mm film.
Cineworks was incorporated as a non-profit society in 1980, and in 1983 was recognized as a charitable organization by Revenue Canada. We gratefully acknowledge and pay respect to the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations on whose unceded traditional territories our organization and our work is based. We also gratefully acknowledge the support of Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, The Province of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver.
Accessibility: Our Annex Analogue studio, darkroom and washroom are wheelchair accessible. Our Howe Street production and exhibition studio is wheelchair accessible, with wheelchair accessible washroom in the immediate neighbourhood – please contact [email protected] or 604 685 3841 with questions or concerns as to how we can meet your needs.