The Circus International Film Festival Was Founded in late 2020. The second annual festival was held online from March 14 - April 15, 2023. Winners and selections from the 2023 Festival are listed below.
To continue our commitment to the recognition of the rising popularity and importance of short form content, we created the Short Shorts category for the 2023 CIFF.
The 2023 Circus International Film Festival Short Shorts Juried Winner was Walls Beneath Our Feet directed by Antti Suniala.
The Audience Choice film was Fantasy from William Brandon.
The 2023 Circus International Film Festival Full Length Juried Winner was Persephone Bound: Continuing the Converstation by Micheline Chevrier and Fred Barrette.
The Audience Choice award went to URUBU from Tato Sanches
The 2023 Circus International Film Festival included a special award given by the team behind the Circus International Film Festival. The four awarded films were The Show Must Not Go On from Remy Archer; Common Ground directed by Victoria Dela Amedume; Brave Clown by Paúl Gomex; and Life ∞ Hope from DoubleV