These films are may not be eligible for festival awards, but they paved the way for CIFF to exist.
Circus Harmony/Alexandra Lipsitz
Circus Kids tells the story of the first partnership and tour between Circus Harmony, a social circus in St. Louis and the Galilee Circus, a Jewish/Arab youth circus in Israel. As these young people from a variety of backgrounds focus on what connects them instead of what divides, they create something amazing together. The film follows them across Israel as they promote peace through pyramids, joy through juggling, and harmony through handsprings!
Hora de Dormir
Guilherme Martins Moreira
The clowns Tertúlia, Jabotinha and Bufinho Marofa are anxiously preparing for the best time of the day: bedtime. But despite all the self-care procedures, it seems that something prevents them from getting the long-awaited nap
The clown whose mother passed away, wants to conseal his feelings.
This is how I spent my summer in quarantine.
“The Climb” is a satirical take on one of the circus' oldest and most confusing disciplines; ladder. This autobiocumentary follows Keenan, the star performer of the ladder community, as he recovers from a near fatal accident while performing the infamous