December 1, 2022: Earlybird Submissions Open
December 22, 2022: Regular Submissions Open
January 12, 2023: Late Submissions Open
February, 1, 2023: Final Deadline to Submit
March 1, 2023: Official Selections Notification
March 14: Festival Begins
April 15 (World Circus Day): Festival Winners Announced
In its third year running, Circus International Film Festival will be offering 5 competitive categories for submissions: Under 18, Short Shorts (Under 5 Minutes), Shorts - Documentary, Shorts - Non-Documentary, and Full Length. For more information about each category, visit the Submissions page.
Festival prizes will be awarded to one film in each category. Honorable Mentions may be awarded at the discretion of the jury. Audience Choice will also be awarded to one film in each competitive category.
Note: Film selections and awards will be based on excellence in filmmaking, not on the level of circus skills displayed.
BIPOC filmmakers are especially welcome.
Accessibility features are highly encouraged.
Under 18 Jury Selection Prize:
AYCO/ACE One (1) Year Memebership
Under 18 Audience Choice Prize:
Short Shorts - Jury Selection Prize:
Short Shorts Audience Choice Prize:
Shorts - Documentary Jury Selection Prize:
Shorts - Documentary Audience Choice Prize:
Shorts - Non-Documentary Jury Selection Prize:
Shorts - Non-Documentary Audience Choice Prize:
Full Length Jury Selection Prize:
Full Length Audience Choice Prize: