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Past Festivals

The Circus International Film Festival Was Founded in late 2020. The first festival was held online from March 14 - April 17, 2021. Past winners and selections are listed below.

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The 2021 Circus International Film Festival Under 18 Juried Winner was Roses and Thorns by Izzi Kessner. 

The Audience Choice film was Isla Bonita from ENC Puerto Rico.

The 2021 Circus International Film Festival Shorts - Documentary Juried Winner was New Horizons directed by Antoine Ménard. 

The Audience Choice film was Fer Sumundo from Arelly Cantellano Fragoso.

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The 2021 Circus International Film Festival Shorts - Performance Juried Winner was Wake from Tamzen Moulding. 

The Audience Choice film was Zéro Vulnérabilité directed by Antione Ménard.

The 2021 Circus International Film Festival Full Length Juried Winner was Cirque du Cambodia created by Joel Gershon. 

The Audience Choice film was TEN from Kate Ryan.

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The 2021 Circus International Film Festival included a special category of Exhibition films. These films were not eligible for judging for a number of reasons, but also helped form the genre of circus film.

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