Open call – 60secondscircusfilms, a circus film competition

60secondscircusfilm is a brand-new international competition for circus films with the duration of only one minute, initiated by DYNAMO Workspace and OFF – Odense International Film Festival in Denmark.

The winner receives a prize og 1,000 Euro and a statuette, as well as invitation to the screening at OFF.

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“Circus” can be widely interpreted: As artistry, ideas, inspiration, narrative, wild physicality and hugely specific details. Just as contemporary circus itself, we wish to set this first edition of the competition free from restrictions and genre-definition but ask you to be creative and curious towards the opportunities the mash up between film media and circus art present.

What happens when the circus body enters the screen? Which opportunities arise when highly specialized tricks meet the ability to bend time? What modes of expression does film represent, and how do they correlate with the infinite expressions of circus?

Capture this in 60 seconds, and you’re free to enter the competition!

The prize will consist of a statuette and 1000 Euros.

Create a film of 60 seconds
All genres are accepted
No limits regarding production year
Theme: circus
There is no submission fee
Deadline for submission 21st of May
All selected films will be screened at DYNAMO Circus Festival and OFF – Odense International Film Festival

21st February: Open for submission
21st Maj: Deadline for submission
14th – 17th June: DYNAMO Circus Festival. The films will loop in the OFF Roader (Cinema Circus Van) throughout the festival, and be shown at a main event on a big screen the 15th June.
28th August – 3rd September: OFF – Odense International Film Festival. The films will be screened during the festival.

The prize will consist of a statuette and 1000 Euros.

A big thanks to our sponsors: The Danish Arts Foundation, The Municipality of Odense & Royal Unibrew
– and a friendly nudge and big thank you to our colleagues at 60secondsdance, who have served as an inspiration!