60 seconds circus film

60secondscircusfilm is an international competition for circus films with the duration of only one minute, initiated by DYNAMO Workspace and OFF – Odense International Film Festival in Denmark in 2023. Selected films will be showcased as a part of OFF 2024.



Create a film of 60 seconds
All genres are accepted
No limits regarding production year

No re-submissions from last year’s competition
Theme circus
Submit on Filmfreeway – €5 fee for submission
Deadline for submission 1st of May



“Circus” can be widely interpreted: As artistry, ideas, inspiration, narrative, wild physicality and hugely specific details. Just as contemporary circus itself, the 60secondscircusfilms-competition is free from restrictions and genre-definition, but instead asks 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!



1st February: Open for submission

1st May: Deadline for submission

21 st May: Notification

10th June: Deadline for film upload

26th August – 1st September: OFF – Odense International Film Festival. The films will be screened during the festival and the winner will be announced



The winner is either granted a prize of €1.000 or a residency at DYNAMO in May 2025. This is to be decided between the winning team and DYNAMO.