Circus Dreams documents a year in the life of Circus Smirkus, one of the best traveling youth circuses in the world. The vibrant feature documentary immerses viewers into the lives of the 12 to 18 year old performers, capturing their intense work ethic, passion for performance, deep friendships and budding loves. With a heartwarming story and great characters, Circus Dreams is an inspiring testament to the power of youthful dreams. 


Film Festivals

Winner
Best Films4Families Feature Seattle International Film Festival
Winner
Youth Jury Citation SPROCKETS Toronto International Film Festival for Children and Youth
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Indie Spec Special Recognition Award
Boston International Film Festival
Winner
Audience Choice Award Woods Hole Film Festival
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James Goldstone Award
Vermont International Film Festival
Winner
Best Feature Film
Providence Children's Film Festival
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Best Independent Documentary
Kids First! Film Festival

We offer many thanks to our Friends…

Circus Smirkus
Vermont Arts Council
The Vermont Community Foundation
Filmmakers Collaborative
National Endowment for the Arts