CIRCLE Showcase @ Cannes Docs
TWICE COLONIZED directed by Lin Alluna (CIRCLE 2020)
In 2020, CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator entered into a partnership with Cannes Docs - Marché du Film. This was the beginning of the CIRCLE Showcase @ Cannes Docs. Since then, each year we carefully select four CIRCLE alumni participants, who have the opportunity to pitch their docs-in-progress during Cannes Docs to festival programmers, sales agents, and other decision-makers.
A great start of the collaboration between CIRCLE and Cannes Docs / Marché du Film was the project Beauty of the Beast, by Hungarian director Anna Nemes, produced by CIRCLE 2018 alumnae Ágnes Horváth-Szabó and András Pires Muhi, which later won the Nordisk Panorama award.
In 2021, a CIRCLE project won the main Docs-In-Progress Award for the first time - Cent'anni directed by CIRCLE alumna Maja Prelog.
Twice Colonized, directed by CIRCLE 2020 alumna Lin Alluna, became the third CIRCLE project in a row to be awarded at the Docs-In-Progress showcase, where it took the main award in May 2022.