Anthony Banua-Simon

documentary filmmaker

New York, US


Anthony Banua-Simon is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and editor named one of Filmmaker Magazine's 2021 "25 New Faces of Independent Film". His debut feature documentary, Cane Fire, was an official selection of the 2020 Hot Docs International Film Festival as well as the 2021 MoMA Doc Fortnight and won "Best Documentary Feature" at the 2020 Indie Memphis Film Festival and the 2021 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

His short documentary about two former workers of the Domino Sugar Refinery, Third Shift, won "Best Short Documentary" at the 2014 Brooklyn Film Festival and is currently streaming on The Criterion Channel. He's featured in The New York Times, Jacobin, BOMB Magazine, and HuffPost.

Anthony attended The Evergreen State College and was a fellow at the UnionDocs Collaborative Studio Program. He's currently a member of the volunteer-run Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn, NY.


Cane Fire


Eat up, Bear!