Puppet is a Human too 2016

11th International Festival of Puppet Theatre and Animated Films for Adults

9th October - 16th October 2016



Submit your film to International Festival of Puppet Theatre and Animated Films for Adults PUPPET IS A HUMAN TOO in Warsaw (Poland)

Feel invited to submit your film to Animated Film Competition for Young Artists organized within the scheme of International Festival of Puppet Theatre and Animated Films for Adults which takes place in Warsaw (Poland), 10-16 October, 2016.

International Festival of Puppet Theatre and Animated Films for Adults is a festival that combines two worlds, the world of theatre and cinema. Within the scheme of the festival we organize International Animated Film Competition for Young Artists (age limit for entrants is 30 years) which aims at presenting and promoting animated films for adults. Apart from competition the festival film programme includes special screenings, including awarded films from Animator 2016 Festival and experimental films from Austria). The festival film section will take place in Warsaw from 13-15 October, 2016.

To submit your film please send a link to a preview copy on-line and entry form to e-mail: film.festival@lalkatezczlowiek.eu.

Submission deadline 31st September 2016.

Competition's regulations are available here.



We are very pleased to introduce you the new website of 11th edition of the Puppet is a Human too Festival.

We made every effort to provide you the possibility of comfortable and intuitive navigating through our website this year, also on your mobile devices.

We work hard to present you the programme as soon as possible.

This year's edition of the Festival takes place between 7th-9th of October (screening of the animated films) and 10th-16th of October (theatrical performances).

Puppet is a Human too - Where did the idea originate from?

Constantly for many years we have been explaining that the art of animation, including the puppet theatre, is one of the languages of art.

  • It is not the mirror nor an infantile introduction to a real theatre and film
  • It is not a didactic method
  • It is not a pedagogical means for our loved ones
  • It is not a way to imitate anything

Of course, it can constitute all of this. Our desire is to persuade you, that there exist different languages of art, different levels of creativity, which are worth getting to know. To be amused by or to be touched by them, and if willing to reject, do it consciously.

We invite you to see puppet spectacles meant for adult audiences: starting with traditional theatre, ending with innovative forms. The Puppet is a Human too Festival is a contest, in which an international jury awards: the Best Actor, Creativity, the Festival’s Best Spectacle and a number of other awards.