Invitation to participate!

We are happy to invite you to apply to participate in the 16th International Festival of Puppet Theatres and Films Animations for Adults „Puppet is a Human Too” which will take place from 8th-11th October 2022 in Warsaw.

The invitation is aimed at professional puppeteers as well as students of puppetry art from all over the world.

Participation guidelines:
We invite puppet plays aimed at an adult audience. From the submitted entries, our selectors will choose approximately 8 performances to be presented in the competitive part of the Festival.

We anticipate the following prizes (the prize pool may be increased):
- Grand Prix - 4 500PLN (~900€)*
- The Best Direction - 4 000PLN (~800€)*
- The Best Puppet Design - 3 000PLN (~600€)*
- New Style - 2 500PLN (~500€)*
- The Best animation - 2 500PLN (~500€)*
- Audience Award The „Blind Invitation for the next Festival edition”
- The award for „A beautiful moment of animation”, in the form of a bronze sculpture (originally crafted by Ewald Kornek), issued by the General Director of the Festival

Due to a very limited budget we can only offer:
accommodation for the whole duration of the festival, full board, free transfer: airport-hotel-theatre, free entrance to all festival events.

Submission deadline: 04 June 2022

Announcement of invited performances: 15 June 2022

We hope to present your art at our Festival.

Please send your completed application to:

Marek b. Chodaczyński - General and Artistic Director of the „Puppet is a Human Too” Festival.

*Due to the dynamically changing exchange rates and the fact that the financial support was received in Polish currency, the amount of prizes in Euros is subject to change.

Application form