After attending the last competition performance of Adam Walny, the judgments, the audience, the volunteers, the president of the Impossible Theater Union and the jury of the 16th edition of the festival “Puppet is a Human too”.
Of the 7 competition shows, “Wonderful Men with Cranks” was the best decision of the audience.
The Honorary Prize of the Electronic Orchestra of the Sound Laboratory “100 for Pointe” went to the “Treffen”;
The prize “Wonderful Moment – for the most beautiful moment of animation” of the President of the Impossible Theater Union received the performance “Recuerda”
- by touching the gold locks hand on the walls of the castle tower
The jury of the 16th edition of the festival consists of:
Joanna Braun – Chairman, Jelena Stojanović Patrnogić and Katarzyna Proniewska-Mazurek decided to award prizes for the performance as a result of the artistic creativity of all Creators and Players.
Performances received two equivalent prizes (each 5000 PLN):
“Nameless/Unknown” and “Grandpa. ” Grand Prix (5,000 PLN) – “Dance to the roots. ”
Congratulations to all the winners!!!


Reservations of free tickets

Admission to all festival events is free, however, for performances, ticket reservation is mandatory.

In order to make a reservation, please send an email to, providing us with your first and last name, the name of the performance and number of tickets you would like to receive.

Admission to animated films is free and does not need a reservation.


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.

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