PHOTO CREDIT: Sean Dennie
“Calgary…has become one of the most fertile spots in North America for ground-breaking puppetry”
– THE GLOBE AND MAIL
THANK YOU CALGARY!
Here at the Festival of Animated Objects we strive to engage our audience and animate our city by breathing life into our stories and arousing our collective imaginations through the innovative and sophisticated art of storytelling through mask, puppetry and animated objects.
The 2019 festival did just that! We presented 58 performances, 17 films, 3 exhibitions and 4 workshops in 8 venues captivating over 23,000 Calgarians. Stirring their imagination with original creations, mythical creatures, and curious beasts, objects and gadgets, and thingamajigs beguiled by over 70 puppet-masters and artists from around the world.
Every 2 years the Festival of Animated Objects awakens the inanimate and giving expression to the inert. From puppet shows to film screenings, gallery exhibitions to workshops, Calgary comes alive with original creations, mythical creatures, and curious beasts, objects and gadgets, and thingamajigs beguiled by puppet-masters and artists alike to stir your imagination.