2013 Program Guide
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The next International Festival of Animated Objects
is March 11-15, 2015
8 pm May 30 & 31, 2014!
At the Old Trout Puppet Studio, 4632 1 Street S.E.
The always popular Dolly Wiggler Cabaret returns for two nights of unbelievable weirdness and hilarity featuring Calgary favourites The Old Trout Puppet Workshop with a brand-new, workshop version of a show-in-progress. Get ready to learn about the politically correct History of Canada with Alice Nelso
n’s Ms.Sugarcoat. Band and post-show par-tay Saturday night only. TICKETS
Contact us to sponsor or to volunteer.
International Festival of Animated Objects is March 11-15, 2015
CAOS in the School
Xstine Cook, Louise Johnson, Alan Ferguson, Brian Bunny Batista and Jean-François Côté are teaching media art, animation and film making in elementary schools. Grades K to 6 engage in research, writing, storyboarding, scripting, animating and voicing original screenplays.
To have CAOS in your school, contact CAOS
“Nil Nisi Optimum”, created at Earl Grey School in 2013, won the Jury Prize for Innovation and Education from the River’s Edge International Film Festival, and has been nominated for Best Children’s & Youth Production from Yorkton Short Film Festival, and Best Alberta Doc at the Global Visions Festival in Edmonton. Way to go kids!
Thanks to all who participated in the 2013
International Festival of Animated Objects
What a Fabulous Festival
2013 Past Festival: Click on any SHOW TITLE for full performance descriptions, show dates & times and links to buy tickets.
Click on any ARTIST NAME for bios and websites, and a full list of all programming by that artist.
Visit our SCHEDULE page for full festival listings by day.
Mexican cultural icon Astrid Hadad whose stunning stage presence and outrageous costumes make for a colourful, surrealistic audience experience.
This show asks you to extract your dreams to help an oddball little girl explore dark Danish fairy tales. All ages.
A satirical exploration of the archetypal Caucasian via tiny toy theatre. Ages 14+
Play out a small-scale fresco of grandiose buffoonery on a kitchen table. Ages 14+
Don’t miss this imaginative and meticulously rendered tale of a birthday party and a dirty potato, and find out what the 3-5 year-old set is raving about. Age 3-5 + families.
A poetic performance without words, plastic bags creatures dance to Debussy and the physics of turbines. All ages.
A rollicking musical for two goats and a troll, co-written by Mercedes Bátiz-Benét (Puente Theatre - BC) and local favourite Judd Palmer (Old Trout Puppet Workshop- AB) All ages.
Catch Saskatchewan films from Regina’s Underground Puppet Lab. All ages.
Canadian Animation Rocks – Various artists
Show #1 – Wapos Bay films 1 & 2
Show #2 – Wapos bay films 3 & 4
Show #3 – Co Hoedeman
FREE National Film Board screenings of children’s show Wapos Bay, and a retrospective of Oscar winning animator Co Hoedeman. All ages.
Always a festival favourite – showcases international animated object shorts. Ages 14+
Another festival favourite returns with a beautiful new batch of curated puppet films. All ages.
Scary Secret Cinema – Various Artists