International Festival of Animated Objects, March 12-17, 2013. Mask by Xstine Cook, Photo Sean Dennie, Design Ty Semaka.

Welcome to the International Festival of Animated Objects
March 9 – 17, 2013

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Our Conflict/Resolution installation is on now through March 30, and they are blogging.

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Mysterious_Land_the_Bizarre_Cabaret_of_Astrid_Hadad_pyramid Mysterious Land: The Bizarre Cabaret of Astrid HadadAstrid Hadad (MEX)

Mexican cultural icon Astrid Hadad whose stunning stage presence and outrageous costumes make for a colourful, surrealistic audience experience.
Ages 14+



fest-1Dolly Wiggler Cabaret starring Phillip Huber (US)

The always popular Dolly Wiggler Cabaret returns for two nights of unbelievable skill and hilarity featuring festival artists and Cabaret Headliner Phillip Huber (Renowned marionette artist  best known for Being John Malkovich, and his upcoming work in Disney’s Oz, The Great and Powerful). Bringing the comedy is grand compére Mooky Cornish, fresh from touring the world with Cirque Du Soleil and La Soirée as a comedienne and clown. Ages 14+



Little_Orange_Man_SNAFU_Ingrid_Hansen_Al_SmithLittle Orange Man  - SNAFU Dance Theatre (BC)

This show asks you to extract your dreams to help an oddball little girl explore dark Danish fairy tales. All ages.




White_Like_Me_Paul_ZaloomWhite Like Me: A Honky Dory Puppet ShowPaul Zaloom (US)

A satirical exploration of the archetypal Caucasian via tiny toy theatre. Ages 14+




UBU_on_the_Table_Theatre_de_la_Pire_EspeceUBU on the Table - Théâtre de la Pire Espèce (QC)

Play out a small-scale fresco of grandiose buffoonery on a kitchen table. Ages 14+




Potato_Needs_A_Bath_Shona_Reppe_PuppetsPotato Needs a BathShona Reppe (UK)

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.




L'après-midi d'un foehn - Version 1_Non_NovaAfternoon of a Foehn — Version 1Compagnie Non Nova (France)

A poetic performance without words, plastic bags creatures dance to Debussy and the physics of turbines. All ages.




Gruff_Puente_TheatreGruff - Puente Theatre (BC)

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.




Prairie_Puppet_UndergroundPrairie Puppet UndergroundChrystene Ells, curator

Catch Saskatchewan films from Regina’s Underground Puppet Lab. All ages.




NFB1_2_WaposBayCanadian 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.




AnimoviesAnimovies!Lyle Pisio, curator

Always a festival favourite – showcases international animated object shorts. Ages 14+




Handmade_Puppet_DreamsHandmade Puppet DreamsHeather Henson, curator

Another festival favourite returns with a beautiful new batch of curated puppet films. All ages.




Scary_Secret_Cinema_1Scary Secret Cinema – Various Artists

Scary Secret Cinema #1
Scary Secret Cinema # 2









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