“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.”
~Oscar Wilde



We want you!

To volunteer at the Festival, click here or call our volunteer Coordinator Heather at (403) 541-1668, or the CAOS office (403)266-1503.


Festival Transportation Volunteers needed.  Duties include picking up international superstar artists at the airport, running artists from hotel to  venue and back, and helping gather and deliver equipment.

Transpo team members need a valid driver’s license and a car with at least the front seat cleared out.

We are still looking for folks for the following teams:

Front of House – box office, ushers, info booth, ticket sales, raffle sales, merchandise sales, volunteer check in, audience surveys, concessions.

Communications – phone crew,  contacting volunteers, email blasts, database upkeep, preparing artist and volunteer information packages.

Transportation – moving artists and equipment.

Gala – event planning, decor, entertainment.

Online Auction – procure donations, post online, update bids, deliver items.

Marketing – poster & handbill squad, promotional events.






Alexander Calder’s Circus

Animated Piano Stairs (sorry, on Facebook)

Tim Burton’s Vincent, animation by Chiodo Brothers (attended 2007 IFAO)

Nola Dahl’s My Grandpa


Leslie Feist’s Honey Honey with Old Trout Puppet Workshop

Laughing Babies – not animated objects, just funny

Reverse Graffiti Project

Henry Selick’s Slow Bob in the Lower Dimensions

Tiger Lillies’ Shockheaded Peter trailer


Torbjorn Alstrom

Arbour Lake Sghool

Four on the Floor – Arcata Playhouse

Archer Pechawis


Axis Theatre Company

Daniel Barrow

Big Sky Multimedia Storytelling

Buchty a Loutky

Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes

Calgary Puppet Club

Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers

Calgary Underground Film Festival

Chiodo Bros

Chrystene Ells

Cosmic Bicycle Theatre

Cory Mack

Crawdaddy’s Odditorium

Dojo Workhorse

Elephant Artist Relief

Emmedia Production Society

Flaming Lotus Fire Artists

Faustwork Mask Theatre


Green Ginger

Phillip Huber Marionettes

Steve Jarand

Lynn Jeffries

‘Ksan Performing Arts

Jonathan Kay 21st Century Fool

Kara Keith

Frank Meschkuleit

Mump & Smoot

The Old Trout Puppet Workshop

Pickled Image

Quickdraw Animation Society

Red Smarteez Marionettes

Theatre of the Living Statue

Tiger Lillies

Chad Van Gaalen

WP Puppet Theatre

The Wet Secrets

Paul Zaloom

Visit the 2007 festival site