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Adult Oriented content for the Big Kids


Vancouver International Puppet Festival’s Puppet Slams

The Return Puppet Slam - Adult Oriented content for the Big Kids

Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 7 pm PST

The Lowdown:

Working on a new puppet piece? Got a puppet experiment to try in front of a friendly audience? Try it out at one of our Puppet Slams!

VIP Festival’s slams are traditionally a safe, fun, inclusive place for puppeteers and puppet enthusiasts to gather and play.

In the spirit of classic slams, this event will be un-curated and puppet acts will participate based on order of submission. Artists who submit but don’t make the cut off will be included in the next Slam installment.

Your act can be about anything. If it fits in the spirit of Returning from the Dead, that's great! If it doesn't that's great too! Please be aware, VIPF is FIRMLY and INSISTENTLY anti-racist and pro LGBTQ+.

All proceeds will be equally split and paid to the artists. We can’t wait to hear from you!!

Submission Requirements:

-An original, digitally captured puppetry piece* (3-8 minutes - not set in stone) 

-And a short (30 second max) video introducing yourself/your company/the piece

-A new creation, never before performed or seen.

-Please refrain from using copyrighted music if possible.

Submission Deadline:

Final deadline for submission to The Return of the Puppet Slam

Friday April 19, 2024

Submission Method:

Click here to go to out submission form


Please feel free to email us with any questions or concerns


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