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International Festivals Commission

Festival FIDENA, Germany, 2012 / Photo: FIDENA.

Consult the directory of Puppet Festivals around the world.The International Festivals Commission maintains and supports networking between festivals around the world. It stimulates discussion on current trends, aesthetics and the development of the art through special projects. It is a space for reflection on the responsibilities and values of festivals.


  • To support the filing of an application with the European Commission (EU) and its Creative Europe Culture sub programme – Support to European Platforms for an important project, SPRING!, supported by FIDENA (Bochum, Germany), to build a network of festivals that encourages and promotes the work of emerging artists, between 2017 and 2020.
  • To ensure the transfer of the Directory of International Festivals data from TOPIC to the new UNIMA website. The Commission will ensure that each registered Festival can easily update its information on the UNIMA website.
  • To take charge of the festival sponsorship program, previously assumed by the Cultural Exchanges Commission, which no longer exists.
  • To update the “List of Recommendations” for the festival linked to the UNIMA World Congress.

Upcoming events

Last news of the Commission

MIMMOS 2022 | Open Call until June 30, 2021

In 2022, it will take place the third edition of MIMMOS, an international festival dedicated to puppets, masks and animated objects, to be held in Agualva-Cacém, near Sintra, Portugal and organized by Valdevinos (Cultural Organization), organizer of the 1st ans 2nd edition of MIMMOS – Mostra Internacional de Marionetas, Máscaras e Objetos de Sintra (Sintra […]

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Third Meeting of Festivals Directors

In cooperation with the UNIMA International Festivals Commission, the festival FIDENA welcomes the Third Meeting of Festivals Directors. It will be held from 18th to 21st May 2014. The registration for all interested people have to be sent before 15 April. Beware: the registration is limited. For the registration and also all information (different packages), please contact Helene Ewert : symposium@fidena.de. […]

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