Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


The 10th International Puppetry Festival “IPFest2020” Kenya will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from 16th to 20th September 2020.

The Kenya puppetry fraternity we will be celebrating the 10th anniversary since the initiation of the bi-annual Kenya International Festival in 2002, organized by the Kenya Institute of Puppet Theatre.

The 2020 festival theme is Puppets & Rights. The theme emanates from a conscious desire to draw the attention of the world on the increased abuse of fundamental human rights. There are many new threats to Human Rights and Democracy around the world.

The 10th IPFest Kenya in 2020 is very important as it will create a platform for raising and informing the world about important issues and set-backs pertaining to fundamental human rights and democracy. The festival intends to create a platform for sharing, expanding and advocating against fundamental human rights abuse and bad governance. It will also  enhance the skills and knowledge of Kenyan puppeteers and artists on the appropriate strategies for advocating against human rights abuses and bad governance.

Deadline: End of march
For more information, visit https://kiptkenya.org/