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Union Internationale de la Marionnette

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PASSPORT – Festivals hosting puppeteers’ program

Last updated: 17-12-2023

The PASSPORT program aims to help young UNIMA puppeteers or puppetry students, both UNIMA and non-UNIMA members, to attend puppet festivals and increase their knowledge of the organization and programming of an international event.

Each participating festival to the PASSPORT program offers free accommodation and tickets for shows on the program. To offer a PASSPORT, please complete this online form.

Each recipient of a PASSPORT is responsible for the travel costs to the selected festival, for providing for their own food, and visa fees (if applicable).

The application form

Interested parties should:

  • Complete the online form
  • Attach one of the following:
    • Member of UNIMA: letter of confirmation signed by the National Center to which you belong.
    • Student: Your school’s Letter of Confirmation

The deadline

Applications must reach the IFC (festivals@unima.org) a minimum of 3 months before the start of the festival. As places are limited, interested persons must apply as soon as possible.

The selection process

  • PASSPORTS are awarded to the first applicants, according to a ‘first come, first serve” basis
  • The IFC receives the application and presents it to the selected festival.
  • The festival confirms to the IFC the availability of the PASSPORT.
  • The IFC then sends the applicant a confirmation and puts this person in touch with the festival offering the PASSPORT

Duties of the person who receives a PASSPORT

This person agrees to:

  • Collaborate with the host festival and respect the general rules of the organization.
  • Send the IFC a brief report of their stay at the festival (including 3 photos of the event) within 30 days of the end of the festival.

Festivals offering PASSPORTS

November 2023

January 2024

March 2024

April 2024

  • SAPERLIPUPPET | France | April 16–21, 2024 | [1 passport x 5 days] – The PASSPORT for this festival is no longer available, because it has been awarded.

May 2024

June 2024

  • FIGURA THEATERFESTIVAL | Switzerland | June 18–23, 2024 [1 passport x 6 days] – The PASSPORT for this festival is no longer available, because it has been awarded.

October 2024

November 2024

June 2025

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