Participants were challenged to create a 3-minutes or under live-performance puppetry film in just 48hrs using our Halloween inspired...
THEME - MIDNIGHT MOVIE
ACTION - OBSERVE
ITEM - NUT
The final screening will be on the Ibex Puppetry YouTube Page on October 29th at 5pm PT / 8pm ET
OUR 2023 JUDGES
Credits include Sesame Street, Pokemon, and The Muppets
Credits include Jane the Virgin Ham, and Dear White People
Credits include Stan Against Evil, Bunny Love, and In Their Own Words
The 48hr Puppet Film Project is an annual event produced by Alex U. Griffin and sponsored by Heather Henson's Handmade Puppet Dreams Film Series (Green Feather Foundation).
This event first started in 2018 as an effort to spark creativity-through-challenge within puppeteers and filmmakers in the LA area by giving them just 48hrs to create a short film using our randomly-drawn theme, object, and action. Since then, the event has gone international and attracts submissions from participants from around the world!
Past judges have included Kirk Thatcher (The Muppets, Dinosaurs), Tim Lagasse (Crash & Bernstein, Helpsters), Trish Sie (Step Up: All In, Pitch Perfect 3), Heather Henson (IBEX Puppetry, Handmade Puppet Dreams), Christine Papalexis (Team America: World Police, Amaterasu), Bill Watterson (Dave Made a Maze, Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Sam Koji Hale (Alien X-Mas, Yamasong: March of the Hollows), Liz Hara (Sesame Street, Life in Pieces), Victor Yerrid (Earth to Ned, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance), Alva Rogers (the doll plays, Daughters of the Dust), Liz Hara (Sesame Street, Life in Pieces), Jean Marie Keevins (The Muppets, Helpsters), Alba Garcia-Rivas (Yo Soy Taino, Time/Space Reflections), Adrian Rose Leonard (Louder Thank You Think, Crank Yankers), and Kevin McTurk (Jurassic Park, Guillermo Del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities).