Participants have been challenged to create a 3-minutes or under live-performance puppetry film in just 48hrs using our Halloween inspired...
THEME - COME AS YOU AREN'T
ACTION - RISE
ITEM - LEAVES
All films must feature real-time performed puppetry (aka no stop-motion), though can be of any style of puppetry and/or storytelling within that.
ALL FILMS MUST BE DELIVERED BY 6pm PT / 9pm ET on October 16th.
Our final screening event will be on October 30th, online.
Meet Our 2022 Judges!
Credits include Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities, Jurassic Park, The Haunted Swordsman
ADRIAN ROSE LEONARD
Credits include Crank Yankers, Mr Neighbors House, Yamasong: March of the Hollows
Credits include Yo Soy Taino, Time/Space Reflections, O'pa
The 48hr Puppet Film Project is an annual event produced by Handmade Puppet Dreams producer Alex U. Griffin through the LA Guild of Puppetry. For the past two years, we have been proud to sponsor the event and give a little something extra to artists partaking in the challenge.
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), and Jean Marie Keevins (The Muppets, Helpsters).
Check out our trailer from the 2020 event!