Every 2 years the Festival of Animated Objects awakens the inanimate, giving expression to the inert. This festival brings world-class artists to engage and entertain audiences of all ages through the innovative and sophisticated art of storytelling through mask, puppetry, and animated objects.

From puppet shows to film screenings, gallery exhibitions to workshops, Calgary comes alive with original creations, mythical creatures, and curious beasts, objects, gadgets, and thingamajigs beguiled by puppet-masters and artists alike to stir your imagination.

For 2021, the festival will feature virtual performances and workshops. BUT, you might also notice a few pop-up events around the city and there will be a Parade of the OKO’s (featuring nine local performers) from 11 am – 2 pm on March 26, 2021, along Stephen Avenue.

 Festival of Animated Objects:

When: March 14 – April 11, 2021
Where: Online and popping up where you least expect it: Calgary, AB