Puppet Place is a hub for puppetry and animation in Bristol. Since 2009 we have run the biennial Bristol Festival of Puppetry: an international celebration of all things animated on stage and screen. We take pride in creating an ambitious and imaginative programme that is accessible to all comers and stretches the boundaries of puppetry and animation.
Outside of the Festival we run a programme of workshops, talks and events for everyone from the complete beginner to the experienced professional. Our building is home to a vibrant community of puppeteers, creative technologists, designers, film and theatre makers, including world renowned companies Pickled Image and Green Ginger. We work in collaboration with local and international partners on all our activities and we are always interested to develop new partnerships and new ways of working
Megan Mitchell of Matchbox Cine Club, reflects and reports back following their enrollment on a Open City Documentary Festival and UCL short course, attended with a bursary from Film Hub South West.
BFI NETWORK South West are pleased to present our participants for the Script Development Lab 2021. 8 participants were selected from 110+ applications - here you can learn more about each individual.
New Directions is a programme supporting archive film events which retrace the historic steps that have brought the UK to its current political and cultural crossroads.