Puppets are back on stage and will have a documentation centre

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From Friday on FIMP - Festival Internacional de Marionetas do Porto (Puppets Porto International Festival) comes back for its 32nd Edition. 21 shows will be presented, with 38 presentations.

FIMP will be back to its 32nd edition, from October the 15th to the 24th, with national and international artistic proposals presented in several of the city venues. The theme “the passing of time” (past, present, and future) runs through the programming, considering the young public as well. Raúl Constante Pereira, part of the festival’s organization, refers that this will be an “absolute or national première” for most of the shows that compose the program.

Along with the performances, FIMP will also have a wide range of other activities such as workshops, masterclasses, an exhibition and follow up on WIPs (works in progress), as well as a new puppet documentation centre, that will open on December 1st.

This location will have reference books, publications, and audio-visual materials from all different types of animation. FIMP’s documentation centre will be a repository of the festival’s history and will receive documents from similar festivals, national and international artists, and companies, creating and incrementing relationships of greater proximity between similar structures in the country and abroad.

The Documentation Centre will be symbolically open during FIMP 32nd edition, but the official opening will take place on December the 1st.

Highlighted Shows

2021 FIMP’s Editions continues the theme “Politics and Science of the Animated Matter”, started in the last edition, reflecting on “Human Boundaries”, and this time pondering on “Infinite Fleeting”. The program highlights “Le Pas Grand Chose”, by Johann le Guillerm, a trip to “in the void full of questions”, opening in Porto on October the 15th and on the 16th, in Rivoli.

Alike, we must also highlight “Violences”, by Léa Drouet, a national première reflection on the impact that violence images produce, preventing us from acting, feeling, identifying. Alone on stage she manipulates sand and some objects, in a show premièring on October the 21st in Teatro do Campo Alegre.

FIMP will take place in several venues in the city. Details and complete event´s programme can be checked on