International Festival of Puppetry and Animated Forms
5 to 22 May 2016
Lisbon - Portugal

May is FIMFA's month, this year in its 16th edition!
FIMFA presents a programme open to all trends of contemporary puppetry. 
Unusual performances, workshops and other surprises are characteristics of the universe of FIMFA. 
You are invited to discover the world through other eyes...

The International Festival of Puppetry and Animated Forms – FIMFA Lx is one of the most important festivals of puppetry and theatre in Portugal. Running since 2001, the festival is organized and produced annually by the puppet company A Tarumba - Teatro de Marionetas.

FIMFA Lx is an artistic project, open to new tendencies, of international dimension presenting an artistic and technical high-level programme, with a very contemporary point of view. The Festival won the 2010 Critics Award given by the Portuguese Association of Theatre Critics, and the artistic directors, Luís Vieira and Rute Ribeiro, received the Personality Award 2013, by their work on the festival.

Since its first edition, confront and innovation are characteristics of this event, by presenting a programme that combines the newest technologies with the most traditional puppet companies, and projects with very elemental techniques, performed in an experimental and contemporary way.

The Festival aims to introduce different styles of puppetry and an artistic transversality by presenting a big diversity of techniques (shadows, objects, full-view manipulation, visual theatre, etc.), to the Portuguese audience, and to be a moment of shared experiences to artists and performers. In each edition, FIMFA intends to bring together the interest of artists, critics and theatre programmers, creating relations between directors and public, arts and languages, theatre and schools, universities and institutions.

Each year are invited a wide range of international companies, from all around the world, to perform in the best theatres of Lisbon, that are also our partners, like the Teatro São Luiz, Teatro Maria Matos, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, among other spaces.

On the sixteenth edition, running from 5th to 22th of May the highlights of FIMFA Lx16 will be Théâtre La Licorne, Maguy Marin, Yael Rasooly, Tim Spooner, Pickled Image or David Espinosa, among others. Other activities are also included in the programme.

Welcome to FIMFA Lx16!