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) and Victor Yerrid (Earth to Ned, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance)
MEET THE 2021 JUDGES
· The films will screen on the LA Guild of Puppetry's Facebook page, which will include a LIVE interactive chat, and for those who choose not to partake in the lizard-alien-mans platform, it will also be available on the LA Guild of Puppetry website.
· Each film had to be made within 48hrs, and have included the chosen theme, action, and object that were pulled randomly and announced on April 9th at 6pm PT (and noted above).
· The film had to be 4 minutes or under.
· The film had to feature live-performance puppetry.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE
LA GUILD OF PUPPETRY
THE HEART OF THE LA PUPPET COMMUNITY
(AND BEYOND) SINCE 1956
The LAGP mission is to share, promote and advance the art of puppetry in the Greater Los Angeles area through performance and education.
They produce puppetry events large and small, either independently or in collaboration with other arts groups, promote other local and traveling puppet shows and events, and conduct workshops in various aspects of puppetry. This includes the Puppetzilla Puppet Slam, workshops, annual parties, and the full-color Puppet Life publication.