Gulliver International Animation Festival

Gulliver International Animation Festival May, 13-18, 2019, the 27th edition Galaţi, Romania

Teatrul de Papusi Gulliver, Galati


Gulliver Puppet Theatre, together with Galaţi City Council, will organize, between May, 13-18, 2019, the 27th edition of Gulliver International Animation Festival, a theatrical event dedicated to people of all ages.


I. The festival’s objectives:

- To reunite the most prestigious performances produced by the Romanian and foreign theaters, which marked, through their artistic expressiveness, the world of animation for children.

- To support and promote the animation theatre artists among the general public and the professionals.

- To encourage and stimulate experiments and creativity in the animation theatre field.

- To facilitate interaction between theatre professionals worlwide.

- To create a competitive atmosphere that motivates and rewards the art of animation in Romania and abroad.

- To identifying new artists and new theatrical resources focused on the animation field.


II. Who can apply

During the past years, the festival has turned into an event for the whole family, featuring shows and events dedicated to both children and young people and adults.

Public theatres, theatrical companies, as well as independent artists can submit their application.

The festival is looking for the following style shows: puppets and marionettes, animation, 3D performances, shadow theatre, magic, circus, clown, mime, dance - theatre, theatre of object, musical theatre, ventriloquist shows, outdoor shows, storytelling etc.

The international shows must be non-verbal or less verbal as possible!



The program of the festival is based on :

The contest section - includes shows for children and young people, who compete for the awards given by the jury of the festival.

OFF Section - hosts theater performances for adults or the entire family that do not compete for the festival’s awards.

Outdoor Section – includes theater performances for children, workshops, interactive animation activities etc.

Related events - includes exhibitions, book launches, conferences etc.



In order to apply to Gulliver International Animation Festival 2019, the applicants must submit the following materials:

- Application form – download

- 4 photos of the show (jpg.)

- DVD / full video link of the show (by post or online transfer)

- Technical rider


The above mentioned materials should be sent

- By e-mail:


- By post: to the following address:

Teatrul Dramatic Fani Tardini

Teatrul de Păpuşi Gulliver

Strada Domnească nr. 59, Cod 800008, Galati


Deadline: February 1, 2019

For further information related to the participation conditions, please send us an e-mail to:



The festival has a competitive character, the performances in the Competition section are being judged by the personalities of the theatrical life in the country and / or abroad, which usually award the following prizes:

Excellence award

Special Jury Prize

Gulliver Bebe Award - Award for 1-3 years old performances

Music Award from the show

Award for scenography

Hand award

The prize for directing

The Grand Prix


In program

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