Bridges Festival is a three day puppetry festival taking place in Mississauga, March 10th -13th 2023. It is filled with exciting shows, engaging workshops and panels, that explore the art of puppetry from its origin to its advancement. Bridges Festival aims to connect professional puppeteers from around the world and bridge cultures through one of the oldest and most common art forms.

Bridges Festival engages in the conversation about art and society by introducing, examining and celebrating various forms of animating objects. It is our mission to ignite a reflection of the world in our audiences by connecting the past and the future. We celebrate traditional forms of puppetry and the skills of the puppet designers and performers, while expanding the conversation of what is puppetry and animation and how it touches the contemporary world.
The festival takes place in various locations all over Mississauga, with a variety of shows and performances available for all ages and families to enjoy!


We are seeking unique and engaging completed works from animators of all kinds to be featured at Bridges - international festival of puppetry and animation, in March 2023! This festival aims to engage in the conversation about art and society by introducing, examining, and celebrating various forms of animation and puppetry. Our goal is to celebrate and explore the ways puppetry and animation have evolved and found itself in the contemporary world.

Your video submission can be in the form of automation, stop-motion animation, digital animation, robotics, or anything else you've created in the same realm.
Submissions must have been made by you or by a team you took part in.
Your video must be between 60 seconds and 15 minutes long.

Overall Rating
  • It's especially an honor to have our puppet film part of this excellent puppet festival! Thank you so much for including us!

    May 2023
  • Qurratul Ain Saeed

    Very happy to be part of this innovative festival, alongside some great artists. Thank you for the selection!

    March 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the kind review!

  • I was very pleased to have my short animated film in the selection. Thank your Bridges Festival for the screening at your promising festival and especially thank you for the opportunity to give a short interview to the audience.

    March 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your participation and for your beautiful work!