Can you make a Puppet Film?

Can you do it in 48 hours?

Challenge accepted! 

We are asking people of all ages and backgrounds, beginners to professionals to take on the Challenge. Create an original puppetry film over August bank holiday weekend. Use our 3 prompts (item, action, theme) as a starting point, then let your imagination run wild. Entries will be shown at our Online Film Festival in September, with an awards ceremony where a panel of judges will pick the winners of our categories. Get creative, have fun and see what you can do with puppetry.

Trailer by House of Funny Noises

The Bristol 48h Puppet film Challenge was created in 2020 by the House of Funny Noises. Its aim was to give people a creative outlet in lockdown and to provide a platform for people to create, explore and showcase puppet film. 


The Festival is now a Puppet Place production and is heading into its second outing after last years amazing success! We want to spread the joy of puppetry far and wide encouraging professionals and new comers alike to take on the Challenge!