DIE PUPPENSTARS 2016 A German TV Success Story The success of the first season of “Die Puppenstars” showed: All puppetry art forms belong on the big stage and in the TV spotlight! Wonderful puppeteers, artists and alternative performers proved to a large TV audience how varied, entertaining, imaginative, daring and colourful puppetry can be. And we are also proud of our artists who amazed Germany with their performances and made the first season a memorable event. OUR SHOW IN BRIEF Pros, young artists and hopeful up-and-coming prodigies present themselves, their characters and their puppetry art in our preliminary round with a 3-minute performance. A three-person jury judges the performances and decides right away if the artist advances to the final. In the first season winners received prize money in the amount of 50,000 Euro (1st place), 25,000 Euro (2nd place) and 10,000 Euro (3rd place). WANTED: PUPPETEERS After the success of the first season, we are now looking for puppeteers from all art forms, ages and nationalities for a second season of “Die Puppenstars”. Whether you are an amateur or pro, young or young at heart: Are you a ventriloquist? Or a comedian with a hand puppet? Become a part of the Puppenstars family and sign up! Anyone with a unique idea for an inspiring puppetry performance is welcome to apply. IMPORTANT DATES: First Personal Meeting (1/2 day): 26th August 2016 Cologne 27th August 2016 Cologne 1st September 2016 Berlin 2nd September 2016 Berlin Workshop (1 day): 4th-7th October 2016 Berlin ONLINE REGISTRATION AND CONTACTS Pros and amateurs can registeron our homepage at www.puppenstars.tv.The registration is noncommittal. The questionnaire on our site helps us to get an impression of you, your puppet and your performance. Should you have trouble with the online registration or have further questions please contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone +49 (0) 30 814 92 220.