The 2022 Silver Linings Online Puppet Festival is here! Watch the trailer below:

Trailer for 2022 Silver Linings Film Festival. Featured puppet in thumbnail by Dominic Castro from Macquarie Fields High School (Sydney, NSW, Australia). The music in the trailer was taken from one of our entries – ‘Love Story – A Very Hopeful Tale’ by Bonkel Theatre (Trina Gaskell & Enio Pozzebon).

Watch the full playlist here:

Playlist for 2022 Silver Linings Film Festival

This year we have had 8 submissions from Australia and abroad. They will be judged by members of our UNIMA Australia Committee. 

You can also vote for your favourite film for our People’s Choice Award! 🏆🏆🏆

Vote via this Google form:

Voting closes 29th October, 2022. Winners will be announced on Sunday 30th October 2022 at our UNIMA Australia Spooky Showcase Zoom event.   

Thank you to everyone who contributed! Here are the films:

1. Tomorrow (Annie Cover) – Matt Bottos (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

2. Her name is Joy – A Shadow Poem – Rosy Toranzo, Rambling Shadow Stories (Ocean Grove, VIC, Australia)

3. Rick-cycle – Dominic Castro from Macquarie Fields High School (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

4. Captain – Alex Joy, Alanah Parkin, Seon Williams, Scott Jackson, Alex Radovan, Oliver Midson, Emma Jevons. Musical scoring by Andrew Jason Assels, Alex Joy, Katie Wighton (Melbourne, VIC).

5. Banksia BOB…live at the opera – Glenn O’Rourke (Wollombi, NSW)

6. Hide-n-Seek – TJ Jacobs, Connor Shields and Craig Storm (Stamford, USA)

7. Love Story – a very hopeful tale – Bonkel Theatre – Trina Gaskell & Enio Pozzebon, and thanks to Dante Pozzebon (Melbourne, VIC)

8. Rain Song – Kay Yasugi (Pupperoos) – NSW, Sue Wallace (Sydney Puppet Theatre) – NSW, The Drama Studio – NSW, Trina Gaskell & Enio Pozzebon (Bonkel Theatre) – VIC, Jill Webster (Story Bubble) – NSW, Nadira Sanif – VIC, Leon Hendroff – WA.
Song by The Vegetable Plot, Written by Luke Escombe, Sung by Georgia Mooney, Produced by Michael McGlynn

UNIMA Australia is about friendship through puppetry – promoting peace and hope through our art form. We hope that everyone can find keep finding joy, hope and ‘silver linings’ wherever they may be. 

Thank you to our sponsor Lumin’s Workshop for awarding gift vouchers to our winners! Lumin’s Workshop offers a myriad of materials for makers, crafters, cosplayers and more. They are based in Melbourne, Victoria.

Winners will also receive a year’s membership to UNIMA Australia, the official puppetry organisation of Australia. Membership is open to anyone around the world. For more information please go to

Click here to see our previous entries from Silver Linings 2020!