Marie Collin, General Manager, Télé-Quebec

The Festival international des arts de la marionnette à Saguenay (FIAMS) plays a major role in the development of theater and puppetry in Quebec and abroad. By bringing together specialists in puppetry, it offers audiences and artists a place for discovery, encounters and an inexhaustible source of wonder.


Like the Festival, La Fabrique culturelle promotes talent and culture throughout the region. The two organizations share this mission, and above all the same passion for art, and their association has lasted through the years, much to our delight!


On behalf of La Fabrique culturelle de Télé-Québec, proud partner of FIAMS, I wish you an excellent festival!

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Pablo Rodriguez – Portrait officiel 2021 (3)

Message from Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage

Puppets have a long history in our country. They tell our stories, entertain and amaze audiences of all ages. The Festival international des arts de la marionnette à Saguenay offers a unique platform where artists from near and far can come together to exercise their talents and share their passion. It’s a privileged opportunity to discover unique art forms, to push back the limits of the imagination and to experience moments of pure emotion.


The arts play an essential role in building dynamic, inclusive societies. This event embodies this vision by offering captivating performances, inspiring workshops and unique opportunities for encounters and exchanges. Enjoy the festival!

Message from Simon Brault, Director and CEO of the Canada Council of Arts

The arts are an essential component of our society: they invite us to reflect, spark joy, nourish our sense of belonging and strengthen the ties that bind us to each other and to the rest of the world.


More than ever, we need the arts. Strong support for a resilient, inclusive and accessible arts sector benefits society in all its diversity.


The Canada Council of Arts is proud to support Théâtre La Rubrique and its creative contribution, which helps place art at the heart of our lives.


Message from Julie Dufour, Mayor of Saguenay

It is my honor and pleasure to announce the upcoming Festival international des arts de la marionnette à Saguenay. This unique artistic event is a jewel in the crown of Quebec theater. It’s an exceptional showcase for our region, making Saguenay shine on the national and international stages. With a carefully selected program, we offer an incomparable artistic diversity that creates a powerful link between artists and audiences.


FIAMS is much more than six days of shows: it’s a true human encounter. Saguenay’s legendary hospitality makes each edition special, forging unforgettable memories for all spectators.


It is with great pride that I invite you to join us, and to share together this unique celebration of the arts of puppetry. Looking forward to seeing many of you there!

Photo Julie Dufour