The 53rd Meeting of Professional Puppet Theaters of Serbia will be held in the "Pinocchio" Puppet Theater from November 29 to December 2. On the "Pinokio" stage, the most important works from the previous season will be presented by the Puppet Theater Niš, Malo Pozorište "Duško Radović", The Theater for Children and Youth Kragujevac, the Youth Theater Novi Sad, The National Theater "Toša Jovanović" Zrenjanin, The Children's Theater Subotica and yours truly Puppet theater “Pinokio “. In addition to the competition program, there will be an accompanying program, in which puppetry workshops will be held for children and for actors who wish to acquire new knowledge and skills in puppetry. As part of the accompanying program of the festival, the promotion of the monograph "Half a Century of Games" will be organized, which will mark and show the work of the "Pinokio" Puppet Theater from its establishment in 1972 until today. On the last day, after the awards ceremony, the Children's Theater of the Republic of Serbia will perform in honor of the awardees.   

The meetings of the professional puppet theaters of Serbia are a national manifestation where all the professional puppet theaters of Serbia participate. The festival is held every year in one of the six cities that have a puppet scene Meetings are the only guild festival in Serbia, which is a gathering of puppetry art and all professionals who are engaged in this type of art in our country.  

The festival is of a competitive nature. There will be an accomplished and brilliant jury that will award: seven acting awards, an award for the best creation of puppets and scenography, an award for the best music, an award for the best direction and a grand prix award.

53. Meetings of professional puppet theaters of Serbia are organized in cooperation with the UNIMA Center of Serbia, under the auspices of the Secretariat for Culture of the City of Belgrade and the Ministry of Culture and Information.