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Cardboardia Film Studio on Sziget Festival
2017-06-11 | events

Cardboardia Film Studio

The filming studio of Cardboardia will be in creation mode during five days of the Sziget festival ( Each day we will be creating a unique universe and shooting stories, inspired by a variety of film genres. Great themes such as zombie apocalypse, love stories, war epics, prison escape adventures and superheroes sagas will be the canvas for the scenes to shoot with the audience.

We will create a multifunctional space (shooting studio, props and costumes workshop area and open air set) where anyone can become - alternately or simultaneously - set designer, props and costume maker or movie hero. Everyone will have the chance to create their own personage and join the shooting sessions and be part of the new ingenious plan of famous and absolutely inexperienced film director Tyran of Cardboardia (Russia) and his assistant and right hand - Cardboardia’s Minister of Circus & Circumstances (Greece).

On a daily schedule from 11am to 6pm, the about-to-become-celebrities members of the Sziget audience will be able to:

  • work with cardboard on props creation, mask and costume making, set construction.
  • join rehearsal sessions, where we will try to create the unique stories and personages.
  • take part in the actual shooting of their stories and bring their heroes to life.
  • be a member of the daily Cardboardia Film EPIC scene shooting! A procession in the festival’s main roads, where the epic scenes for our movies will be being shot each day.

Cardboardia is a country without territory. It was founded 10 years ago and this year we are celebrating our 10th anniversary! The year 2017 is marking some other very important dates in world history as well – the 25th year of festival Sziget foundation in Hungary!  

We are uniting to celebrate both this remarkable dates! Tyran of Cardboardia, following the precepts of some forbidden now philosopher and mind changer, who already century ago ago  said that cinematograph is the most important of the arts, sees a beautiful chance to check this within a music and multidisciplinary arts festival that is Sziget.

Video from Cardboardia Parade on Spoffin Festival:

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Cardboardia Laboratory’s 2017 in UK and Europe
2017-04-18 | design internship, events

Prime Bureaucrat of Cardboardia calling!

Open call for participation in Cardboardia Laboratory’s 2017 in UK and Europe

During the Summer and Autumn of 2017 we are planning some exciting projects and are happy to share the experience! We will materialize different stupid ideas – you can expect a lot of work with cardboard, planning games and events, you can carry stuff, perform and communicate!  If you want to become a Personage of Cardboardia (citizen) – please join our internship!

13-18 June – Birmingham (UK) – Summer in Southside festival (registration closed)

18-30 July – Ramsgate  (UK) – Ramsgate festival (registration closed)

8-16 August – Budapesht (Hungary) – Sziget Festival (registration closed)

12-16 September - Dagenham (London, UK) ThamesFest featuring Silk River

20-24 September - Redcar (UK) - Festival od Thrift

26-30 September - Coventry (UK) - Moat House community center, Festival of Imagineers

Carboardia Laboratory workshop is opening enrollment for unique internship that includes two modules:

Module 1 - "Designing costumes and objects for interactive performances" -  design of performance, creation of big and small objects, creation of cardboard and paper costumes - under the leadership of the Minister of Education of Cardboardia, Olesya Kandalintseva.

Module 2 - "Street performance, communication and interaction with the public" - interaction, performance, management of big scale events - under the leadership of Tyran of Cardboardia, Sergey Korsakov.  

Who may be interested?

Module 1 - "Designing costumes and objects for interactive performances"

We invite to participate: beginning artists, designers, architects, photographers, students and everyone who is interested in making art. Take part in our intensive practical course - which will teach you the basics of cardboard-modelling and making performances with people. The course is ideal as a practice internship for students.

Module 2 - "Street performance, organization and communication with public for beginners"

Suitable for actors, performers, directors, clowns as well as event managers/producers who would like both get a new interesting  experience of  creating performance from the very beginning and improvisation and take part in the organization of the process. Organizers who would like to develop skills interacting with the public in the process of street and spectacle performance are welcome to apply. Your training in performance and management is considered but not critical in our selection. 

This is an opportunity to take part in creating real projects where you will deliver unexpected tasks with delightful consequences.  The way you are involved in participation depends on your desires, talents and diligence. For the experienced specialists the internship can become a base for experiments, public realization of art plans, research for new directions. For the students and beginners the internship can become an opportunity to make first steps and a place where you will be evaluated by your results, not your diploma and portfolio.

What we are doing

During our internship program participants will learn and improve their skills: 

-      creating a visual concept of objects/costumes

-      sketching 

-      making objects

-      working with cardboard

-      working up some plans of realisation an actions

-      making a script of an action based on offering conception

-      realisation of an action according to script

-      public performance, improvisation and communication with the audience


If you want to join you need:

-      fill out the application form online -

-      accomplish a task, that you will receive within 10 days after sending the form

-      go through online interview (time and date will be confirmed individually)

-      arrive to place of internship according confirmed schedule.

Participation is free. 

Participants are responsible for their own food and travel costs to place of internship. The project schedule will be specified during the online interview.

Participants travelling from overseas are responsible for any necessary travel visas. 

According to the results of internship our participants get a chance to become part or full-time members of "Made in Cardboardia team"- in UK, Europe or Russia.

It limited numbers of participants we accept, please fill out this online form:

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Cardboardia Animal Farm. Birmingham. Join
2017-05-03 | design internship, events

Animal Farm

Cardboardia Mobile Embassy-farm in UK

at Town’s countryside during Summer in Southside festival!

17 and 18 June 12-00 to 17.30pm (free entry), Ladywell Walk, Birmingham (UK)

Cardboardia is a country without territory. It was founded 10 years ago and we’re celebrating our tenth anniversary this year! 2017 has another very important date in world history – the one hundredth anniversary of the October Social Revolution in Russia!

We’ve decided to combine these 2 remarkable and historical dates and create a series happenings and celebrations throughout this year.

The first Mobile Cardboardia Embassy of 2017 will open in the UK in Birmingham as part of Southside Summer Festival. One of the best texts about the repercussions of the revolution in Russia was ‘Animal Farm’ written by George Orwell, a British author. 

We've decided to create a Cardboardia Animal Farm – with pigs and fences, combining the mixed feelings of safety in cages and with closeness of death.

Like a bright final we propose to form columns of not prepared demonstration in glory of George Orwell!

We are planning to bring the countryside into the urban city centre environment, near the Hippodrome right on Ladywell Walk! We will be making masks to feel like counterfeit animals and designing cardboard garden tools to become fake farmers!  Only we will won’t be making our Animal Farm to grow food, but to cultivate crazy ideas together! 

You too can become a Cardboardia personage and farmer and join our team in advance to help us develop our unique town based farm! To join the Cardboardia Laboratory for 5 days please fill in this form, we look forward to meeting you!

Cardboardia laboratory from 14 June at Studio 5 (prior registration needed). From 11am to 20pm.

If some question’s please email to

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Harvest Festival of Cardboardia
2016-08-12 | events, announcement

opening of the Cardboardia Embassy

On the last Saturday of August we will celebrate Harvest Festival of Cardboardia at the “Ziferblat” dacha!

When: August 27 from 14:00 to 18:00
Where: Dvoryaninovo village, Cardboardia Embassy, 109km from Moscow, 1,5 hours by car 

Admission is free. We ask you to register so we can understand in advance how many guests to expect (and also be able to give you feedback!)

By the lake we will show new performance, starring a tractor operated by a farmer Alexander. Before and after the performance - grill from the restaurant "Mark and Lev", smithy of Lev Ogibenin, master-class on baking homemade bread from Eugenia Lomonosova, excursion in "Edible Forest" with Sergey Grishin and, of course, construction of the Cardboard Town for Toys together with Personages of Cardboardia.

Everyone can become a guest star!
Don’t forget you’re entering nature’s domain and may need to bring with you a sun hat, comfortable shoes and an umbrella.

Venue: Dvoryaninovo village, Zaokskiy district, Tula region. 

To join “Made in Cardboardia” internship (20-28 August) in preparation for the Festival! You can apply (beofre 18 August) here:

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Cardboardia internship at the Ziferblat dacha
2016-07-29 | design internship, events

Cardboardia Embassy

"Made in Cardboardia" workshop and Ziferblat summer residence ( open enrollment for unique field internship, divided in two modules:

- Communication, performance with elements of management – curators Sergey Korsakov and Alexandra Lovyannikova (Cardboardia)
- Design of performance, creation of props and costumes from cardboard and paper – curator Igor Lev (Cardboardia)

"My perception of Cardboard has totally changed" (Olga Vasenko, design of performance)

"Internship in Cardboardia is like a two-week creativity camp where you can search for your place and role by yourself" (Yulia Ershova, performance with elements of management)

"Through 2 weeks (of which I was present only 5 days) I learned from Tyran more than through the years of my whole work experience" (Nastya Straumal, performance with elements of management)

"Large-scale, high quality, unique" (Elena Kalinina, performance with elements of management)

That's what people say after going on adventure with glue guns, cardboard tubes and timings.

In July we introduced our first summer residence internship, that ended up with a grand opening of the Cardboardia Embassy at "Ziferblat" dacha. You can have a look at how it was here (caution - a lot of Suprematism!).

Now, feeling more comfortable in the company of cows, goats, vast fields and forests, we're planning a large-scale performance of the Harvest Festival on one of the fields of the "Farm for Life". This time we go big and wiдl try new forms and create a performanсe with huge cardboard objects! We're going to melt the Day of Tyran's Giant Creatures with fertility theme, investigate old rituals and create new ones, live in atmosphere of creative escapism and controlled mayhem! If you feel you have enough of desire and stamina to create things non-stop for a week - maybe this internship is exactly what you need. 

Workshop venue: Dvoryaninovo village, Zaokskiy district, Tula region. Accommodation – camping (free of charge). 

Dates: from 20 to 28 August 2016. August 27 will be the Harvest Festival.

To apply, please fill in the form:

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