WHAT’S NEW AT #FiiF2017?

We are entering the 6th year of our Festival, and every year we learn a little more about ourselves, and the people who come to participate in FiiF. We always ask participants for ways to improve our festival structure, and we try to incorporate some of those ideas into the next year’s festival.As we refine our structure, we try to focus on the elements of the festival that we think are truly special.

Take a look below to learn more about the structure of this year’s Festival.
We hope you enjoy it!


SHOWS

The festival has 4 nights of shows, starting on Wednesday, and running through Saturday night, when we bring everyone on stage together one last time.

We close the festival every year with a performance by the FiiF Workshop Instructors, which is always a highlight of the festival.

TEAM SHOWCASES

As always, we will be bringing teams from all around the world to Tampere from around the world to perform their own signature format on the FiiF Stage.

This year, we are hoping to include more Finnish teams in our Line Up as well, allowing the world to see what Finland has to offer on stage!

These performances take place in the evenings on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

ENSEMBLE SHOWCASES

We are excited to announce that our World Famous “Mixer Shows”, which threw people on stage together with little or no preparation, have now become a major focus of our Festival.

This year we are redubbing them “Festival Ensembles”, and assigning each Ensemble one of our FiiF Instructors to direct them through their own format.

Read more about the Ensemble Showcases below.


COACHED ENSEMBLES

One of the best part of our Festival has always been our Mixer Shows, where players from around the world get to come together on stage to play with one another.

Throughout the years, we have noticed that players enjoy these shows, and so this year we have decided to dedicate even more attention to them, and the players who participate in them.

FESTIVAL ENSEMBLES

Festival Ensembles are teams consisting of 7 to 10 Team Players & FiiF Players.

Every Player at FiiF2017 will be placed on a Festival Ensemble and perform a format that will be coached by one of our Workshop Instructors.

Each Ensemble has a scheduled 6-Hour Rehearsal Period, and Festival Ensemble Performance slots are roughly 25 minutes.

Festival Ensemble Shows take place on Saturday night .

FiiF ENSEMBLES

FiiF Ensemble Teams consist of 6 to 8 FiiF Players, players joining FiiF without their team.

Every FiiF Player will be placed on a FiiF Ensemble, in addition to a Player Ensemble, and perform a format that will be coached by one of our FiiF Workshop Instructors.

Each ensemble has a scheduled 6-Hour Rehearsal Period, and FiiF Ensemble Performance slots are roughly 25 minutes

FiiF Ensemble Shows take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Night.


WORKSHOPS

We strive to bring an eclectic mix of workshops from the world’s best Instructors to our Festival. And this year will be no different.

We’ve gathered instructors from iO Chicago, ImprovBoston, The Maydays, and more to teach, coach and inspire at #FiiF2017!

GENERAL INFORMATION

We offer 3 Hour and 6 Hour workshops every day of the Festival.

The workshop timeslots are from 10:30-13:30, and 14:30-17:30 from Wednesday through Saturday.

Workshops are open to the public, and registration will open sometime in March or April.

WORKSHOP SELECTION

We will offer between 15 and 20 different workshops from 10 Instructors.

We choose the workshops we offer to provide a range of different opportunities for players of all experience levels.

FiiF workshops are broken down into the following categories:

SCENIC CHARACTER DYNAMICS DEVELOPMENT STRUCTURE MUSIC

We are still curating our workshop offerings, but will announce them shortly.


SHOW SCHEDULE

While we are still working out the specifics of the FiiF2017 Schedule, we can definitely give you a rough guideline of what to expect throughout the Festival.

WEDNESDAY
TEAM SHOWS
FiiF ENSEMBLE SHOWS
HEADLINER SHOW
THURSDAY
TEAM SHOWS
FiiF ENSEMBLE SHOWS
HEADLINER SHOW
FRIDAY
TEAM SHOWS
FiiF ENSEMBLE SHOWS
HEADLINER SHOW
SATURDAY
FESTIVAL ENSEMBLE SHOWS
FESTIVAL ENSEMBLE SHOWS
INSTRUCTOR SHOW