Theater groups from France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic arrived in Ostrava between October 1 and 6, 2023. As part of the main part of the program, 23 ensembles took part in the competition part of the main program and at the same time 2 performances as a non-competition, oversaturated evening program. Theater performances were performed in Studio G, at the Janáček Conservatory, in the Plato Gallery and, of course, on all stages of the Ostrava Puppet Theater. They were then complemented by a rich student section and an off program that enlivened the streets of the city, similar to what happened during the previous years of the festival.

Jury composed of MgA. Pavel Hubička, Ph.D. chairman of the jury, dr. hab. Marzenna Wiśniewska, Mgr. Kateřina Dolenská, Ph. D. awarded the following prizes:

The main prize of the 14th edition of the Spectaculo Interesse festival
for an original and up-to-date grasp of a political-historical-social topic by traditional means, not pathetically, critically and at the same time kindly and with humorous exaggeration
a co-production production by the Registered Association of Czech and Slovak Puppeteers presents: Kašpárek a zbojník DRAK Theatre, Hradec Králové and Bratislava Puppet Theatre, Czechoslovakia

The Jiří Volkmer Award
for multi-layered acting
Miho Bezeljak
in the production of Pinokio, Lutkovno gledališče Maribor, Slovenia

Award of the Deputy Governor of the Moravian-Silesian Region
for impressive images in space
To Helena and Pavlo Štouračová
in the production Hic sunt dracones, Divadlo Continuo, Czech Republic

Prize of the Deputy Mayor of the Statutory City of Ostrava
for the concept of Krabat production. Warlock Apprentice
Mark Zákostelecki, Teatr Animacji Poznań, Poland