Puppeteers from Argentina, France and Cuba are in Venezuela's capital for the 7th International Puppet Theater Festival.

More than 100 people, the majority of them parents with children, packed into the Teatro Teresa Carreño in downtown Caracas on Wednesday for a puppet show.

Puppeteers are staging morning and afternoon shows at other venues in the capital, as well as in Miranda and Vargas states, which border the Capital District.

Argentina's Los Cuatro Vientos, Fifiriches and El Gorrion companies will be presenting the "Titeres a los Cuatro Vientos" (Puppets from the Four Winds), "De payasos y domadores" (Of Clowns and Tamers) and "Que viva el queso!" (Long Live the Cheese!) shows.

Cuba's Las Compañias Hilos Magicos and Las Cuatro Estaciones companies are participating in the festival.

France's Phillippe Genty company is putting on its "La llamada del mar" (Call of the Sea) show with an introduction to the world of poetry.

Venezuela has 35 different companies and groups participating in the festival.

The FITEM 2013 festival runs until Sunday. EFE