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Four days of mind-bending, boundary-pushing, artistically adventurous animation in the heart of Calgary!

 

Join us for a celebration of the art of animation. Recommended for mature audiences

GIANT

INCANDESCENT

RESONATING

ANIMATION

FESTIVAL

So what is GIRAF? It's a celebration of independent animation, a showcase of the best of what's being made here in Canada and around the world.
Each year, we scour the globe for the most astounding, inventive, beautiful, mind-altering and unexpected animated films out there. Then we bring it to Calgary for four days of screenings, artist talks, performances and more.
We're hard at work on this year's lineup, feverishly watching the 1,300 or so films that submitted to the festival and figuring out how to distill the vast world of artistically driven animation to its purest essence. Keep an eye on this page, though, because we'll have some announcements on the way in October.
GIRAF is run by the Quickdraw Animation Society, a charitable organization in Calgary dedicated to the creation, exhibition and celebration of animation. Find out more about us at quickdrawanimation.ca.

SCHEDULE

GLOBE CINEMA

617 8TH AVE SW

cSPACE

1721 29 AVE SW

QUICKDRAW STUDIOS

2011 10 AVE SW

SHORTS PACK

Late Night

11 PM - 1230 AM

FEATURE

Mad God Trilogy

9 PM - 1030 PM

SHORTS PACK

Indie Animation Mixtape Side B

7 PM - 830 PM

TALK

Local Animators Panel Discussion

1230 PM - 130 PM

TALK

Phil Tippett Artist Talk

2 PM - 330 PM

NOV 2019

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

12 PM

1 PM

2 PM

3 PM

7 PM

6 PM

5 PM

4 PM

11 PM

10 PM

9 PM

8 PM

SHORTS PACK

Possible Worlds

11 PM - 1230 AM

SHORTS PACK

Love Sweet Love

730 PM - 9 PM

SHORTS PACK

On LGBTQ2S+ Animation

7 PM - 830 PM

FEATURE

On-Gaku:
Our Sound

9 PM - 1030 PM

SHORTS PACK

Indie Animation Mixtape Side A

7 PM - 830 PM

FEATURE

Feherlofia (Son of the White Mare)

9 PM - 1030 PM

11 AM

10 AM

9AM

GIRAFter Party

9PM - 12AM

Tubby Dog