Details on this year's 16th annual GIRAF animation festival are coming soon. If you want to know more, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for updates, and keep an eye on our ongoing Indie Animation Mixtape channel on Vimeo for a steady stream of mind-expanding animation from around the globe.

In the meantime, enjoy our 2019 signal film by animator Chad VanGaalen!






GIRAF is 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.
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
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