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GIRAF16 is taking place online through Cinesend and Film Festivals Calgary, and is available only to audiences in Alberta. Once you've bought your ticket or festival pass, head to to watch your selections!

Films will be available to stream on demand from 12:01am on Thursday, November 19 through 11:55pm on Sunday, November 29.

Although you can watch any film whenever you want, for a more festive online experience, we've also created a suggested schedule for some Discord watch parties. It's totally optional, but we'll be following that schedule as we're hanging out on our GIRAF Discord channel, and we'd love for any Alberta animation fans out there to join us and chat.

Full Festival Pass

The whole shebang! You'll have 11 days to watch every feature film, shorts pack and artist talk (workshops not included). Plus, passholders will get a free GIRAF16 swag pack once the festival is finished, including a commemorative program guide, 11x17 festival poster, and a die-cut sticker with the GIRAF16 wordmark/angler fish thingy!

PS: We know there's a good chance a lot of folks will be buying one ticket or pass to share with their whole household, and that's totally fine. That said, if you're sharing with more than one other person, please consider making a charitable donation to Quickdraw as part of your purchase — it's a huge help in letting us keep sharing the world's best animation with Alberta audiences!


All films available on demand for the duration of the festival.
Listed times are just a suggestion if you want to join our Discord Watch Parties


Streaming Service

GIRAF16 is streaming through the CineSend streaming platform thanks to the help of Film Festivals Calgary, an organization dedicated to supporting local film festivals in reaching online audiences.

If you can't find your CineSend login email, try resetting your password at with email you used to buy your ticket. If that still doesn't work, email us at and we'll sort things out as soon as we can!


We've started a Discord channel so that Alberta animation fans, filmmakers, Quickdraw staff and others can all discuss their favourite films. Discord is free to download and use, and we hope you'll join us there.

You'll receive an invitation to the Discord server in your Showpass confirmation email. If you can't find the link, or have other questions about how it works, email us at and we'll do our best to help you out!