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September 2017

Quickdraw at Calgary Film

September 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - October 1, 2017 @ 11:00 pm

Between our outdoor projections, member works and a drop-in animation station, Quickdraw is going to be all over this year’s Calgary International Film Festival. Here’s what you can expect: Outdoor projections If you pass by Eau Claire after sunset from Sept. 21 through Oct. 1, you might notice some large-scale local animation lighting up the building. In between news and updates about Calgary Film, they’ll be spotlighting recent works by Quickdraw members. Come see what we’ve been up to. Member works…

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The Backyard Alley Party, pt. 1

September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017

We’ll be transforming the alley into a vibrant, magnetic and intriguing destination where you can sit on a patio, do some shopping, do yoga, watch an outdoor movie, grab a bite to eat and see local art!

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Wall at Calgary International Film Festival

September 25, 2017 @ 8:00 am - October 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Quickdraw is happy to be a community partner on the Calgary International Film Festival’s screening of Wall. Cam Christiansen and Sir David Hare experience life along the Israel/Palestine border in this wonderfully animated, multi-country documentary. Separation fence or apartheid wall? Originally heralded as a “Fence for Life,” the Israeli West Bank Barrier separating Israel and Palestine has come to embody the failure of diplomacy and the death of normalcy in the Holy Land. In WALL, playwright David Hare visits Jerusalem,…

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The Backyard Alley Party, pt. 2

September 29, 2017 - October 1, 2017

We’ll be transforming the alley into a vibrant, magnetic and intriguing destination where you can sit on a patio, do some shopping, do yoga, watch an outdoor movie, grab a bite to eat and see local art!

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October 2017

Log Driver’s Waltz

October 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

It’s the glorious return of the Log Driver’s Waltz, Quickdraw’s annual party in plaid!
Our fabulous neighbours at the Sunalta Community Centre are helping us bring back our free, family-friendly celebration of Canadian animation. Stop by for some food, music, and classic NFB animation.

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Studio Ghibli screening series: Castle in the Sky

October 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.

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November 2017

GIRAF Festival of Independent Animation

November 23, 2017 - November 26, 2017

Each year, Quickdraw brings the best short and feature-length animated films to Calgary for a celebration of independent animation in all its forms. We’ll be announcing more details in late September, but for now, save the date for some mind-blowing animation at the 13th Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival.

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October 2018

Nightmare Before Christmas: 25th Anniversary Screening

October 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Welcome to Saturday MASS (Monthly Animation Screening Series), an ongoing program screening all of your favorite animated features from around the world. Presented by Quickdraw Animation Society and Globe Cinema. – Saturday MASS: October 2018 –The Nightmare Before Christmas25th Anniversary ScreeningOctober 20th, 2018 @ 7:00pm General admission $10Quickdraw Members $8Advance tickets: https://bit.ly/2OUSacu Directed by Henry Selick Synopsis:“Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.” Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv8lGa_ZXao – Kindly…

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Heavy Metal: CJSW Funding Drive screening

October 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Quickdraw Animation Society, Twinbat Sticker Company and CJSW’s The Nocturntable present the 1981 cult classic animated movie, Heavy Metal at 7pm on October 22nd at The Globe Theatre. A science fiction epic like no other — this anthology of bizarre and fantastic tales features the voice talent of John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy and Harold Ramis — brought to life with dynamic (and erotic) animation. Boasting a superstar soundtrack — provided by the likes of Blue Oyster Cult, Cheap…

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November 2018

GIRAF festival of independent animation

November 22, 2018 - November 25, 2018

Celebrate the best in genre-bending, boundary-pushing independent animation at the 14th Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival! Our full 2018 lineup is just around the corner, but if you want to get in on the action a little early, here’s just a taste of what we have lined up for this year: ​• Our featured visiting artist is award-winning Indigenous filmmaker, media artist and stop motion director AMANDA STRONG• Festival artwork and signal film by Calgary-based artist, animator and musician ARIELLE…

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