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June 2017

Quickdraw AGM

June 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Quickdraw Animation Society,
2011 10th Ave SW Calgary, Alberta Canada
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It’s that time again. Quickdraw’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 27 at 6:30pm at Quickdraw’s new studios (2011 10 Ave SW). All members are invited and encouraged to attend — it’s a great chance to meet the board, find out what’s been going on behind the scenes, and have your say in what’s coming up at Quickdraw. If you’re thinking of joining the board, please drop us a line and we’d be more than happy to talk…

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Studio Ghibli Showcase Series: Ponyo

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Globe Cinema,
617 8 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 1G7 Canada
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Studio Ghibli Showcase Series: June“Ponyo” directed by Hayao MiyazakiCo-presented by Quickdraw Animation Society & Globe Cinema An animated short film will precede each screening 12:00pm (doors @ 11:20am):English dubbed version, all ages – all tickets $7.00 7:00pm (doors @ 6:20pm):Japanese with English subtitles, licensed with bar (18+) – all tickets $10.00Synopsis:“A five year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a goldfish princess who longs to become a human after falling in love with him.” Tickets available soon through the Globe’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/globecinemacalgary/Consider purchasing…

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May 2017

Studio Ghibli Showcase Series: My Neighbour Totoro

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Globe Cinema,
617 8 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 1G7 Canada
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Studio Ghibli Showcase Series: May“My Neighbour Totoro” directed by Hayao MiyazakiCo-presented by Quickdraw Animation Society & Globe Cinema An animated short film will precede each screening 12:00pm (doors @ 11:20am):English dubbed version, all ages – all tickets $7.00 7:00pm (doors @ 6:20pm):Japanese with English subtitles, licensed with bar (18+) – all tickets $10.00Synopsis:“When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.” Tickets available soon through the Globe’s…

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Animation Lockdown Screening

May 26
EMMEDIA Gallery and Studios,
2005 10 Avenue SW Calgary, Alberta T3C 0K4 Canada
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See the fruits of the Animation Lockdown, vote for your favourite film, and check out EMMEDIA’s brand new studios and screening room. More details coming soon!

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Animation Lockdown 2017

May 19 - 22
The Quickdraw Animation Society,
2011 10th Ave SW Calgary, Alberta Canada
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Long Weekend Animation Challenge!! 10th Anniversary! BRAVE NEW WORLDS edition May 19th – 22nd 2017: Animation Lockdown @ New QAS Studios, 2011 10 Ave SW Calgary AB CanadaMay 26th 2017: Animation Lockdown 2017 completed films + QAS spring student film screening! 7:00PM, free and open to the public. Location TBD. ABOUT This May long weekend, intrepid teams of animators take over the Quickdraw studios to hang out, get sloppy, eat food, watch cartoons, and make their own brand-new animations! Form…

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April 2017

Studio Ghibli Showcase Series: Howl’s Moving Castle

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Globe Cinema,
617 8 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 1G7 Canada
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Studio Ghibli Showcase Series: April“Howl’s Moving Castle” directed by Hayao MiyazakiCo-presented by Quickdraw Animation Society & Globe Cinema An animated short film will precede each screening 12:00pm (doors @ 11:20am):English dubbed version, all ages – all tickets $7.00 7:00pm (doors @ 6:20pm):Japanese with English subtitles, licensed with bar (18+) – all tickets $10.00Synopsis:“When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure…

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Quickdraw Casino

April 5 - 6
Elbow River Casino,
218 18 Ave SE Calgary, AB T2G 1L1 Canada
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It’s casino season again! Like most not-for-profits, these AGLC casinos are a major source of funding for us, and we’re looking for volunteers for Elbow River Casino on April 5 and 6 (Wednesday and Thursday). You get free food, taxi rides and good company. We get to pay our rent. So it works out pretty well for all of us.If you have any questions about any of the volunteer positions, ask us in the comments here. Oh, and don’t be…

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February 2017

Spirited Away: Launch of monthly Ghibli at the Globe series

February 25
Globe Cinema,
617 8 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 1G7 Canada
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Studio Ghibli Showcase Series: FebruaryCo-presented by Quickdraw Animation Society Synopsis:“During her family’s move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.” Screenings of “Spirited Away” on February 25th: 12:00pmDubbed version, all ages – all tickets $7.00 7:00pm Subtitled version, licensed with bar (18+) – all tickets $10.00 Tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2864209 Kindly note: Friends of CJSW discounts, Groupons, and passes are not accepted for…

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SGM: Election of new board members

February 16 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
EMMEDIA Gallery and Studios,
2005 10 Avenue SW Calgary, Alberta T3C 0K4 Canada
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The board of the Quickdraw Animation Society has called for a Special General Meeting (SGM) to be held on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at 7pm, at 2003 10 Ave SW (EMMEDIA’s new studios, in the same building as Quickdraw’s new location). All current Quickdraw members are encouraged to attend.The purpose of the SGM is to address a set of recent vacancies on the Quickdraw board, as two board members have had to step down due to personal commitments, which brings…

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November 20162016

GIRAF12 Festival of Independent Animation

November 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - November 27, 2016 @ 11:00 pm
Globe Cinema,
617 8 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2P 1G7 Canada
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Our annual Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival celebrates the best in artful, adult-focused independent animation in one glorious weekend of hand-drawn, stop-motion and computer-generated artwork.

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