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Film screenings, artist talks, and other celebrations of the art of animation.

All events

Jun 04, 2022Jun 04, 2022

7pm - 9pm. Tickets by donation at the door.

Animation Lockdown + Member Screening

Contemporary Calgary (701 11 St SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2C4)

Celebrating Calgary's animation community in the Contemporary Calgary dome

An "impossible geometry" version of Quickdraw's pencil logo, on a blue background

Mar 25, 2022Mar 25, 2022

Free outdoor projection at EMMEDIA's Particle + Wave festival; 8pm

Pencil Tests

QAS Studios: 2011 10th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB, T3C 0K4

A Quickdraw logo anijam, presented as part of the Particle + Wave festival's opening night celebration

Mar 25, 2022Mar 25, 2022

Free outdoor projection at EMMEDIA's Particle + Wave festival; 8pm

Time Well Wasted : Sketches on Hypnosis

The Bows: 2001b 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB, T3C 0K4

15 short abstract motion sketches from local artist Lyndon Navalta

A photo of Lyndon Navalta with short, stylishly mussed hair, gold-rim glasses, and a fancy moustache, surrounded by abstract shapes. Text reads "Lyndon Navalta; Time Well Wasted: Sketches on Hypnosis; March 25, 2022 @ 8pm; 2011 10 Ave SW, Calgary, Free Event!

Apr 30, 2022Apr 30, 2022

Free event, 1:30pm-4pm, youth and family screening

Fresh Frames / GIRAF 4 Youth

Calgary Central Library (800 3 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2E7)

A free celebration of our young filmmakers, and a screening of family-friendly selections from last year's GIRAF festival

Nov 19, 2021Nov 28, 2021


Online Event

GIRAF is a celebration of independent animation, a showcase of the best of what's being made here in Canada and around the world, streaming this November at

GIRAF 17 festival poster: a frog eats a fly, its tongue twists to spell out the word GIRAF

Oct 26, 2021Oct 26, 2021

7pm - 11pm

Catch Nick DiLiberto's latest solo-animated adventure, along with one of Tim Burton's finest films, in partnership with Twinbat Sticker Co. at the CJSW funding drive.

Stills from Nick DiLiberto's Empress of Darkness and Tim Burton's Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Nov 13, 2021Nov 13, 2021

Best of GIRAF16

RPL Library Theatre, Regina, SK

Missed last year's festival, and live in Regina? Here's your chance to catch up on some festival favourites

The GIRAF16 logo with text reading Best of GIRAF 16, November 13th, 2021 at 7pm CST, hosted at RPL Film Theatre Regina Public Library, 2311 12 Ave

Apr 01, 2019Nov 30, 2019

In 2019, we were privileged to host four free screenings at local libraries, universities, and at our annual festival, GIRAF, showcasing the work of LGBTQ2S+ animators.

A banner for Quickdraw Animation Society's 'On LGBTQ2S Animation.