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September 2019

Saturday MASS: METROPOLIS

September 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

September’s Saturday MASS features METROPOLIS, a film directed by Rintaro and based off of the comic book by Osamu Tezuka with screenplay by Katuhio Ôtomo.

Playing like a candy-colored hybrid of Fritz Lang’s film of the same name and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, Osamu Tezuka’s Metropolis borrows its plot liberally from numerous legendary sci-fi sources, all the while dazzling viewers on the same cutting-edge visual level as such anime classics as Akira and Ghost in the Shell.

This film will be screened in the original Japanese with English subtitles.

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On LGBTQ2S+ Animation 2: Canadian Animation

September 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Quickdraw Animation Society is excited to present a four-part screening series and publication exploring the role of LGBTQ2S+ artists and subjects throughout animation history. After an amazing inaugural screening at the Calgary Central Library, our second screening takes place at the University of Calgary (room SS 203) on Friday, September 20. This time around we’re looking at auto/biographical short films from Canadian animators. Our lead essay, from animator Sam Decoste, puts these films in the context of Canada’s gay…

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Fresh Frames Youth Animation Showcase

September 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

All are invited to the inaugural edition of FRESH FRAMES, a FREE showcase of youth animation. Enjoy a selection of films created over the past year by Quickdraw’s freshest members: participants in our 2018/2019 season of classes and camps for kids and teens! Following the youth film screening, Quickdraw will present a selection of animated shorts from the National Film Board’s (NFB) collection. We’ve curated a selection of NFB films that celebrate experimentation and play, in the same vein as…

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October 2019

Saturday MASS: Over the Garden Wall

October 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Still from Over the Garden Wall

Saturday MASS (Monthly Animation Screening Series) is an ongoing program screening all of your favorite animated features from around the world. Presented by Quickdraw Animation Society. ==Saturday MASS: October 19 2019 == OCTOBER: Over the Garden Wall – Patrick McHale 10/19/2019 @ 7:00pm Tickets $10 in advance or at the door. Screening at Globe Cinema: 617 8 Avenue SW, Calgary Alberta Tickets available for pre-purchase online though EventBrite – click here to purchase What can we say about Over the…

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November 2019

GIRAF15 Festival of Independent Animation

November 21, 2019 - November 24, 2019

The Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival is our annual 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. We’ve got shorts packs galore, award-winning films on Japanese punk-rockers and Spanish surrealists, artist talks with…

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December 2019

We’re taking a break

December 22, 2019 - January 13, 2020

We’re closed for the holidays! Members with keyholder access are still welcome to work on their projects in Quickdraw’s classroom (or studios if you’ve arranged that in advance). As for everyone else, we’ll see you in 2020!   Happy holidays, merry New Year, and all the best for the new decade!

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February 2020

Nakoda Audio Visual Club

February 2 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Nakoda AV Club partners with Quickdraw Animation Society to offer free drop in animation lessons to youth twice each month. Each session will have AV Club instructors available to teach folks of all skills levels. Collaborate to make something with the group or just use the time to work on your own project. Contact afoote@live.ca or text 403-805-0056 for information.

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Calgary City Teachers Convention

February 13 - February 14

We will be at the Calgary City Teacher’s Convention on February 13 and 14, sharing information on our Portable Animation Workshops. Visit us at booth 217 to learn more about our hands-on, under-camera animation workshops. Our PAW sessions bring 10 animation workstations and two instructors into your classroom to lead students in filming their own short animations. Create work tied to your current curriculum (visualizing mathematical patterns, showing animal life cycles—the possibilities are endless), or let your students express themselves…

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Grant Writing Workshop

February 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Image taken at the premiere of SUGARTOWN (2019) by Natasha Jensen. Applying for funding to make your films can be a difficult and intimidating process. This workshop (run by the Quickdraw Animation Society and not affiliated with any funder) will help to demystify that process. All you need to do is have an idea you’re passionate about and put together a grant proposal. This workshop is here to help you create that grant proposal. In this workshop, we will be…

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Nakoda Audio Visual Club

February 16 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Nakoda AV Club partners with Quickdraw Animation Society to offer free drop in animation lessons to youth twice each month. Each session will have AV Club instructors available to teach folks of all skills levels. Collaborate to make something with the group or just use the time to work on your own project. Contact afoote@live.ca or text 403-805-0056 for information.

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