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March 2020

Saturday MASS: I Lost My Body (cancelled)

March 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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: March 2020 == March: I Lost My Body 03/14/2020 @ 7:00pm EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED, sorry for the inconvenience Presale tickets end at 5PM on the day of the screening, but there will be tickets at the door! In Paris a young man’s cut-off hand escapes from a dissection lab with one…

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Adobe After Effects for Animation Workshop Series (cancelled)

March 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - March 22, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

Adobe After Effects for Animation 2-Part Workshop Series Dates: March 15th & 22nd, 2020 Instructor: Lyndon Navalta Time: 1:00pm – 6:00pm Location: Quickdraw Classroom (2011 – 10th Ave. SW, Calgary, AB)   Being able to use After Effects is vital for any animator to know as it can make or break your film. In this 2-part hands on workshop series, all participants will get their own computer and the instructor will lead them through a set of exercises within the…

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Experimental Animation Workshop with Anna Firth (cancelled)

March 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  Date: March 21st, 2020 Time: 1:00pm – 6:00pm Location: Quickdraw Classroom (2011 10th Ave. SW) Instructor: Anna Firth   Join us for this exciting animation opportunity! Visiting artist Anna Firth takes you on an animating adventure through the examination of her technique and style. You’ll get a chance to explore and experiment throughout this hands-on workshop! Anna Firth is a Vancouver-based visual artist from California who primarily works with traditional animation methods to create gifs and media installations. Her…

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Cancelled: Spring Break Stop Motion Camp for Kids (ages 8-14)

March 23, 2020 - March 27, 2020

March 23-27, 2020 MON – FRI, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (one week session) Instructor: Émilie Tremblay Fee: $320 for members, $350 for non-members Do you love films like Coraline, Kubo and the Two Strings, Wallace and Grommet and various others? Do you ever wonder how those films are made? Here’s a chance to find out how! Through a week-long adventure, Participants will learn the basics of animation through the magical technique of stop-motion animation. Using our down-shooter cameras and…

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May 2020

Animation Lockdown 2020

May 20, 2020 @ 8:00 am - May 26, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Seven-Day *Remote* Animation Challenge!! Production event: Wednesday May 20th – Tuesday May 26th, 2020 (7 days total) Held off-site, with online support directly from QAS HQ Screening: Saturday June 6, 2020, 7pm, ONLINE on Zoom and other streaming sites. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE!! FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION AND SCHEDULE CLICK HERE For the past 12 years, intrepid teams of animators would spend their May long weekend locked in the Quickdraw Animation Society studios, making brand-new animated films during our…

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June 2020

Animation Lockdown Screening

June 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

See the animated results of a week of frenzied, caffeinated creativity! Vote for your favourite and see who answered the call to adventure! The premiere screening of the films from our 2020 Animation Lockdown will happen ONLINE on Saturday, June 6. “Doors” will open at 7pm, with the screening starting at 7:30pm. Join us for brand-new films, vote for our audience choice awards, and see who our jury has selected for our prizes: AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD: top-scoring film, weighted 1…

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AGM 2020!

June 25, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

** Since this is our first time holding an online AGM, we wanted to make few housekeeping notes in advance. Please let me us if you have any questions or concerns about any of this, or anything else related to accessing and taking part in the AGM. Also, please note, we are recording the AGM for our records. We will not be sharing this recording publicly.   Attending The meeting will be on Zoom, on Thursday, June 25 at 6:30pm.…

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Year in Review: Streaming in Sled Island’s Lemonade Stand

June 29, 2020 @ 12:00 am - 12:30 am

With the summer festival season more or less cancelled, including Sled Island 2020, the good folks at Sled figured out a way to squeeze every ounce of goodness from the bag of lemons we were given with a brand new initiative: The Sled Island Lemonade Stand. From Monday, June 22 until Sunday, June 28, they’ll be doing what they can to tip a hat to the festival week that would have been with a series of free or accessibly-priced livestreams, film…

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August 2020

Grant Writing Workshop

August 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  When: August 19th, 2020  Time: 6pm-9pm Where: Online via Zoom! Instructed by Carol Beecher Some important grant deadlines are quickly approaching and we want YOU to apply! You’ve got the idea ruminating in your head and the talent to back it up! Why not apply for the money to fund your masterpiece and get paid to do what you love? Quickdraw helps animators apply for grants every year with great success, and we need animation more now than ever…

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November 2020

GIRAF16 Festival of Independent Animation

November 29, 2020

GIRAF is a 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. For 2020, we’re bringing 80+ shorts and features to animation fans across Alberta, plus artist talks, interviews, and workshops exploring the art of animation. Screenings are online and on demand, and are available to Alberta audiences only. Watch…

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