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!Find out more »
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.
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
This year we’re celebrating your Quickdraw creations in style. Join us on Saturday, May 25 at the cSPACE King Edward School to see what the students in Quickdraw’s adult fall and winter classes have been creating. Plus, vote for your favourite creations from the Animation Lockdown. Admission is by donation, so don’t miss your chance to witness the unbridled creativity of the Quickdraw community!Find out more »
Bickford’s most critically acclaimed film, Festival Winner at the 1988 Northwest Film and Video Festival in Portland, centres around themes of violence, regeneration and transformation. The only way to understand what this film is about to see it; be prepared for a non-linear experience that is at once “beautiful and frightening.”Bruce Bickford first garnered a cult following in the 1970’s by creating animations for Frank Zappa songs; for this work, he is considered a father of the music video industry. But it is through his animated films — such Prometheus’ Garden — where his true mastery is made obvious. He passed away in April 2019.Find out more »
Run/vote for the board of directors and have your say in Quickdraw’s direction. All members are strongly encouraged to attend! AGM AGENDA – Quickdraw Animation Society ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Reception – 6:30pm Meeting – 7:00pm Agenda 1. Welcome to members and introduction of staff and board 2. Approval of agenda 3. Approval of minutes from last AGM – June 27, 2018 4. Executive Director’s report 5. Presentation of financials 6. President’s report 7. Founding Members’…Find out more »