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October 2017

Studio Ghibli screening series: Castle in the Sky

October 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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.

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November 2017

GIRAF Festival of Independent Animation

November 23, 2017 - November 26, 2017

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.

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October 2018

Nightmare Before Christmas: 25th Anniversary Screening

October 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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…

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Heavy Metal: CJSW Funding Drive screening

October 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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…

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November 2018

GIRAF festival of independent animation

November 22, 2018 - November 25, 2018

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…

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May 2019

Animation Lockdown Screening

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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!

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June 2019

Saturday MASS: Prometheus’ Garden (dir. Bruce Bickford, 1987)

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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.

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2019 AGM

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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’…

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Closed for Canada Day Long Weekend

June 29

This coming Monday, July 1st is Canada Day, which means Quickdraw will be closing on Saturday, June 29 for the staff to take a well-earned long weekend break. We’ll be open again on Tuesday, July 2nd. See you then!

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August 2019

Saturday MASS: April and the Extraordinary World

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

From Roger Ebert:
“[April and the Extraordinary World] is a joyful, accomplished movie, and something unique…a delightful piece of work. It is a visually fascinating, even captivating film, alternating between incredible, painter-like detail and refreshingly simple hand-drawn lines.”

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