GIRAF 15 Animation Festival 2019

Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival!

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - Sunday, November 24, 2019

GIRAF 15 Animation Festival 2019

November 21-24, 2019 @ Various Times
Globe Cinema
- 617 8 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
QAS Studios - 2011 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
cSPACE King Edward - 1721 29 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Admission by Donation (Pay what you can, suggested donation of $10 per screening)

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're hard at work on this year's lineup, feverishly watching the 1,300 or so films that submitted to the festival and figuring out how to distill the vast world of artistically driven animation to its purest essence. Keep an eye on this page, though, because we'll have some announcements on the way in October.

GIRAF is run by the Quickdraw Animation Society, a charitable organization in Calgary dedicated to the creation, exhibition and celebration of animation.

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NOTE: The showtimes listed on come directly from the theatres' announced schedules, which are distributed to us on a weekly basis. All showtimes are subject to change without notice or recourse to