This November will be the 9th installment of Quickdraw’s really amazing Animation Festival, the Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival (GIRAF)! It is great, and we are accepting submissions until August 15th. Go to for more info and to submit your film! More info from the site follows:



Deadline: August 15, 2013

GIRAF is looking for Animation submissions, in all styles, genres, lengths, and mediums. Our programs are a strong eclectic mix of animation, representing the best of the medium from Claymation to CG. We focus on presenting independent animations that push boundaries through new techniques, unique visions, and stimulating subject matter.

We DO NOT CHARGE A SUBMISSION FEE, and encourage short and feature length local, national, international, and student submissions.  Animations celebrating their Calgary premiere with GIRAF will be given preference, and accepted filmmakers will be required to provide their film in a high quality digital format. Read the full submission guidelines here before submitting.

ONLINE Submissions are preferred, but DVD’s may be sent to:

GIRAF Submissions
c/o Quickdraw Animation Society
201- 351 11th Ave SW
Calgary AB T2R 0C7

All physical entries must be postmarked on or before: August 15, 2013

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