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GIRAF Animation Festival


GIRAF, or the Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival (est 2005), is an annual animation festival that runs each November at the Plaza Theatre in Calgary.  GIRAF celebrates the spirit of independent, underground, and experimental animation, showcasing Canadian animators and presenting diverse animations from around the globe. We’ve showcased the award winning independent work artists including Don Hertzfedlt, Bruce Bickford, Brandon Bloomaert, Barry Doupe, Cordell Barker, Richard Reeves, Chad Van Gaalan, Nick Fox-Geig, Amy Lockhart, Stu Hughes, Madi Piller, and Cam Christiansen, among many others.

GIRAF is committed to gaining greater awareness for animation as an art form. Through 5 days of interactive activities: workshops, artist talks, visiting artists, and animation screenings, our festival showcased over 80 animations in 2010 alone. We focus on presenting works that push boundaries through the development of new techniques, hybrid forms of creation, and challenging subject matter, and thus animation that is rarely seen at other festivals.


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Giant Incandescant Resonating Animation Festival

Festival
Festival presentation: 

GIRAF, or the
Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival (est 2005), is an
annual animation festival that runs each November at the Plaza Theatre
in Calgary.  GIRAF celebrates the spirit of independent,
underground, and experimental animation, showcasing Canadian animators
and presenting diverse animations from around the globe. We’ve showcased
the award winning independent work artists including Don Hertzfedlt,
Bruce Bickford, Brandon Bloomaert, Barry Doupe, Cordell Barker, Richard
Reeves, Chad Van Gaalan, Nick Fox-Geig, Amy Lockhart, Stu Hughes, Madi
Piller, and Cam Christiansen, among many others.

GIRAF
is committed to gaining greater awareness for animation as an art form.
Through 5 days of interactive activities: workshops, artist talks,
visiting artists, and animation screenings, our festival showcased over
80 animations in 2010 alone. We focus on presenting works that push
boundaries through the development of new techniques, hybrid forms of
creation, and challenging subject matter, and thus animation that is
rarely seen at other festivals.

Festival Nickname: 
GIRAF
Edition: 
7
Festival Logo: 
Theme: 
Animation
Category/Format: 
Animated Films
Festival Info
Price info: 
$10-15 CAD
Opening hours: 
Nov 2-6, 2011
Last attendance: 
1500
Number of journalists: 
25
Next Festival Dates: 
11/02/2011 - 11/06/2011
Is the Festival open to the public ?: 
Yes
Does the Festival have a market?: 
No
Does the Festival have a competition ?: 
Yes
Festival Submission
Film submission fee: 
Free
Submission accepted on Fest21.com: 
No
Film call for entry start day: 
04/01/2011
Film call for entry deadline: 
08/01/2011
Festival Contact
Festival Director Name: 
Karilynn Thompson
Festival Director E-mail: 
E-mail for Webmaster: 
Festival Organization
Name: 
Quickdraw Animation Society
Address: 
201-351 11th Ave SW
City: 
Calgary
State: 
Alberta
Zip code: 
t2r 0c7
Country: 
Canada
Telephone: 
403-261-5767
Fax: 
403-261-5644

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