Submission Deadline: July 15, 2018
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 animation that pushes boundaries through the use of 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.
We’re looking for independent and artful animated films to share with our audience in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. That can mean abstract or narrative, hand-drawn or computer-generated, student films or well-established professionals, or somewhere in between. We want films we can be excited about, films that are pushing forward what animation can do, and films that make us feel things (even if that feeling is just “oh my gosh, this is ridiculous”).
If you want a better sense of what we love, feel free to check out our Vimeo channel (https://vimeo.com/channels/974651).
No commercial work, please — some of those are super cool, but commercials, explainers, festival stingers and those sorts of things fall outside what our festival is all about. The festival is also aimed at an adult audience, so we rarely select films that are explicitly aimed at children.
Submissions close July 15, 2018, but early submissions are always appreciated.
That should cover it, but if you have any questions, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ONLINE submissions (ie YouTube and Vimeo links) are strongly preferred, but DVDs may be sent to:
c/o Quickdraw Animation Society
2011 10TH AVE SW
Calgary AB T3C 0K4
All physical entries must be postmarked on or before, July 15, 2018, and will not be returned to entrants.