15 July 2020
GIRAF 16 – International Festival of Independent Animation
We’re looking for independent and artful animated films to share with our audience in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. That’s intentionally pretty general: it can mean abstract or narrative, hand-drawn or computer-generated, student films or well-established professionals, or anywhere in between. We want films we can be excited about, films that are expanding what animation can do, and films that make us feel things.
- An annual animation festival that runs each November at the Globe Cinema in Calgary, GIRAF celebrates the spirit of independent, underground, and experimental animation.
- GIRAF is committed to creating greater awareness for animation as an art form, through interactive activities including workshops, artist talks, visiting artists, and animation screenings. They 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. GIRAF is run by the Quickdraw Animation Society, a non-profit, artist-run centre in Calgary Alberta.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
English (not necessary)
ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.
Results will be announced by mid-October
- Student films or well-established professionals, or anywhere in between are accepted.
- That’s intentionally pretty general: it can mean abstract or narrative, hand-drawn or computer-generated, student films or well-established professionals, or anywhere in between. We want films we can be excited about, films that are expanding what animation can do, and films that make them feel things.
- For a better sense of what they love, feel free to check out Vimeo channel (https://vimeo.com/channels/974651) or the previous GIRAF festival lineup at http://giraffest.ca.
- No commercial work, please — as great as those can be, commercials, explainers, festival stingers and those sorts of things fall outside what this festival is all about.
- The festival is also aimed at an adult audience, so they rarely select films that are explicitly aimed at children or family audiences.
- Music videos are admittedly a bit of a grey area–they rarely book them, but if you think yours will be the exception, feel free to submit.
- The winning movie will be played in the festival with audience in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
- all selected films will receive a payment based on the rates recommended by Canada’s Independent Media Arts Alliance. It’s important that artists are paid for their work!
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” Gehad Elazab/ Egypt “
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