A not-for-profit artist-run centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the Quickdraw Animation Society is a place for people who love animation. We encourage animation production, dissemination and appreciation through screenings, workshops, courses, camps, and other events designed to ignite the public’s passion for the medium, including our GIRAF animation festival held each November.
Our in-house resources include western Canada’s largest animation library, and an exciting foundation of introductory through professional-level film and digital production equipment. Quickdraw Animation Society builds welcoming, healthy communities by fostering connection, innovation, creativity and artistic excellence through animation production, education and appreciation.
What People Are Saying
"Through its ongoing work with marginalized groups, decades of innovative youth outreach, and the cultivation of a welcoming, inclusive community, Quickdraw has proved its commitment to enriching Calgary’s cultural landscape."
— Mayor's Lunch for Arts Champions, Read More
"One of the most valuable organisations in the indie Canadian animation community."
— The Melbourne International Animation Festival, Read More
"This is what grassroots, independent, auteur animation is all about."
— The London International Animation Festival, Read More