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.
- Animation Courses and Workshops for all ages
- Equipment and Studio Rental
- Animation for your School or Business
- Animation Library (books and videos)
- Screenings and Events
- GIRAF Animation Festival (November)
- Memberships ($25-$50 a year)
- Animation-specific programs and tools including ToonBoom, Dragon Stop Motion, After Effects, TVPaint, Wacom drawing tablets, light tables and more!
- Editing programs, Adobe Premiere/Final Cut Pro
- 16mm and 35mm Film cameras/stands for animation
- Audio recording, lighting and editing equipment
- 3D stop motion production studio
- Computer, digital SLR and studio rentals