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 and we’ve showcased the award winning work of artists including Don Hertzfedlt, Bruce Bickford, Brandon Bloomaert, Barry Doupe, Cordell Barker, Richard Reeves, Chad Van Gaalan, Nick Fox-Geig, and Cam Christiansen, among many others. GIRAF is now 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 animations that push boundaries through new techniques, unique visions, and stimulating subject matter.
We DO NOT CHARGE A SUBMISSION FEE, and encourage short and feature length local, national, and international submissions
DEADLINE: August 1, 2011 Postmarked
Visit http://www.giraffest.ca for full submission details and forms