Giraf 11 Festival of Independent Animation

Deadline: 17 July 2015
Open to: students or experienced artists who have their own film work to present
Prize: featuring of your movie to the festival program


The GIRAF 11 International Festival of Independent Animation has recently opened its call for submissions, accepting work from independent animators around the world. The call for submissions is open for short and feature films, which can be abstract or narrative films, hand-drawn or computer generated, work by student or experienced artists. If it’s independent and artful, it just might have a place at the GIRAF festival.

The Quickdraw Animation Society’s GIRAF festival is committed to seeking out new talent, and it’s their mission to spotlight the absolute best independent animation, regardless of medium. 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. The GIRAF 11 animation festival is scheduled for November, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.



It’s their mission to spotlight the absolute best independent animation, regardless of medium. Abstract? Narrative? Stop-motion? CG? They want to see it all. If you can offer that, you are free to enter.

By submitting the form available bellow, you are submitting your film for consideration at the GIRAF animation festival in November, 2015. This means you really should be someone who is authorized to distribute the film you are submitting.


There is an opportunity to feature your movie during the festival.

How to apply?

Click here to submit. All artists who are selected will receive a screening fee based on the Independent Media Arts Alliance’s guidelines. All they ask is that you spread the word, and encourage any other animators you know to pass along their work, too. There’s no submission fee.

For more info check the official site.

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