GIRAF15 Call For Films
Thanks for your interest in the 15th annual Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival!

(Also... 15 years? Eep.)

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.

If you want a better sense of what we love, feel free to check out our Vimeo channel (

No commercial work, please — some of those are super cool, but commercials, explainers, festival stingers and those sorts of things fall outside what our festival is all about. The festival is also aimed at an adult audience, so we rarely select films that are explicitly aimed at children. Music videos are admittedly a bit of a grey area.

Submissions close July 15, 2019, but early submissions are always appreciated. It's a lot easier for us to bunker down and watch these in winter than when the sun's inviting us outside. And we will try to notify you of results by mid-October. Because we pay every filmmaker we show, we're a pretty small fest—don't take it personally if we don't select your film, it doesn't mean we didn't absolutely love it.

That should cover it, but if you have any questions, please drop us a line at

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