EMMEDIA + GIRAF presents

EMMEDIA is proud to co-present Amy Lockhart as the featured artist of GIRAF 12 Festival of Independent Animation.

Amy Lockhart is a filmmaker, animator and artist. Her animations have screened at festivals nationally and internationally, including the Ann Arbor Film Festival and International Animation Festival in Hiroshima, Japan. Lockhart has received fellowship at the National Film Board of Canada and support from the Canada Council for the Arts. She has completed residencies at Calgary’s Quickdraw Animation Society, Struts Gallery, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Drawn & Quarterly published Dirty Dishes, a book of her paintings, sculptures and drawings in 2009. She currently works and lives in Chicago.

About the Giant Resonating Incandescent Animation Festival (GIRAF):

An annual animation festival that runs each November at the Globe Cinema in Calgary, GIRAF celebrates the spirit of independent, underground, and experimental animation, showcasing Canadian animators and presenting diverse animations from around the globe.

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to:

November 24 – 26, 2016
Globe Cinema Basement – 617 8 Ave SW

Head to the basement of the Globe Cinema any time during the GIRAF animation festival for a multimedia art installation from this year’s visiting artist.

November 26, 2016 @ 12PM – 4PM
Quickdraw Animation Society Studios – 2011 10 Ave SW
$40 | Register at:

This small, hands-on workshop will provide a rare opportunity to learn directly from one of our favourite animators working today. With a focus on paper cut-out animation, this workshop will walk you through Amy’s animation process, explaining the tools and techniques she uses to bring her films to life.
This is a hands-on workshop. Some experience with animation fundamentals is recommended.

November 27, 2016 @ 6PM – 7PM
EMMEDIA Screening Room – 351 11 Ave SW
$10 | Purchase tickets at:

Paper cut-outs, Amiga art, absurd characters, surreal tangents—Amy Lockheart’s animation is both impressively diverse and immediately recognizable. She’ll be joining us for a screening and artist talk, presenting some of her favourites and providing an insight into her creative process.

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