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LIAF 2014 Quickdraw Animation Society 30th Anniversary: Programme 2 Retrospective

October 28, 2014
9:00 pm

QAS 30th banner, LIAF, London International Animation Festival, Quickdraw Animation Society

LIAF is thrilled to announce that Peter Hemminger, the Executive Director from the Quickdraw Animation Society will be attending the festival to introduce this screening and be available for questions afterwards.

Based in Calgary, the Quickdraw Animation Society (QAS) stands as one of the most valuable organisations in the indie Canadian animation community. Since 1980 this artist-run film co-op has proved to be a valuable hitching post for a supremely talented, fiercely independent and often courageously experimental posse of animators to learn, develop and refine their filmmaking free of any constraints. As a result of a forensic search of the vast QAS archive, we have brought together TWO very special programmes in tribute and celebration of QAS.

Based in Calgary, the Quickdraw Animation Society (QAS) stands as one of the most valuable organisations in the indie Canadian animation community. Since 1980 this artist-run film co-op has proved to be a valuable hitching post for a supremely talented, fiercely independent and often courageously experimental posse of animators to learn, develop and refine their filmmaking free of any constraints. As a result of a forensic search of the vast QAS archive, we have brought together TWO very special programmes in tribute and celebration of QAS. 

Quickdraw Animation Society Logo, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThis programme showcases the incredible range of filmmakers who have, in one way or another, had their careers shaped and influenced by their experiences at QAS over the last thirty years. It’s about as mixed a bag as you are going to find and says much for what a gift QAS is to the international animation community.

Find out more about Quickdraw Animation Society 30th Anniversary: Programme 1 Impact

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Twosday
 (Brian Batista
, Canada)

Twosday
, Brian Batista, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalFun and subversive all at once. A hilarious, foot-to-the-floor dissection of some of animation’s most sacred cows. Very QAS!

3’13 2003

Abandon Bob Hope All Ye Who Enter Here
 (Kevin D.A. Kurytnik, Canada)

Abandon Bob Hope All Ye Who Enter Here
, Kevin D.A. Kurytnik, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalStars Dante and his guide Virgie, the nearly featureless anthropomorphic wonder squirrel – with a cameo by Bob Hope.

8’30 2000

Nude Defending A Staircase
 (Scott Higgs
, Canada)

Nude Defending A Staircase
, Scott Higgs, LIAF, London International Animation Festival
Art and cartooning collide in a Quick Drawn deconstruction of some famous classic art and animation highbrow highlights.

0’32 1994

Stampede Eats Me Up Inside
 (Trevor Mahovsky
, Canada)

Stampede Eats Me Up Inside
, Trevor Mahovsky, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalOne man’s primal childhood memories of the myriad horrors that emerged from attending the annual stampede in his hometown.

4’45 1998

Oppo
 (Yasmin P. Karim
, Canada)

Oppo
, Yasmin P. Karim, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA visual symphony of backlit metamorphosing images exploring, over and over, the way opposites create perfection.

2’45 1997

C’est La Vie The Chris J. Melnychuk Story
 (QAS Collective
, Canada)

C'est La Vie The Chris J. Melnychuk Story, QAS Collective, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA colourfully poignant, often funny, collective QAS tribute to animator Chris J. Melnychuk – whose voice will not be silenced.

6’54 2011

The Tale Of The Steamin’ Green Log (Gavin De Lint, Canada)

The Tale Of The Steamin' Green Log, Gavin De Lint, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalThe semi-autobiographical tale of a scout troupe canoe trip hyperbolized into chaos to avoid lawsuits.

2’15 1995

Bittersweet (Y. Lin, Canada)

Bittersweet, Y. Lin. LIAF, London International Animation FestivalBittersweet sits on many shelves, sails in from many different quarters and settles on the beholder in many different hues.

3’45 2013

Two (Kim Anderson, Canada)

Two, Kim Anderson, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalTwo is the magic number but it takes a lot of magic to make Two work. People are imperfect but there is always a way to survive and live with the imperfections of others.

3’00 2006

Greycon4 (Brandon Blommaert, Canada)

Greycon4, Brandon Blommaert, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalA bold, bizarre and utterly unique early lurch into the digital realm surfing all the way on one of the most unusual imaginative waves. A fine and weird brew of ideas and techniques.

6’41 2007

Mr Reaper’s Really Bad Morning (Carol Beecher & Kevin D.A. Kurytnik, Canada)

Mr Reaper's Really Bad Morning, Carol Beecher, Kevin D.A. Kurytnik, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalSome days are diamonds, some days are stones and even the Reaper can get out of the wrong side of the bed some mornings.

17’00 2004

Linear Dreams
 (Richard Reeves
, Canada)

Linear Dreams, Richard Reeves, LIAF, London International Animation FestivalAn absolutely stunning example of cameraless animation – a film that pushed the technique to very edges of its capabilities.

4’15 1997