Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival (GIRAF)
SINCE: 2005
WHERE: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
WEBSITE: www.giraffest.ca
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: 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.

Ari Folman’s THE CONGRESS to Open Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival | TRAILER

Ari Folman’s THE CONGRESS to Open Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival | TRAILER

 THE CONGRESS, directed by Ari Folman

THE CONGRESS, directed by Ari Folman (Academy Award-nominated Waltz With Bashir), will be featured as the opening film at the ninth Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival (GIRAF) in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. A science- fiction parable about identity and celebrity that blends live action sequences with fantastic hand-crafted animations, The Congress stars Robin Wright as herself, and also features Harvey Keitel, Jonn Hamm and Paul Giamati.