Isabelle Ackroyd, Gwen Morgan and Kayla Macneill Head to the TIFF Bell Lightbox

Animation Lockdown winners compete for The 48 Film Festival's inaugural prize

A fox scrubs dishes in front of a tent, with text at the bottom reading "Film: Camp Unfortunate"

For last year's Animation Lockdown, Quickdraw joined forces with the newly launched The 48 Film Festival, a nationwide competition for frantic film creation. That meant our winning entries were eligible for prizes at the national event, and we're pleased to say that two of our teams made the final cut. If you're in Toronto on April 3, you can catch the awards event, with (indie film) celebrity judges, and filmmakers from across the country convening to see who takes the crown at the inaugural event.

As part of the event, The 48 Film Fest has been releasing promo interviews for the various filmmakers, including the above spotlight on QAS animator Isabelle Ackroyd and their charming, heartfelt film Camp Unfortunate. We'll be cheering for Isabelle on April 3, and equally for Gwen Morgan and Kayla Macneill's Pas de Deux, even if the QAS team will only be there in spirit. But if you're there in person, make sure to give them your support.