Hothouse

Hothouse 10 in progress!

Submissions are closed, and it's full steam ahead on Hothouse 10! Check out this year's participants – including our animators from the Mexican Film Institute – as well as our mentoring team right here and be sure to follow our progress on the NFB.ca blog.

For any questions about HH10, contact us at hothouse@nfb.ca.

About Hothouse

Hothouse is an apprenticeship program for emerging Canadian filmmakers, located in Montreal, Quebec. The aim is to re-imagine ways of making animation that are faster, more flexible and that celebrate the shortest of short forms while maintaining creative and technical excellence, all hallmarks of NFB animation.

This is not quick and dirty but rather intense and amazing. Think of horticultural hothouses where gardeners create optimal growing conditions to encourage the flowering of exotic orchids and other blooms in weeks rather than months.

This program is for emerging creators from across Canada with the imagination, vision, experience and enthusiasm to relish the Hothouse challenge, to flourish in the Hothouse environment and to accomplish the making of a successful project within the program’s parameters.

Key aspects of Hothouse include the active participation of an experienced mentoring director, a team of NFB technical and post-production experts who support the filmmakers, and emphasis on the role of the producers as creative partners, all of which highlight the collaborative process of NFB filmmaking.
Hothouse takes place over 12 consecutive weeks in the NFB’s Montreal Animation Studio. Not merely funding nor school: Hothouse is instead a 3-month apprenticeship in real-world animation filmmaking.

ON THE BLOG

Listen up, emerging animators: now’s your time to shine in the 10th season of Hothouse

The tenth annual edition of this 12-week full-time apprenticeship for emerging animators is now underway. Get all the details about the call for proposals here. Animators: start your engines!

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Hothouse 9 | The Hidden Side of Digital Animation in 4 Geeky Graphs

Kyler Kelly, participant in the NFB's 9th annual Hothouse apprenticeship, offers a look at the hidden side of digital animation in 4 geeky graphs.

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Hothouse 9 | Hands full of clay

*This post is a short haiku from our Hothouse intern Su-An Ng. Taking a short break Processing thoughts frame by frame Both hands full of clay  

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Watch and own Hothouse Films

Editions

  • Hothouse 10
  • Hothouse 9
  • Hothouse 8
  • Hothouse 7
  • Hothouse 6
  • Hothouse 5
  • Hothouse 4
  • Hothouse 3
  • Hothouse 2
  • Hothouse 1

Previous Hothouse editions are also available on DVD.
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