Listen up, emerging animators: now’s your time to shine in the 10th season of HothouseNewsProduction
Got the animation itch? Now’s your chance to scratch it: we’re seeking submissions from emerging (young and not-so-young) Canadian filmmakers and artists intrigued by animation art for the 10th anniversary edition of Hothouse, a 12-week paid apprenticeship in full-on, all-inclusive, real-world animation filmmaking.
Application Deadline: Monday July 7, 2014
Program Dates: September 8 – November 28, 2014
Mentoring Director: Chris Landreth
Oh, sorry, did your eyeballs just pop out of your head? Yes, that’s the Chris Landreth, the acclaimed Oscar®-winning filmmaker behind Ryan and Subconcious Password. You can learn more about Chris Landreth on his official website.
And what about that intriguing theme (“Overheard”)? The organizers of this year’s Hothouse program have trolled through a wealth of archives and discovered 20 audio clips that are unusual, unnerving, or somehow full of subtext and hidden meaning. Applicants will select one clip and tell us how they will visually interpret the unscripted found sound to comment on or play with the original meaning. Click here to discover the raw audio files you’ll work with.
A plethora of emerging talent has been developed through the annual iterations of Hothouse. In fact, we’ve got a delectable playlist of the best and brightest films produced through Hothouse right here. Check out Candace Couse’s Sick to see what kind of outside-the-box thinking takes place in this annual creative laboratory.