Hothouse 14

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Please refer to the submission guidelines here.


The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is seeking submissions from emerging animation creators for the 14th edition of Hothouse. This edition will offer a three-month paid mentorship in all-inclusive, real-world animation filmmaking, in the unique tradition of NFB animation.

We’re looking for six new talents who are willing and able to jump head-first into this intensive experience.

About this edition

The theme this year is: Small Things Considered.

Hothouse 14 is available to participants working in the location of their choice, anywhere in Canada. Participants who reside close to the NFB offices in Montreal or Vancouver are welcome to work from there if they wish. Most of the program will be conducted remotely. To the best of our ability, equipment will be provided to all participants.

All participants must be willing and able to travel to Montreal for one week of orientation, from September 25–29, 2023, and again for one week of post-production, December 11–15, 2023. Travel will be arranged and paid for by the NFB.

Hothouse is about reimagining ways of making animation—ways that are faster and more flexible, and that embrace the many possibilities of the animation process while achieving creative and technical excellence.

Team and timeline

Anne Koizumi Associate Producer
Andrea Dorfman Mentoring Director

NFB Animation & Interactive Studio team

Hothouse 14 production crew


Application deadline: 5 p.m. EST on Monday, July 10, 2023

Program dates: September 25–December 15, 2023

Orientation and pre-production: September 25–29, 2023

Production: October 2–December 1, 2023

Post-production and wrap: December 4–15, 2023

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