Hothouse 11: February 1 — April 22, 2016

About Hothouse 11

Program Dates: February 1 – April 22, 2016
Theme: Found Sound 2.0
Mentoring Director: Malcolm Sutherland

The National Film Board of Canada seeks submissions from emerging (young and not-so-young) Canadian filmmakers and artists intrigued by animation art, for the 11th edition of Hothouse, a 12-week paid apprenticeship in full-on, all-inclusive, real-world animation filmmaking.

This year, we’re embracing “the vernacular” by joining forces with NFB studios across the country to create a Hothouse all about grassroots filmmaking and collaboration. Successful applicants will work remotely from their corner of the country but hand in hand with the NFB studio in their region and within the loving arms of the Animation Studio in Montreal as the engine.

Hothouse continues to be about re-imagining ways of making animation: ways that are faster, more flexible, and which embrace the many possibilities in the animation process while maintaining creative and technical excellence. We’re looking for six new talents who are willing and able to jump head-first into this intensive experience.

THE THEME: Found Sound 2.0

Last year, we trolled the internet for audio clips that are intriguing, unusual, unnerving, or somehow full of subtext and hidden meaning. The creative payoff was so great we wanted to do it again. Hothouse 11 will feature six films hot from the creative oven of animation, found audio, and last minute panic as participants re-interpret, comment on, or play with the meaning of their chosen audio clip.

Click on a participant’s name on the right side of this page to find out more about them!


Mentoring Director

Sound Designer



ELOI CHAMPAGNE Technical Director
RANDALL FINNERTY Digital Imaging Specialist
ELISE SIMARD Production Manager


MARAL MOHAMMADIAN Producer, Animation Studio (Montreal)
JON MONTES Associate Producer, Animation Studio (Montreal)
KELLY DAVIS Associate Producer, Quebec & Atlantic Studio (St. John’s NL)
PAUL McNEILL Producer, Quebec & Atlantic Studio (Halifax)
ALICIA SMITH Producer, North West Studio (Winnipeg)
TERI SNELGROVE Associate Producer, BC & Yukon Studio (Vancouver)

MICHAEL FUKUSHIMA Executive Producer, Animation Studio (Montreal)

Watch and own Hothouse Films


  • Hothouse 11
  • 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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