Hothouse 4

A chance encounter

March - May 2007

About Hothouse 4

Dates: March – May, 2007
Theme: “Chance Encounter”
Mentoring Director: Torill Kove (The Danish Poet)

Hothouse 4 brought together six Canadian and two Brazilian emerging filmmakers to spend three months each creating a very short film based on the theme “Chance Encounter”. They worked under the watchful eye of Academy Award® winning director Torill Kove, who helped guide and advise the participants during their time at the NFB.

The films are diverse in both content and technique, with explorations in 2d animation, puppet animation, rotoscoping, mixed media and even improvisation.

Mentoring Team:

Torill Kove – Mentoring Director
Torill’s first professional film, My Grandmother Ironed the King’s Shirts, won numerous international awards and was nominated for an Oscar®. Her latest film, The Danish Poet, received the 2007 Oscar® for Best animated Short.

Maral Mohammadian
Associate Producer

Luigi Allemano
Composer/ Sound Designer

Randall Finnerty
Digital Imaging Specialist

Michael Fukushima

David Verrall
Executive Producer

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

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