(via NFB) There’s another opportunity for animators out there. Beginning its 11th season, NFB’s Hothouse Apprenticeship Program is looking for animation submissions from Canadian filmmakers and artists who want to get their project up and running. Applicants can apply to be one of six members in a 12-week apprenticeship program from NFB’s award-winning animation studio in Montreal, taught by professionals of animation in the film industry. Participants will work remotely through any NFB studio that is within their region, though the studio in Montreal is considered creative HQ.
Directing the program mentors is Montreal-based media designer Malcolm Sutherland. Originally one of the first ever participants in Hothouse, he is now the first alumnus to be mentoring a team of newcomers. Hothouse’s theme for this season is Found Sound 2.0. It’s based on the original Found Sound, last year’s theme, where organizers picked out all kinds of interesting and strange subliminal sounds they found from searching around the Internet. Since last year’s went so well, they have decided to do it again. Now participants are required to use one of 14 pre-selected sound clips or submit one of their own and use sound to implement some animated creativity.
Deadline for submissions is 5 pm EST on Friday, December 11, 2015, and must be sent via e-mail. Candidates who have made it will be emailed by Friday, December 18, 2015. The program will run from February 1 to April 22, 2016.
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