Call to Indigenous Creators: Hothouse 12, Paid Apprenticeship at the NFB Animation Studio

“The National Film Board of Canada, in partnership with imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival, is seeking submissions from Indigenous filmmakers and artists of any age who are intrigued by animation art, for the 12th edition of Hothouse. This edition will be a 22-week paid apprenticeship in all-inclusive, real-world animation filmmaking and will be a mix of full-on training and part-time creating.

Orientation, initial training and post production services will take place at the NFB Animation Studio in Montreal, which is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters as Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Once orientation is completed, selected participants will have the option of continuing to work on their projects either from Montreal or their residing territory (urban or remote). Equipment can be provided for those working from their home territory.

We are looking for two Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Metis) artists residing in Canada who are willing and able to create in a hands-on animation experience. This is a chance to explore Indigenous storytelling/artistic practices through animation. Selected applicants will be supported by and paired up with an Indigenous Associate Producer, as well as an Indigenous Mentoring Director, who will both be there to assist each project through production from start to finish in this intensive experience. Hothouse is 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.”

For information on submission requirements and more, please visit: The National Film Board of Canada’s website.

-from The National Film Board of Canada

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