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Every year, our Hothouse program inspires a new generation of moving image makers. Held during the term two school holidays, 10 Victorian students are selected and given the unique opportunity to work with our education staff and industry mentors to create moving image works.

Guided by industry mentors and ACMI staff, students work in groups with like-minded students from across Victoria to create their work. In 2016, students worked in two groups to create virtual reality interactive games from scratch to screen.

At the end of the week, their work was presented at a red carpet event, where industry, government, teachers, friends and family can view and celebrate their achievements.

To coincide with our DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition, Hothouse 2014 focussed on animation. Soupe was created by: Ernie Arthur, Red Cliffs Secondary College Jasper Turpie, Bendigo South East College Nicholas Gooch, Trinity Grammar School Ethan Catt, Eltham College Mesut Latifoglu, Sirius College