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Tall poppies grow here.
Are you, or do you know, a Victorian student in Year 10, 11 or 12, with creative talent, a passion for the moving image and the potential to be a Tall Poppy?
Then welcome to the ACMI Hothouse: where Tall Poppies are cultivated.
A four-year initiative of the Victorian Government, the ACMI Hothouse program will develop the talents of promising Victorian students in the discipline of their interest, giving them hands-on experience, direct industry contact and lifelong career inspiration.
In 2012, with the launch of the Melbourne Winter Masterpiece exhibition Game Masters at ACMI, the inaugural year of the Hothouse program will focus on the games industry and game development.
The selected students will have the rare opportunity to develop a game prototype in a supportive learning environment with unprecedented access to key international and Australian game makers. Their creative endeavours will then be showcased in the world-class spaces of ACMI and online.
ACMI will assist students through the creative application process , with information resources and online workshops provided along the way - ensuring that all aspiring tall poppies are ready for the creative frenzy of Hothouse 2012.
Registration opens in December 2011. For enquiries, please email email@example.com
This is an initiative of the Victorian Government.
Hello to those of you who are secondary teachers with an interest in games (it will be film next year). Please pass on the following information to students in years 10, 11 or 12 who have an interest/skills in game making, and actively encourage them to register for this amazing opportunity.
ACMI Hot House: Tall Poppies Grow Here
Intensive Program for Student Gamemakers NOW OPEN for Entries
Do you know a promising Victorian Student in Year 10 to 12 with a creative talent and a passion for games? Help them grow into a Tall Poppy inside the ACMI Hothouse: where creativity and skills are cultivated.
A new four-year initiative of the Victorian Government, the ACMI Hothouse will provide selected students with unprecedented access to creative learning support, intensive hands-on production experience and inspirational contact with key international and Australian moving image makers.
The very first ACMI Hothouse focuses on creative game development. Selected students will spend a week in the July 2012 school holidays working together in a fast paced, creative ‘game studio’ to create a computer game prototype. They will meet visiting international game makers associated with ACMI’s new Game Masters exhibition, learn about career pathways and develop folio content.
How to apply: Students and teachers can visit http://www.acmi.net.au/hothouse.aspx to register and download the application pack. The application includes an original game idea and a ‘to camera’ pitch so start now! Previous game making experience is not essential.
Does it cost anything? No! The Hothouse is free, though limited to applicants who are selected. Application is also free.
Applications Close: Fri 18 May 2012
This is an initiative of the Victorian government and ACMI (The Australian Centre for the Moving Image).