Hothouse

The Hothouse Project at Fresh with RTÉ and Screen Ireland responds to the needs of advanced and award winning young filmmakers who work alone or in isolation and it aims to provide an intensive filmmaking experience. This programme is designed to challenge and advance film knowledge and skill. In the past Lance Daly, Dearbhla Walsh, Donal Foreman, John Butler, Sarah Gavron, Robbie Ryan and Jim Sheridan have given masterclasses as part of this programme. 

The aim of the Hothouse is to support and promote the next generation of filmmakers by giving young independent makers a safe creative space in which to develop ideas and projects. 


Young filmmakers are invited to pitch for micro support and to take part in a mentored programme that guides them through the process of making and delivering their short film.


The Hothouse 2024 films will go live at Dublin International Film Festival 2024 on Friday 1st March and transfer to the RTÉ Player.


Click here to view the 2024 collection of films (live on the 1st March)

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