Pitch Your Idea
For A Web Series
Open to Nov 3

The Top 15 Pilots from Metro Vancouver + Victoria
will each receive a $10,000 production grant
Plus distribution on TELUS Optik™ TV On Demand

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How It Works

STORYHIVE is a simple production funding and distribution competition for emerging content creators in Metro Vancouver and Victoria.

  1. Phase 01

    Pitch & Plan

    October 14 - November 3

    Send us your video idea and the plan for your production.
    More details
  2. Phase 02

    Vote & Promote

    November 10 - December 1

    The community votes to shortlist 15 favourites and promotes them on social networks.
  3. Phase 03

    Awards & Screen Time

    December 8 - March 2

    The 15 favourites each get $10k to produce their pilot, which is showcased on TELUS Optik™ TV On Demand and online.
Starting March 2015, the 15 finalists from Stage 1 will enter Stage 2 of the competition where one winning pilot will be selected to receive a $50,000 grant to produce their full series, plus a training and mentorship opportunity. Details to come December 2014.

It's your Opportunity
Make it happen

Seeking Local Talent With Fresh Ideas:

Participation Perks

  • Apply for 1 of 15 X $10,000 grants + distribution on Optik TV
  • Become a finalist to compete for $50,000 to deliver your web series
  • Make content that matters to you and retain rights to your produced work
  • Showcase your talent in the Creators Directory
  • Connect with new audiences and gain exposure
  • Join STORYHIVE™ events and workshops

Application FAQ

Get Ready to Pitch your Web Pilot:

Project Checklist

  • Great idea for a web series (pilot of 3-8 minutes)
  • Eligible Project Lead
  • Multimedia submissions (2-minute pitch video, project image, box art, promotional plan, 1 additional piece of content)
  • A budget breakdown
  • A project team (optional)

How to apply


Your profile

Sign up and complete your creator profile.


Your Project

Register your project title to apply for funding.


Your Application

Complete your multimedia application online.


Promote + Vote

Share your project with your networks and ask for voting support.

Get started! Only 11 days Left To Apply for funding

Get InspiredWatch Winning Pitch Videos

In STORYHIVE Season 1*, Vancouver content creators applied for funding by submitting pitch videos for their story ideas (below). Based on community voting results, the top ten projects were awarded $10,000 grants to produce a short film/doc. View the finished productions here.

*The first season had different competition criteria.

VancouveritesYour voice and votes count

Connect with creative culture in your community

A hive does its best work as a community. Tell your friends about the STORYHIVE™ opportunity and come back to support local talent during the voting period.

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