How It Works
STORYHIVE is a simple production funding and distribution competition for emerging content creators in Metro Vancouver and Victoria.
Pitch & Plan
October 14 - November 3Send us your video idea and the plan for your production.
Vote & Promote
November 10 - December 1The community votes to shortlist 15 favourites and promotes them on social networks.
Awards & Screen Time
December 8 - March 2The 15 favourites each get $10k to produce their pilot, which is showcased on TELUS Optik TV On Demand and online.
It's your Opportunity
Make it happen
Seeking Local Talent With Fresh Ideas:
- 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
Get Ready to Pitch your Web Pilot:
How to apply
Sign up and complete your creator profile.
Register your project title to apply for funding.
Complete your multimedia application online.
Promote + Vote
Share your project with your networks and ask for voting support.
Get started! Only 10 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.