We've got production grants and distribution opportunities for local creative talent in Western Canada with fresh ideas to make their video projects happen. And we're empowering the community to greenlight those ideas to screens on TELUS Optik TV, online and everywhere.
The action unfolds here on STORYHIVE. Local creators from BC and Alberta apply for production grants to produce videos and the community votes to decide which projects get funding and distribution on Optik Local (TELUS Community Programming) via TELUS Optik™ TV On Demand.
STORYHIVE is a simple production funding and distribution competition for emerging content creators in BC and Alberta.
Send us your video idea and the plan for your production.
The community votes for the first round pitches from each province and promotes them on social networks.
The favourites each get funding to produce their video project which is then showcased on TELUS Optik™ TV On Demand and online.
The finalists from Stage 1 will enter Stage 2 voting. Depending on the edition, winning videos will be selected to receive a larger grant (one in each province), plus training and mentorship opportunities and distribution on select TELUS platforms.
Local filmmakers, musicians, digital storytellers, journalists, on-screen talent, production crews, writers, editors, sound geeks and social media superstars — STORYHIVE invites all emerging creators in to join the action.