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Celebrate 10 years with us

We local stories on screen

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Dare To Dream, Dare To Create.

Watch Our Anniversary Video

Dare To Dream, Dare To Create.

Watch Our Anniversary Video

Since 2013, we at STORYHIVE have given communities in British Columbia and Alberta an opportunity to share their stories on the Canadian Broadcasting System.

Through innovative programs, we provide production funding, training, mentorship and distribution on TELUS Optik TV and online platforms. We are focused on our ongoing mission to support underrepresented communities, helping empower the next generation of content creators and storytellers.

Become a content creator

Our Impact

$59M+Production funding provided
1,200+Screen based projects produced
1,920+Hours of Canadian content created
270+Communities supported across B.C. and Alberta
117,000+Hours of training and mentorship

Explore STORYHIVE's new channel on TELUS Optik TV

To celebrate a decade of local storytelling, we are proud to introduce STORYHIVE’s very own dedicated channel on TELUS Optik TV. Hosting content on TELUS Optik TV Channel 9 will enable more Optik TV customers to discover locally reflective and relevant films and series produced across British Columbia and Alberta from new and emerging STORYHIVE content creators.


Watch Local, Support Local.

Thank you to TELUS Optik TV customers. Because of you, TELUS donated $10,000 to the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation. These funds will be put to work right away to support local, grassroots charities that are helping youth build skills, confidence and feel a sense of belonging.

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A Decade with STORYHIVE

Opening doors for content creators since 2013


STORYHIVE was created!

Launched the very first pilot program: STORYHIVE Lab.


Launched the first three Editions for Digital Shorts, Web Series and Music Videos.


Building off the success of our first editions, we took the key learnings and launched a second intake for Digital Shorts, Web Series and Music Videos.


Kicked off the very first Animation and Female Directors Edition.

We also launched: [...]


Partnered with Reel Youth and VoVo Productions to create STORYHIVE’s first partnership programs - Youth Community Stories and Community Stories.


Launched the inaugural Indigenous Storyteller Edition in partnership with the Indigenous Screen Office.

Commissioned the Cultiv [...]


Launched the Documentary and Web Series Edition.


Launched the first Podcast and Local Heroes Documentary Edition.


Launched the inaugural Black Creators Edition in partnership with the Black Screen Office and first Voices program [...]


Launched the second Indigenous Storyteller Edition in partnership with the Indigenous Screen Office.

Expanded into [...]


Launched the biggest Edition yet, the Anniversary Documentary Edition.

Celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary! [...]

Make STORYHIVE a part of your journey

STORYHIVE programs are designed for new to emerging content creators and the best part is that no experience is required to participate.

Discover a program for your content creation journey. 

Learn more about our programs

Our STORYHIVE community

Share your story (contest closed)

How has STORYHIVE impacted you? Share your experience or even a quick message to STORYHIVE for our 10 year anniversary.

Once you have shared your story, you will be automatically entered into a contest to win a STORYHIVE Content Creator Starter Pack including:

  • STORYHIVE anniversary swag items;

  • STORYHIVE branded backpack;

  • Aputure On-Camera Video Light; and

  • $250 Best Buy gift card.

Please note the contest has closed.

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Two ways to share your story:

Submit your story on social media

Share your favourite STORYHIVE memory or project and make sure to tag @STORYHIVE and use the hashtag #STORYHIVETurns10!

Submit your story directly to us

We love stories. Share your longer story with us by filling out this Google Form.

Tell us your story

We will feature the highlights from the whole community on STORYHIVE’s social media channels.

Thank you for a decade of support

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We have so much to be grateful for as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of STORYHIVE. This program is where it is today because of our content creator’s immense talent, drive and creativity. We also could not do this work alone, it takes an entire community of organisations and diverse community voices who help deliver these hyperlocal programs.

Thank you for our Optik TV customer's support. It is through your business that we are able to fund our programs and continue to support Canadian content creators for many years to come.

Many remarkable people and organizations have contributed to the growth and development of STORYHIVE programs over the years. — Thank you

STORYHIVE Community Partners

STORYHIVE Partner Programs

We would like to extend our gratitude to the following STORYHIVE Community Supporters:
  • Advisory Councils & Selection Committees

  • Andrea Beça

  • Bamboo Shoots

  • Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers

  • Community Roundtable Participants

  • Ellen Lee

  • Havas

  • Instructors, Guest Speakers, Advisors & Consultants

  • Encoding Houses

  • Intake and Deliveries Moderators

  • Loose Lips Media

  • Mentors

  • Pamela Alexander

  • Past and current STORYHIVE Team Members

  • Public Place Network

  • The Pack at NATIONAL

  • Turtle Design