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Community Stories

You have a great local story you want to share, and we want to help you bring it to the small screen. We’re offering training and mentorship to complete a short documentary film to residents of BC and Alberta. Beginners welcome. No film degree? No problem.

Program highlights

Let's learn together

Are you a BC or Alberta resident interested in learning how to tell stories through film and video? If that’s you, we have an online program for you and it’s FREE!

Tell your community's stories

Your voice matters. Do you have a story that highlights local people, events, cultures, history, or places in your community? We’ve teamed up with CSIF and VoVo Productions to help you tell your story every step of the way.

Amplifying your voice

Once your project is completed, it could be broadcast on TELUS Optik TV on Demand, which is accessible for free to over 1 million subscribers in BC and Alberta.

Important Reminders

  • This program is currently open to BC and Alberta residents only.
  • There’s no film experience necessary for the Community Stories program! We welcome anyone interested in learning how to tell stories about their community through film and video using your own equipment or smart phones.
  • The deadline to apply is December 10, 2020 5PM Pacific Time
  • Successful applicants must agree to attend all virtual workshops.
  • The Community Stories program does not provide production grants. This is a 100% learning opportunity.

Ready to participate?

Before you apply, make sure you've read the submission rules and the FAQs

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