2018 Indigenous Edition

For the culture.

We're funding 20 film stories told by Indigenous peoples + top-up funding from Creative BC for BC Projects.

   

HOW IT WORKS

STORYHIVE provides production grants to creators in British Columbia and Alberta.

1
PITCH + PLAN

Oct 22, 2018 - Dec 4, 2018

Plan for your production and wow us with your application and pitch video.

2
JURY + AWARD

Dec 5, 2018 - Jan 24, 2019

A team of industry experts and TELUS team members selects 20 projects to receive production funding, training and mentorship, and distribution support. Each awarded project will receive a $20,000 production grant. BC Projects will receive additional top-up funding from Creative BC.

3
GROW + CREATE

Jan 25, 2019 - Jul 22, 2019

Each successful team will work with mentors to produce a project 3 - 10 minutes in duration. Projects will be featured on select TELUS platforms in Fall 2019. 

Edition Overview

The Indigenous Storyteller Edition is the beginning of an enduring investment in the careers of Indigenous creators residing in BC and Alberta. In this program, STORYHIVE will greenlight 20 Indigenous-led projects, selected by an all-Indigenous jury.

The design of this Edition was shaped by Indigenous creators who have been supported by STORYHIVE and TELUS and shared their feedback and experiences with an external consultant. Together, our goal is to facilitate a program that is culturally safe, empowering and relevant to the next generation of Indigenous creators.

Meet the Advisory Council

The development of the Indigenous Storyteller Edition is also supported by an Indigenous Advisory Council. This group was invited to represent a wide spectrum of Indigeneity, regional representation, industry experience, and generational diversity.

Tracey Kim Bonneau is a freelance journalist in print, radio and television. Her documentary series Quest OutWest Wild Food was nominated for four Leo Awards. She has supported capacity building, training and mentorship throughout Indigenous communities in British Columbia. In 2018, Tracey was awarded the Aboriginal Business Excellence Award from the Penticton Chamber of Commerce.
Rylan Friday is a multimedia storyteller, writer and producer. Rylan got his start in media producing radio documentaries about recovering from colonization and reconciliation. In 2015, Rylan directed two short films and in 2017, he became a founding member for the Indigenous International Film Festival. His goal is to bring LGBTQ2 and First Nations stories to the big screen.
Shady Hafez holds degrees in Indigenous Governance, Canadian Studies and Law. He is also an avid writer and commentator, whose commentary on issues around Indigenous identity, decolonization, nationhood, culture, health and politics has garnered the attention of the CBC, The Ottawa Citizen, and The David Suzuki Foundation.
Doreen Manuel is the sixth child of Grand Chief Dr. George Manuel and Marceline Manuel. Doreen is a graduate of the Aboriginal Film and Television Diploma Program at Capilano University. She has extensive background working in First Nations education and community development. Doreen is a partner with the Talent to Watch Telefilm Fund, through which she has been able to assist First Nations directors to produce their first feature films, and serves on the Board of Directors of Knowledge Network.

Jury Overview

The jury for this Edition is comprised of industry experts and TELUS team members, who are all Indigenous. The jury members will be announced in 2019.

It's Your Opportunity. Make it Happen.


Participation Perks:

    • Apply for 1 of 20 x $20,000 grants + distribution on select TELUS platforms
    • Make content that matters to you and retain rights to your produced work
    • Showcase your talent in STORYHIVE's Creator Directory and connect with local creatives
    • Gain exposure to new audiences
    • Join the STORYHIVE community and get access to special events and workshops
Application FAQ

Project Checklist:

    • Great idea for a short film (see eligible content rules)
    • Eligible Project Lead (Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada AND resident of BC or AB 
    • Multimedia submission (60-second pitch video, title card, box art, pitch document)
    • A budget breakdown
    • First draft of a script or project treatment