2018 Shorts Edition

Flex your creativity.

Apply for $10,000 in production funding to tell your short story. This could be your chance to make your dream project a reality. Submit your pitch before March 19 at 12 noon (PST).



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


Feb 26, 2018 - March 19, 2018

Plan for your production and wow us with your pitch.


April 3, 2018 - May 3, 2018

Rally your community and build an audience to watch and vote for your project. A team of industry experts and STORYHIVE team members will award 40 outstanding projects grant funding. Each awarded project will receive a $10,000 production grant.


May 3 - Aug 7, 2018

Each winning team will work with mentors to produce a short film up to 10 minutes in length. Projects will be featured on STORYHIVE social media platforms and TELUS Optik TV On Demand in Fall 2018.

It's Your Opportunity. Make It Happen.

Participation Perks:

    • Apply for 1 of 40 X $10,000 grants + distribution on select TELUS platforms
    • Make content that matters to you and retain rights to your produced work
    • Showcase your talent in the Creator Directory
    • Connect with new audiences and gain exposure
    • Join STORYHIVE™ events and workshops
Application FAQ Guidelines

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)
    • A budget breakdown

Voting Starts In 16 days