2021 Black Creators Edition

We’re celebrating Black Excellence on Screen with the premiere of the very first Black Creators Edition, presented by STORYHIVE and the Black Screen Office. Watch new projects filmed across BC and Alberta and produced by emerging Black content creators. Top up funding was provided to BC teams from Creative BC.

How it works

  1. Pitch + Plan

    Sept 1 - Oct 6, 2021

    Submit your digital short idea and plan for your production. Before applying to the 2021 Black Creators Edition, please be sure to also read the Submission Rules.

  2. Award

    Jan 20, 2022

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

  3. Learn + Create

    Feb 12 - Dec 13, 2022

    Each successful team will work with mentors to produce and deliver a short program, 10+ minutes in duration, and a supplementary content piece, 30+ minutes in duration. Projects will be featured on select TELUS platforms in 2023.

Past programs