2020 Local Heroes Documentary Edition

Explore 36 new projects from the Local Heroes Documentary Edition filmed across British Columbia and Alberta, covering a range of topics from communities navigating through the global pandemic to heroic stories about inclusiveness, recovery and hope.

How it works

  1. Pitch + Plan

    Sept 10 - Oct 7

    Send us your documentary short idea and plan for your production.

  2. Award

    Jan 14

    The jury will select 40 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 27 - Jul 14

    Each successful team will work with mentors to produce and deliver a short documentary, 20+ minutes in duration, and a behind the scenes companion piece. Projects will be featured on select TELUS platforms in 2021.

Past programs